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Based on 21 Reviews
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  • 50
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    The movie is a mess of bits and pieces that try to gel but don't. Still, it is stupidly fun. show more

  • 50
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    The only possible reasons to do this concept again is sheer laziness (it's easier to borrow an idea) and pure greed (it's cheaper to borrow an idea). [2 April 1999, Life, p.6E] show more

  • 63
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Strictly a middle-aged comedy, which consists of more easy lobs than sharp smacks, but manages to get the job done. show more

  • 50
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Ragged as some of it might have been, that old "Out-of-Towners" had a unified and surprisingly dark comic vision to go with its nifty one-liners. This big, glossy picture is set in movie-movie land, that shiny, peachy place where a celebrity -- like Mayor Rudy -- waits around every corner. [2 April 1999, Friday, p.A] show more

  • 50
    G. Allen Johnson San Francisco Examiner

    Competent, to be sure, with some good lines. show more

  • 38
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Jogs doggedly on the treadmill of comedy, working up a sweat but not getting much of anywhere. show more

  • 38
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Unremarkable. A more honest description would be to label it as mirthless, pointless, and banal. show more

  • 25
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    There are a few clever lines and Cleese has some sensational moments, but that's not enough to make the farce seem fresh. show more

  • 40
    Ron Wells Film Threat

    It's a little frightening to watch Hawn be "bubbly" at her age. show more

  • 30
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The only serendipitous touch is the casting of New York's "quality of life" watchdog, Rudolph Giuliani, as himself. show more

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