Metascore
32

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. 63
    Feels conceived and shot on the fly -- like between lunch breaks for Shearer's radio show and his ''Simpson'' voice-overs.
  2. 50
    Fitfully entertaining molehill of a movie.
  3. 40
    A satirist such as Shearer should need a license to go hunting on terrain so rich with easy targets; he tries to bag them all, and it leaves the film to founder in aimlessness.
  4. Does for industrialists, politicians, pro-football owners and lawyers what Christopher Guest's "Best in Show' did for dog owners -- but without the skewer.
  5. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    40
    Despite its intelligence and a great, funny concept for a movie, this "Picnic" never gets past the appetizers; pic lacks the development needed for a full-length feature and, following a hilarious opening sequence, it becomes tiresomely one-note.
  6. Falls short of the mark, content to shoot fish in a barrel.
  7. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    30
    It doesn't meet the minimum number of laughs to qualify as a comedy -- two would have clinched it -- and it's far too asinine to be taken seriously.
  8. It's utterly frustrating: What could and should have been biting and droll is instead a tepid waste of time and talent.
  9. The satire is unfocused, while the story goes nowhere. Too bad. The material is ripe for satire.

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