National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 Reviews

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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
Variety
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.
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
June 24, 2006
A new low in lame spoofery.
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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.
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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
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
This film is stale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A buddy cop parody of the lowest possible caliber.