My Cousin Vinny - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

My Cousin Vinny Reviews

Page 2 of 3
Top Critic
Variety Staff
May 27, 2008
Tomei, sashaying through the proceedings as kind of a sexy hood ornament, creates a buoyant chemistry with her combative b.f.

May 27, 2008
Smart-talking comedy with Joe Pesci in fine form.
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 27, 2008
While it's easy to imagine an infinite number of bad courtroom comedies based on this scenario, this movie turns out to be wonderful -- broad and low character comedy that's solidly imagined and beautifully played.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat
July 13, 2007
Though overrated, this comedy shows why Joe Pesci was once an important film addition
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Wally Hammond
Time Out
June 24, 2006
It's a small, surprisingly gentle affair, prone to fits and starts, but fun.
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
December 9, 2005
Too dependent on convenient stereotypes and fish-out-of-water cliches, though the late Fred Gwynne is a welcome presence.
| Original Score: 2/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
June 10, 2005
Big dumb comedy that somehow works.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 6, 2005
raucous and funny
| Original Score: 4/5
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 26, 2004
Excellent performances by Pesci & Tomei. Essentially a court room dramedy "My Cousin Vinny" makes some good points about pointing fingers. But mostly it'll make you laugh
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 19, 2003
A very clever comedy
Top Critic
Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Easily the most inventive and enjoyable American film farce in a long time, even during those extended patches when it seems to be marking time or when it continues with a running gag that can't stay the distance.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 19, 2003
Pleasant time killer. Great Fred Gwynne performance.
| Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
February 2, 2003
Very funny fish-out-of-water flick and, Oscar notwithstanding, generally underrated.
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
September 18, 2002
Laughs aplenty.
| Original Score: 3/5
Dragan Antulov
September 10, 2002
Very pleasant.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
Top Critic
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
You might not remember much about My Cousin Vinny an hour later, but the cast makes the jokes (even the bad ones) go down easy.
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It's the kind of movie home video was invented for: Not worth the trip to the theater, but slam it into the VCR and you get your rental's worth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Joe Pesci is a total screen pleasure. He grabs whatever comes his way -- from GoodFellas to Home Alone
Top Critic
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Weighed down by a dull setup featuring Ralph 'Karate Kid' Macchio, the movie gets a much-needed charge from Pesci, a bundle of bandy-legged impudence as Macchio's lawyer cousin, Vincent Gambini.
Greg Muskewitz
January 1, 2000
Both Pesci and Tomei create good chemistry and are at the top of their form.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Page 2 of 3