Metascore
41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 19
  2. Negative: 6 out of 19
  1. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    75
    The improvised dialogue has a no-holds-barred quality that can hit or miss. But when it hits, it can be hysterical.
  2. 38
    Jiminy Glick needs definition if he's to work as a character. We have to sense a consistent comic personality, and we don't; Short changes gears and redefines the character whenever he needs a laugh.
  3. Reviewed by: D. W. Smith
    60
    Short does a good job playing Lynch but this whole Lynch thing might have played funnier ten years ago.
  4. In his curdled-butterball way, Jiminy Glick may be the most acidic showbiz send-up since Andy Kaufman's Tony Clifton. This movie, though it has its moments, is a pedestal he didn't need.
  5. A giddy, gassy piece of lunatic fluff that recounts Jiminy's rise to fame. In interviews, Short has described Glick as a moron with power, and in Jiminy Glick in Lalawood, he takes us back to the early days, when he was merely a moron.
  6. Reviewed by: Eddie Cockrell
    40
    Too often depends on salty, adolescent one-liners that provide shock value guffaws but grow cumulatively wearisome.
  7. Reviewed by: Kevin Allison
    63
    Martin Short is so odd that apparently, neither he nor the film industry know what to do about it. In a way, Jiminy Glick in La La Wood is both a fictional riff on this very fact and hard proof of it.
  8. 50
    Director Vadim Jean is lucky that his low-octane comedy is long on Short.
  9. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    50
    One of that film's funniest performers, John Michael Higgins, is on hand as a maniacal European celebrity handler who keeps swearing, "I am no homoist."
  10. The film has enough laughs to stock a 90-minute entertainment. Unfortunately it throws out enough material to fill five comedies. And most of the jokes die in silence, throwing off a flop-sweat tsunami that carries away Short's best work.
  11. What Short does not deserve - and neither do we - is a feature-length movie about Jiminy.
  12. 30
    Where else are you going to find an extended riff on the weird, weird world of David Lynch movies, an homage to "The Shining" and flatulence gags in the same place?
  13. 70
    While it isn't surprising that improv gods Short and fellow SNL vet Jan Hooks, as Glick's wife, Dixie, are brilliant, who knew that perennial onscreen good girl Elizabeth Perkins, playing here a has-been bitch-diva, could be so brittle and sexy?
  14. 50
    Isn't really a satire of Hollywood so much as a chance for Short's wealthy showbiz buddies (Steve Martin, Kurt Russell, Kevin Kline, Whoopi Goldberg) to poke very gentle fun at themselves and stick it to the press.
  15. A tenth of a movie masquerading as a full feature.
  16. An intermittently funny free-for-all that tries desperately to flesh out a television sketch into a feature-length movie.
  17. 30
    A film this slipshod needs much more star-power than it's able to muster.
  18. Reviewed by: Darren Reidy
    30
    Give 'em a handicap for making a 20-minute man go 90--still, it's not enough.
  19. Never was this funny a comedian in this horrible a movie.
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Oct 18, 2013
    8
    Behind the fat suit and countless celebrity cameos is a a unexpected satirical gem. Although the story can run thin at times, Short keepsBehind the fat suit and countless celebrity cameos is a a unexpected satirical gem. Although the story can run thin at times, Short keeps pushing forward, poking fun at all facets of film and celebrity, from David Lynch to substance abuse to lesbian art film, along the way. The movie is certainly a fluff piece, but with a laugh a minute its well worth the time. Full Review »
  2. ClaytonL.
    Mar 25, 2007
    8
    This movie is seriously underrated. Anybody at first glance will think it be a corny movie but Marin Short pulls out some gems. Martin Short This movie is seriously underrated. Anybody at first glance will think it be a corny movie but Marin Short pulls out some gems. Martin Short is hilarious. Full Review »
  3. GaryB.
    May 6, 2005
    0
    The TV show is horrible, and I'm pretty sure it's been cancelled, it's barely on in reruns on Comedy Central. Martin Short has The TV show is horrible, and I'm pretty sure it's been cancelled, it's barely on in reruns on Comedy Central. Martin Short has only had one funny moment in career, ever since then he's just been annoying the crap out of people. So how was this movie financed? No idea. But I do know that it won't even make back the money it cost to make this idiotic film. Full Review »