Metascore
21

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. 0
    Allen screws up his directing debut with a script that smothers his wit in a blanket of bland.
  2. Each actor appears to have received the script to a different movie, while Allen adds his own directorial touch of sexual vulgarity.
  3. John Peaslee's Screenwriting 101-style script has merely left everyone floating on their own.
  4. With neither the dramatic nor comedic aspects of the story line being remotely convincing, the best efforts of the talented cast go for naught.
  5. A harmless little mess of a movie whose cast you've mostly heard of, including Tim Allen, who also directed.
  6. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    50
    Looking and sounding like a second-tier '80s made-for-cabler, Crazy on the Outside is the sort of bland trifle one might watch to kill time during an extended flight.
  7. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    30
    Tim Allen returns to lowest-common-denominator comedy as the star of his own ill-advised, irritating directorial debut.
User Score
4.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Nov 24, 2010
    1
    Tim Allen creates a film thats all about him. One would think with all that "star firepower" that this film might cook. It fails as a comedy, as a drama and as a film. Karle Warren (Loren -Judging Amy) has 2 lines. Ray Liotta plays a heavy but his role is not defined. Sigourney Weaver plays Allens sister yet her role is more of a cameo. In fact the heavy hitters in the film are mostly cameo roles. A waste of time but a payday for the actors. Full Review »
  2. KerryS
    Jan 15, 2010
    1
    Terrible movie, gave it a 1 instead of 0 only because of the quality of the cast, for whom I feel sympathy. Lame, stupid, unfunny, dumb site gags, awkward pacing, clunky directing. Full Review »
  3. SammieT
    Jan 13, 2010
    8
    This movie was pretty ok. I think it could have been better, but I did enjoy myself. I found it to be a nice break from all the action movies and whatnot that's out right now. Full Review »