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Based on 14 Reviews
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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Kingpin has nastiness going for it. There are prosthesis jokes, bad-teeth jokes, ugly-women jokes, sight gags involving vomiting, etc. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Potty humor to spare. [26 July 1996, p. D4] show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Some of the gags don't work, and yet I laughed at the Farrellys' audacity in trying them. And the humor isn't just gags and punch lines, but one accomplished comic performance after another. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, and Bill Murray give riotous performances, but be warned that the comedy is overloaded with gross-out humor from beginning to end. show more

  • 38
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The really disgusting thing about this movie isn't the crude jokes themselves, but how grossly unfunny they all are. show more

  • 25
    San Francisco Examiner

    The movie itself simply misses the mark. show more

  • 60

    As a barrel of easy, unsophisticated laughs, Kingpin delivers in spades. show more

  • 40
    TV Guide

    This lowbrow romp doesn't even have the courage of its own infantile grossness. show more

  • 67
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    Kingpin is no classic, but I've got to admit that after sitting though a number of the film's less-than-inspiring previews over the last few weeks, I wasn't exactly expecting the second coming of Laurel and Hardy. show more

  • 25
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    Lowest-common-denominator humor. show more

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