Metascore
33

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 28
  2. Negative: 14 out of 28
  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    38
    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.
  2. 30
    In RV, the downwardly spiraling career trajectories of Robin Williams and director Barry Sonnenfeld intertwine like the ropes of a tangled parachute, and all the helpless viewer can do is look on aghast as the whole abortive fiasco plummets toward Earth.
  3. 30
    The bedraggled movie limps along to its phony hogwash of an ending, adding the ignominy of sentimentality to its previous sin of being so derivative.
  4. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    30
    Nowadays no family movie is complete without a values-oriented agenda and a bountiful supply of fecal matter, and RV supplies both.
  5. Reviewed by: Grady Hendrix
    30
    RV is another disturbing entry in the dark cycle of movies that began for Robin Williams with "One Hour Photo" and "Insomnia" and has continued with "The Night Listener." I look forward with queasy dread to what he'll do in "Mrs. Doubtfire 2."
  6. Why did director Barry Sonnenfeld take on this project? Just to sully a fine comedic resume that includes "The Addams Family" and "Get Shorty"? And one last one: Which one of these levers do you push to send the RV careering off the mountain for good?
  7. I would have told you that its title refers to recreational vehicle. Having seen it, I now know the initials stand for reeking vulgarity.
  8. RV is a horrible movie about horrible people, and just because they call it a comedy doesn't mean we have to play along.
  9. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    25
    Unfunny, sappy and massively predictable.
  10. 25
    On those rare occasions when RV stumbles across a comedic moment that is legitimately funny, it drains the humor out of it by milking it dry.
  11. Yes, Virginia, there is a poop fairy, which is why studio heads persist in tucking the likes of RV under their pillows, confident they'll awaken Monday morning to find all that brown turned straight to green.
  12. 25
    Apart from a funny turn by "Arrested Development's" Will Arnett as Williams' evil boss, nobody appears to be having a good time. And the feeling is infectious.
  13. 20
    The recreational vehicle has a long and storied tradition in American cinema, from "Damnation Alley" to "Lost in America" to "Stripes." Sadly, RV shares little of its namesake' nationwide appeal.
  14. 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.
User Score
5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 56 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 34
  2. Negative: 9 out of 34
  1. Mar 21, 2014
    2
    RV is a horribly unfunny, decidedly unimaginative Robin Williams flick that will come back to bite him in the ass one day. The movie is just downright dismal. Full Review »
  2. Nov 13, 2013
    4
    RV was made for TV.
    An adventure comedy gone array, few laughs that are far apart. The story is rubbish and there is no real message or
    redeeming quality that can be scavenged from the debris. Full Review »
  3. Aug 27, 2013
    6
    Esta pelicula de comedia me gusto, no tanto pero me gusto, la vi comica y divertida pero tuvo una comedia absurda y familiar, eso puede ser una de las razones por la cual la pelicula sea un poco mala. Full Review »