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Kids in the Hall 'Brain Candy' Reviews

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May 19, 2008
You'll be laughing through your disapproval.

TV Guide
May 19, 2008
There are some very funny bits, but they're interspersed with long stretches of exposition that drag the whole thing down, down, down.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Leonard Klady
May 19, 2008
The ensemble is assured and adroitly gets the gags across without telegraphing punch lines.
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David Ansen
March 31, 2008
A twisted comedy for twisted times, this movie made me happy. Go figure.
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
August 11, 2006
It was supposed to be a comedy, but it just wasn't funny. End of story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
A quintet of Canadian TV comedians hit the cinema screen with a splat.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
The Kids stopped doing their show two years ago. It's too bad that this may be what they're remembered for.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
November 4, 2003
Some fairly funny stuff, but not up to par with the HBO series.
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 24, 2003
A shambling disappointment.
| Original Score: 2/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
February 2, 2003
I was privy to an early test screening of this, and it was weirder and better than the final product. Even the final, watered-down version beats the hell out of most safe so-called comedies, though.
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
September 1, 2002
You can see the performers/writers laboring to keep the laughs coming in stories that would have worked better as skits.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
July 24, 2002
Much like how South Park: BL & U proved a brilliant expansion from its source material, Brain Candy captures the Canadian Kids at their most cleverly unglued.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
A splendid showcase for their diverse, frisky talents.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Leslie Rigoulot
Film Scouts
April 17, 2002
Kids in the Hall fans won't be disappointed, but the rest of us can only hope that these talented folks will keep trying, with better results.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Isn't anything more than a sloppy showcase for the group's costume-changing tricks, but sometimes its sheer chutzpah can be amusing.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Reader, I did not laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
[A] shrill and slovenly opus.
Greg Muskewitz
January 1, 2000
Transitorily amusing and as a sophomoric display of crude humor, is funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
It's like one long sketch that never seems to rocket off into the inspired heights of lunacy the series maintained so well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
I do get it. I just don't like it.
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