Vacation Reviews

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July 30, 2015
The Griswold elders (Chase and Beverly D'Angelo) show up toward the end for brief cameos, but like most everyone else in the film, they barely register. With any luck, Vacation will barely register, as well.
July 29, 2015
The new Vacation is both better than I'd feared and not as hilarious as I'd hoped. It's intermittently funny and instantly forgettable.
July 29, 2015
Raucous R-rated fun? You'd think, but the gags smack of desperation.
July 29, 2015
Whenever Daley and Goldstein have the opportunity to make any biting observations or mount sustained original gags, they floor it in the opposite direction.
July 29, 2015
Early on in this reboot, an adult Rusty Griswold declares, "This vacation will stand on its own!" Sure. And station wagons can fly. Still...a few chuckles can be found along this journey.
July 29, 2015
It's taken more than 30 years for a new family of Griswolds to make an ill-fated cross-country trip to Walley World. Worth the wait? Not really.
July 28, 2015
A very funny R-rated movie with a PG-13 heart.
July 28, 2015
Vacation passes the most important test of any comedy: it's funny.
July 28, 2015
The kind of movie that exists because greenlighting it is easier than thinking.
July 28, 2015
You know how kids survive long car trips with earphones and DVD players? That's what I wished I had to help me survive this movie.
July 28, 2015
Lacks the wickedly funny spirit of the original "Vacation."
July 28, 2015
A film seemingly designed to prove that "really stupid" and "pretty funny" aren't mutually exclusive assessments, "Vacation" is a hit-or-miss grab bag of gleefully moronic jokes. But it's not as consistently, shamelessly idiotic as it should be.
July 28, 2015
I must adhere to my rule that, no matter how else I feel about a comedy, it gets a passing grade if it makes me laugh -- which I did, several times.
July 28, 2015
This new Vacation is hardly an improvement on the old Vacation, and may in fact be worse. Neither of them, to borrow the immortal words of the Go-Go's, is all we ever wanted.
July 28, 2015
There's nothing to say that crass can't be funny - and it sometimes is in Daley and Goldstein's iteration - but Vacation loses any of the ooey-gooey, family-friendly heart that made you really want Clark to get to Walley World to begin with.
July 28, 2015
Goes down in flames along with the family's Albanian minivan.
July 28, 2015
That sound you hear is John Hughes and Harold Ramis, the writer and director of the original, rolling over in their graves. And not from laughter, which is in very short supply here.
July 28, 2015
"Vacation" is, minute to minute, one of the most repellent, mean-spirited gross-out comedies it's ever been my squirmy displeasure to sit through.
July 28, 2015
Father doesn't just know best, he's the only one whose knowledge or lack thereof means anything at all.
July 28, 2015
"Vacation" is consistently funny from beginning to end, a piling on of dumb but inventive jokes and excruciating, awkward situations.
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