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The Pest Reviews

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Keith Phipps
AV Club
August 4, 2009
It seems to be targeted at eight-year-old boys with attention-deficit disorder, and could have been more competently made by any one of them.
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Joe Leydon
Variety
March 27, 2009
Pic exists solely to showcase Leguizamo's wild and crazy antics, which are very much an acquired taste.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
August 30, 2004
When Mr. Leguizamo isn't doing third-rate ethnic parody, he is wallowing in scatological jokes that are so poorly prepared and executed that they make similar antics by Mr. Carrey play like classic routines.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Talented and versatile actor-comedian John Leguizamo indulges himself so totally with incessant mugging, mimicking and all-around showing off that he begins to wear out his welcome before the opening credit sequence is over.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 1/4
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
This film is utterly without discipline or focus in a way that -- to one's shame --one eventually finds oddly endearing.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Obviously, someone must have told Leguizamo he's a comic genius. Whoever did that isn't his friend.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
It's the kind of movie where every paying customer deserves to receive a handwritten apology from the producers.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4