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  • Summary: An obnoxious finishing school snob (Elliott) en route to his father's hotel in Hawaii accidentally boards a fishing boat called the "Filthy Whore," with four grizzled, stinking fisherman.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 7 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: David Mills
    60
    Contains about enough laugh-out-loud sight gags and non sequiturs to justify what it demands of a viewer's time and money.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Greene
    50
    Fans of unashamedly low-brow comedies may well be amused by the eccentricities of Cabin Boy, but more conventional viewers should probably beware.
  3. 50
    Chris Elliott is appallingly bad as the title character. Although his role cries out for an over-the- top performance, Elliott's grating personae cancels out any positive contributions he can offer in that area.
  4. Reviewed by: Chris Willman
    30
    The problem is that it doesn't find a lot of laughs in much of anything, referential or otherwise. [7 Jan 1994]
  5. 25
    [Chris Elliott]'s spoof of a young seaman's apprenticeship seems desperate as he piles special effects willy-nilly atop jibes at stupid old salts. [14 Jan 1994]
  6. Reviewed by: Caryn James
    20
    All this is bizarre without being funny. [7 Jan 1994, p.C12]
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    0
    Obnoxious, snide and pointless , this ill-fated spoof carries the bonus of being as crude and gamy as the hold of an old fishing barge.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 5 out of 19

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