Metascore
40

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. Likably stoopid, the latest from comedy troupe Broken Lizard (Super Troopers, Beerfest) mines plenty of jokes from eating out and being served.
  2. Reviewed by: Ethan Alter
    50
    The movie offers enough solid laughs to ensure a decent audience on DVD and cable. That audience could have been even larger, however, were the proceedings just a little smarter and a whole lot funnier.
  3. 50
    Funny more often than not. Worth checking out on video.
  4. Much of the film's humor hovers around crotch level. If jokes about mental illness, terminal disease and sex with orangutans sound funny to you, go for it.
  5. Has its share of funny moments. But it also has its share of tired ones, like the subplot involving the inadvertent swallowing of a ring.
  6. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    50
    It is the presence of Duncan as a Mike Tyson-esque, malaprop-spouting ex-champion that, at least momentarily, lifts the pic out of its mediocrity.
  7. The film is set in a celeb-owned Miami restaurant and many of the gags--exploding entrees, the swallowing of a diamond ring, on-the-job drunkenness--feel like leftovers.
  8. Reviewed by: Ethan Gilsdorf
    38
    When is a comedy not a comedy? When it’s not all that funny.
  9. You would think any movie with the word "salmon" in the title would have to be funny. Think again.
  10. Early on in The Slammin' Salmon, a customer sends back a plate of undercooked fish. I can't imagine a better metaphor for a movie that is named after a fish and that is as half-baked as this one is.
  11. Thirteen-year-old boys big enough to sneak into R-rated movies are presumably the prime audience for this witless comedy from the Broken Lizard troupe.
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Sep 25, 2013
    5
    Not as good as their previous work but still pretty solid. A few solid laughs through out and Michael Clark Duncan really steals the show in my opinion. Could have been better though. Full Review »
  2. Big'Un
    Apr 26, 2010
    6
    A fun and funny movie. OK, there are some very sophomoric gags. But that's part of what Broken Lizard is all about. All those critics above need a reality check. What did they expect, eh? Wonder how they rated Animal House...? Bottom line, IF you like this type of humor then you will like Salmon. And you will like the other films by Broken Lizard. Full Review »
  3. KidFan
    Apr 14, 2010
    4
    This movie would have been perfect had it been release to ride on the wave that was Club Dread, and beerfest and the like. I rememeber that in my inner circles we "waited" for this film, but once we saw if we realise that we got a "cold dish" for us to digest. The only thing that made it possible for me and my comprades able to sit thu this is that fact that we have such a fanfare reverence for the actors... but they need to step their game up. The movie pacing was back and forth, and the site gags, and subplot were.. there... but really should have been more fleshed out. It felt like a movie full of cameos... and not enough time for any one guest to make an impact on this film. Full Review »