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Gun Shy Reviews

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Widgett Walls
December 20, 2002
Sure it falls apart right at the end--but up until that point it's a gem of an underrated comedy.
| Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 12, 2002
[Gun Shy is] not boring as much as it's...forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 13, 2002
A quirky comedy about middle-aged burnout.
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
January 1, 2000
The direction is proficient
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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Tom Keogh
January 1, 2000
Gun Shy can't rise on wobbly legs.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
This comedy could use a Prozac or two.
Andrew Manning
Radio Free Entertainment
January 1, 2000
The supporting cast is comical, and anyone enjoying the misadventures of dumb lawbreakers should get a kick out of this movie.
| Original Score: 6/10
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
A half hour in and still, the plot, tone, and setting are incomprehensible.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
Gun Shy is a zany mobster/comedy film about a lawman who is suffering from anxiety attacks and is in need of seeing a shrink.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
Weird exercise in toilet humor.
| Original Score: 1/4
Thom Bennett
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
It is not funny enough to be the spoof it wants to be, not exciting or suspenseful enough to support the action scenes.
Harvey S. Karten
January 1, 2000
Neither romantic nor dark, neither humorous nor satiric, Gun Shy tries to be Bob Newhart, Goodfellas, Mickey Blue Eyes and Forces of Nature and succeeds at none of the above.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
January 1, 2000
By the middle of the film, however, this cross between the original Bob Newhart Show and the James Bond films has hit it's stride and we can sit back and enjoy a really comfortable movie.
| Original Score: 8/10
Dave Kehr
January 1, 2000
Movies this badly botched are seldom released in theaters.
Todd Anthony
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
January 1, 2000
Gun Shy is the kind of movie that makes you laugh; then, as you think about it afterward, you feel ashamed you enjoyed it.
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
January 1, 2000
Gun Shy is also likely to be a bad career move for producer/co-star Sandra Bullock.
| Original Score: C+
January 1, 2000
It's a shame everything is so discombobulated, because some sparkling moments get lost in the mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Bob Thomas
Associated Press
January 1, 2000
He (Eric Blakeney) shows real promise with clever dialogue and plotting, and especially with creating a gallery of intriguing characters.
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Gun Shy is worth at least a shot at a matinee.
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January 1, 2000
Not only is the script incomprehensible, the film wasn't edited or directed -- it was crammed into a Cuisinart.
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