A Night at the Roxbury - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

A Night at the Roxbury Reviews

Page 2 of 3
Danny Leigh
Sight and Sound
March 5, 2002
Profoundly unfunny.
Top Critic
Anita Gates
New York Times
January 1, 2000
The director, John Fortenberry, whose background is in television, has probably done the best that can be done with characters who were never meant to speak.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Anyone who is more than momentarily diverted by this motion picture has such a radically different idea from me of what constitutes 'entertainment' that we may never agree on anything.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
A Night at the Roxbury probably never had a shot at being funny anyway, but I don't think it planned to be pathetic. It's the first comedy I've attended where you feel that to laugh would be cruel to the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Guy MacPherson
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Even as a skit, Chris Kattan and Will Ferrell playing brothers Doug and Steve Butabi just doesn't work.
Full Review | Original Score: 50/100
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
The Butabis (Will Ferrell as gangly Steve and Chris Kattan as weasely Doug) are especially dismal to watch for 80-something minutes, more like Pat than Wayne and Garth.
Trevor Lewis
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
We have to survive on a diet of low calorie slapstick and quick-fix buffoonery.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Successfully translates a vapid and empty skit into a vapid and empty film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Destined to be one of the year's worst films, it's certainly the most pointless one.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
A comedic groaner.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
January 1, 2000
The first question, of course, is why?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
January 1, 2000
[It's] basically a movie with one joke, and it keeps repeating that joke over and over and over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
It's awful.
| Original Score: 1/4
Russell Smith
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Flagrantly vacant and pointless.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Not the rock-bottom worst of the SNL skit-derived films, but pretty darn close...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Top Critic
Paul Tatara
CNN.com
January 1, 2000
Basically a longer version of its poster.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Actually, you kind of have to admire its stars, SNL cast members Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan, who remain in character throughout the movie, though even they must know it's going nowhere fast.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
James Brundage
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
There is no possibility of fun at this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Let's look at the bright side. America is still the land of opportunity if Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan can make a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
January 1, 2000
...those who manage to sit through all 81 minutes of it deserve a medal of bravery.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Page 2 of 3