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  • Summary: Dana Carvey is Pistachio Disguisey, the last in a long line of "masters of disguise" in a family that goes back through 2,000 years of European history.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 24
  2. Negative: 23 out of 24
  1. Feels like nothing less than Dana Carvey's desperate bid for his own "Austin Powers"-like franchise, but with a harmless humor far less crude. Carvey favors whoopee cushion punch lines to toilet gags and references to big butts over sexual double-entendres.
  2. The individual scenes are just random, uninspired riffs by Carvey or awkwardly flat cameos by the likes of Jesse Ventura and Olympic sprinter Michael Johnson.
  3. Hands-down, the best James Brolin-in-an-Italian-accent movie ever.
  4. 20
    A film so family-safe it feels sheathed in plastic Bubble Wrap. Unfortunately, it's not even as much fun as popping the bubbles. It doesn't matter that the film is less than 90 minutes. It still feels like a prison stretch.
  5. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    20
    Vehicle for Dana Carvey as a chameleonic crime-fighting imbecile is noisy, colorful and fart-gag-filled enough to amuse undiscriminating auds under the age of 10.
  6. 10
    I understand how hard it is for parents to find movies to take their kids to, but the thought of them or their children getting stuck at this stinker galls me. Summer vacation feels short enough as it is.
  7. A gimmick in search of a movie: how to get Carvey into as many silly costumes and deliver as many silly voices as possible, plot mechanics be damned.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 60
  2. Negative: 35 out of 60
  1. Oct 3, 2011
    10
    This is one of the best movies I have ever seen, even though stupid with bad acting, that pretty much is the point. There are plenty of goodThis is one of the best movies I have ever seen, even though stupid with bad acting, that pretty much is the point. There are plenty of good movies like this, with lines so ridiculous you just have to laugh. The main character(Pistachio) is very funny. The supporting characters, although lame only add to the spot on humor.
    Let me warn, there is some possibility of hating, but for I, it's hilarious.
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  2. Jan 8, 2013
    10
    I can't see why everybody dislikes this movie. I thought Dana was hilarious at acting in this movie. In fact, I'd pay any amount of money forI can't see why everybody dislikes this movie. I thought Dana was hilarious at acting in this movie. In fact, I'd pay any amount of money for the turtles guy suit. I thought it was hilarious and I think the impersinations were wonderful. I catch this way better than John Carter. Expand
  3. JohnC.
    Apr 9, 2009
    10
    This movie was freakin awesome you all are a bunch of losers because you think its stupid.
  4. JayC.
    Jun 25, 2003
    3
    This movie has absolutely no comedy in it. Its funny for the kids and the accent thing is cute but this is just stupid. I laughed once... This movie has absolutely no comedy in it. Its funny for the kids and the accent thing is cute but this is just stupid. I laughed once... Rent this for the kids they will laugh the first time they see it and then they will forget about it. Expand
  5. Apr 11, 2015
    2
    This movie is so bad it is funny to laugh at it. Actually you should watch I didn't leave till the end. It was hilarious. I would buy theThis movie is so bad it is funny to laugh at it. Actually you should watch I didn't leave till the end. It was hilarious. I would buy the turtle guy suit though and there were 2 or 3 moments I actually found funny. Expand
  6. JoeMama
    Mar 27, 2009
    0
    The Master of Disguise sucks balls! I know because I'm Joe Mama and I know movies!
  7. Jun 17, 2013
    0
    This movie has no potential whatsoever. Jokes are bad, plot is stupid and it's just dissapointing. This movie can be summed up in two words:This movie has no potential whatsoever. Jokes are bad, plot is stupid and it's just dissapointing. This movie can be summed up in two words: bin material. Expand

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