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  • Summary: Overworked Bob Munro (Williams) and his family are in desperate need of some quality time together. After promising to take them on a vacation in Hawaii, Bob abruptly changes plans and organizes a road trip to Colorado in a recreational vehicle. Dragging his wife and kids kicking and screaming into the RV, Bob's togetherness plan almost immediately hits a speed bump, and everything that can go wrong, does. (Sony) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 28
  2. Negative: 14 out of 28
  1. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    RV stands for "Retread of 'Vacation,'" or possibly "Robin's Vehicle," but to me it's funnier than "National Lampoon's Vacation." I always found Chevy Chase's road trip more unpleasant than outrageous, but RV has laughs spilling out of its overhead bins.
  2. The funny thing about RV - no, it's not the jokes, which mostly bomb - is that the characters are actually pretty likable. It's an odd achievement for a road-trip comedy that wants desperately to be loved for its potty jokes, not its humanity.
  3. 50
    Once you get past the lengthy, graphic geyser-of-liquid-excrement gag, it's not as irredeemably vulgar as it might have been.
  4. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    RV has teeth -- more teeth than the last few Steve Martin films, anyway -- but it's terrified to bite down, knowing that the paying audience would feel it more than anyone.
  5. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Nowadays no family movie is complete without a values-oriented agenda and a bountiful supply of fecal matter, and RV supplies both.
  6. I would have told you that its title refers to recreational vehicle. Having seen it, I now know the initials stand for reeking vulgarity.
  7. 0
    Isn't it time to put Robin Williams out to pasture? There's precious little mirth to be had via RV after the comically nasty opening set-up.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 32
  2. Negative: 9 out of 32
  1. Marlene
    Sep 11, 2006
    I really liked it. I was impressed that there was no nudity or cursing. It showed real talent.
  2. DamonT.
    Apr 30, 2006
    My family enjoyed it a great deal!
  3. RobertN.
    Apr 28, 2006
    The critics were way off on this one. I saw this movie and came to metacritic to see just how well it did. Insane. I rarely go with my family but this one brought us all to the theater. I mean it is really rare when a movie does that. While this movie didn't excel in any areas, it still makes a great family movie if nothing else. Expand
  4. Dani
    Jun 22, 2006
    The movie was just okay. The humor was stupid.
  5. ChadS.
    Jul 18, 2006
    When Bob(Robin Williams) is emptying his septic tank, the country "hicks" who assist him sound as if they straggled over from "O Brother Where Art Thou". That goes the same for the Gornickes as well. A better time could've been had with Jeff Daniels and Kristin Chenoweth as the leads. They're poop-free. The same can't be said for "R.V." An even worse offense than the geyser of crap, literally, and metaphorically(Robin Williams' homeboy schtick, the collective realization that the Munros love each other, and the tired slapstick), is the lack of respect for people who have regional accents and a rural sensibility. Expand
  6. May 29, 2012
    Occasionally funny. Robin Williams has been in really really good movies and really really bad movies. This ones kinda bad. Some parts will remind you of National Lampoon's Vacation but this is far from being that good because at times it looks cheap and other times kinda corny. Expand
  7. KyleM.
    Aug 21, 2006
    I hate giving movies a "0". But my soul is perfectly at rest when giving one to RV. My fiance laughed a grand total of 0 times, and I laughed five times as much as she did. Honestly, did the writers truly think that having the RV roll down a hill or across a parking lot FIVE times was going to have the audience rolling? Expand

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