Metascore
20

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 23
  2. Negative: 17 out of 23
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  1. The only actors who walk away unscathed are Kattan -- the best thing in a very bad movie -- and former cover girl Shaw.
  2. 25
    The only way sober adults will keep awake is wondering how the lead mobsters on "The Sopranos" -- who also are amateur film critics -- will rank the movie next year on HBO.
  3. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    25
    The most dumbed-down mob comedy in years. It's the kind of movie you tie around the ankles of a stiff you're tossing into deep water and never want to see again.
  4. 10
    Corky never becomes sympathetic, and without this fundamental irony the movie doesn't have a leg to stand on.
  5. 12
    A dead zone of comedy. The concept is exhausted, the ideas are tired, the physical gags are routine, the story is labored, the actors look like they can barely contain their doubts about the project.
  6. Worth your time and money? Fuhgeddaboutit.
  7. It might be courting hyperbole to call Corky Romano the single worst movie ever to feature an ''SNL'' cast member (Dan Aykroyd hit some pretty arid valleys), but I'm willing to go out on a critical limb and rank it among the all-time bottom dozen.
  8. 40
    Predictable and tiresome.
  9. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    40
    What at times feels like a maniacal romp becomes just another sporadically funny, but mostly lame, piece of disposable product.
  10. Reviewed by: Miles Beller
    80
    Truly makes you laugh. At its best it recalls the animated antics of a Jerry Lewis escapade, the pratfall follies of a Buster Keaton flick and Rowan Atkinson's outsized physicality.
  11. 50
    The movie is a lowbrow showcase for an equally lowbrow comedian, and how much of it you can endure depends entirely on how you feel about Kattan.
  12. 20
    Frankly, there wouldn't have been enough shtick here to warrant an SNL skit. And if the material isn't even up to those standards, then who the hell green-lit it as a feature?
  13. Simply, the worst movie of a wretched year.
  14. The writing, directing and acting are all so sketchy, it's a mystery that Kattan didn't just try out this material the way he should have -- in a three-minute sketch.
  15. This is a lazy, careless film that feels strangely unfinished.
  16. 25
    Corky Romano is merely grating. Until he finds a better director than Rob Pritts, Kattan's best bet is to stick with "SNL" impresario Lorne Michaels.
  17. Nobody would claim it adds up to much of a comedy. It's strictly for someone looking for a goof-off.
  18. It's bad enough that the lazy script substitutes goofy situations for actual gags, much of which falls flat under Rob Pritts' plodding direction, but Corky Romano finally sours in cynicism and hypocrisy.
  19. 20
    As Corky, Mr. Kattan never finds an appealing perspective on his character. Sweetness is not this gifted comedian's strong suit, and in its place Mr. Kattan offers a desperate eagerness to please, a far less charming quality.
  20. Reviewed by: Steve Simels
    40
    This broad, coarse farce is otherwise as insubstantial a piece of work as you could possibly imagine; in fact, a light breeze could blow it away.
  21. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    50
    The movie is so silly I found myself snickering a couple of times, just before slumping down in my seat in mortified embarrassment.
  22. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    10
    Ranks as the most slapdash comedic star vehicle to hit screens since Harland Williams misfired with the career-stalling "RocketMan."
  23. It's depressing enough to sit through an unfunny comedy, but it's worse to watch Falk, Penn and Berg having to earn a living like this.
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 68 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 32
  2. Negative: 8 out of 32
  1. Mar 26, 2014
    10
    This movie was honestly SO FUNNY.... people shouldnt be looking to take the story seriously and everything, this movie was meant to make youThis movie was honestly SO FUNNY.... people shouldnt be looking to take the story seriously and everything, this movie was meant to make you laugh. This movie MADE ME LAUGH OUT TEARS.... so many funny scenes... holy this movie is my all time classic funny movie.... honestly. People who didnt like this movie honestly doesn't have a sense of humor or cant expand their ways of watching different type of films. If you pick up this movie, don't expect a Sopranos kind of thing... .just expect a comedy... that's the whole point. Full Review »
  2. JohnD
    Aug 30, 2009
    8
    The greatest worst movie ever! You will split your sides laughing if you lose yourself in the film and not get bogged down with the truth The greatest worst movie ever! You will split your sides laughing if you lose yourself in the film and not get bogged down with the truth that it is a dumb movie. I give it an 8 for those who know how to enjoy dumb movies and a 2 for those who know movies. Full Review »
  3. se
    Dec 27, 2006
    7
    This movie was totally fun. yes, it did not win an oscar but it wasnt meant to... its camp!