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Vegas Vacation Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 16, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full of jokes that fall flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
May 26, 2012
Despite Chevy Chase's decent effort trying to revive the Griswold franchise, VEGAS VACATION is just a big disappointment. This one could have just premiered on TV, as it resembles that sort of mediocrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 26, 2009
A tepid fourth entry in the popular 1980s series that is decidedly showing its age.
Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
December 14, 2010
Lame National Lampoon with usual innuendo, drinking.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Why, if [Chevy] Chase is such a funny guy, does he make such unfunny movies?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
There is nothing more memorable about Vegas Vacation than the flatness of the writing in Elisa Bell's script and the uninspired direction of first-timer Stephen Kessler.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 6, 2005
The fourth and weakest trip with the hapless Griswolds.
| Original Score: 2/5
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian
July 5, 2004
A high colonic for the brain.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
This is one vacation that went off the rails from the outset.
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John Hartl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
The first half hour in particular is clogged with wheezing routines that appear to have no punchlines.
Pat Kramer
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
So far from funny it's actually painful to sit through.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Bruce Walker
Washington Post
January 22, 2002
I'll lay you 3-to-1 odds that by the end of this flick even fans will be thinking that this wasn't a trip worth taking.
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Somewhere along the way, the filmmakers lost sight of what made the original Vacation funny. It wasn't the actual goal... but the journey.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
June 24, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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Sean P. Means
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Chase unrolls his tired collection of mugs and stumbles, while some truly funny performers - particularly Sid Caesar and the usually reliable Wallace Shawn - are wasted in do-nothing roles.
Mark Bazer
Boston Phoenix
January 1, 2000
There should be a self-help group where insecure people make themselves feel better by constantly repeating: "He's Chevy Chase and I'm not."
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
This is not the sort of comedy that asks much of a viewer, and it's not as if you have to engage your brain.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Retracing overly traveled roads.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
May 20, 2003
To the legions who have returned as losers from the glitzy playgrounds of the Nevada desert can now be added the people responsible for Vegas Vacation.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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