Vacation Reviews

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February 25, 2016
This road trip isn't as bad as you might have heard, but it's not a journey I can honestly recommend taking.
February 22, 2016
Hughes instilled honesty to tickle our funny bones. Daley and Goldstein throw feces and laugh amongst themselves.
December 30, 2015
Vacation isn't a waste of your time or money, because you will laugh. You just won't be talking about it next week - which says something, since we've been talking about the original Vacation for more than 30 years.
December 22, 2015
As far as Helms and Applegate, they seem to be straining with the mediocre material and the harder they work, the more forced and desperate the entire movie seems.
November 16, 2015
The set-ups are laborious and stupid and largely untenable, but the actors bring just enough emotion to the frame to make us care. Applegate is fantastic, and nothing short of inspiring as she bridges the gap between hot mama and mama bear...
November 11, 2015
By no means a masterpiece, but it's definitely a solid comedy effort...
November 5, 2015
This is a movie in which the foul-mouthed Kevin says he would be 'excited' to learn his older brother has AIDS. He also pulls a plastic bag over his brother's head to asphyxiate him, at least twice, and threatens to shoot his brother with a gun.
October 9, 2015
Both the characters and the tone have been updated as a new generation of Grizwolds hits the road for a raucous holiday, eliminating the darker edges for a sillier, ruder romp.
September 3, 2015
As entirely unnecessary reboots go, Vacation isn't half bad... Fart gags, it seems, are never in fashion.
September 1, 2015
A depressingly wrongheaded followup...
August 30, 2015
This reboot makes we want to watch the earlier Vacation films again. Those I could watch multiple times. This one, I'm happy to have seen just the once.
August 27, 2015
This summer, give your new vacation a look if you're really looking forward to it.
August 26, 2015
Sadly, the resulting film feels every bit like the desperate cash-in it really is.
August 26, 2015
Vacation throws away any of the vestiges of family friendliness that characterised the franchise to date, and discards any warmth that we may have been able to feel for the Griswolds in the process.
August 26, 2015
Very desperate and sometimes cringingly embarrassing.
August 23, 2015
For the most part writer-directors Jonthan Goldstein and John Francis Daley seem to reckon what we will find hilariously funny is a steady stream of gross-out gags and even grosser paedophilia jokes.
August 23, 2015
Lacks the poignancy that set the first film apart. It apes the National Lampoon formula for humor but seems bereft when it comes to showing dad's desperate love for his brood.
August 23, 2015
The writer-directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley claim to have updated the story but little feels fresh or contemporary beyond some de rigeur crudeness.
August 23, 2015
It's hard to imagine even Hangover fans being satisfied by such middling vulgarity.
August 23, 2015
Unless you're watching through rose-tinted 80s glasses you should find this a worthy sequel to Chevy Chase's original.
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