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National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 Reviews

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John Ferguson
Radio Times
July 27, 2015
This bid by the National Lampoon team to cash in with some Naked Gun-style spoofery lacks the brainless invention of the latter films, but still manages to score quite a few laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 27, 2015
Neither the writing nor the acting is strong enough here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
A raucous parody of bodies-through-the-plate-glass-window action flicks, the movie has been made in a slavish but pedestrian imitation of the Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker house style.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Lawrence Cohn
March 26, 2009
More an imitation than a parody, this would-be comedy is very short on laughs and gives away virtually all of them in its coming-attractions trailer.
February 18, 2008
actually very funny
| Original Score: 3/4
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
June 24, 2006
A new low in lame spoofery.
Clint Morris
May 6, 2005
As much a poor man's "Hot Shots" if ever they were
| Original Score: 2/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
April 30, 2004
A second-rate attempt to out-Zucker the Zucker brothers.
| Original Score: 2/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
March 16, 2004
A film so disastrously slight that you've forgotten 95% of the gags by the time you pull out of the parking lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Watching "Loaded Weapon 1" is like playing Trivial Pursuit with experts. It's exhausting.
Hollywood Bitchslap
March 25, 2003
In a career of poor choices, perhaps this one was the worst. Oh sure, it made money, but it also turned Emilio Estevez into Leslie Nielsen.
| Original Score: 3/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Here's a film that's more than a little pleased with itself. But the audience is not likely to feel the same amount of pleasure.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A buddy cop parody of the lowest possible caliber.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It's hard to satirize a satire. That's what "National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1" wants to do, but the target proves elusive. This is a would-be comedy that's not as funny (nor as satirical) as the movies that inspired it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
This film is stale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
April 27, 2005
| Original Score: 0/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
February 24, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
February 13, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 25, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
Michael Dequina
January 12, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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