Vegas Vacation

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  • Summary: Chevy Chase returns as dimwitted dad Clark W. Griswold in a pratfall-down funny romp bouncing from the casino to a Hoover Dam tour to Vegas shows and more. (Warner Bros.)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 7 out of 10
  1. 50
    The Griswolds, headed by Chevy Chase, are taking what could be one of their last family vacations.
  2. If you enjoy an occasional taste of mental junk food, you might find Las Vegas Vacation worthy of a springtime dollar-cinema visit. Otherwise, hold out another decade for sexagenarian Chevy in Palm Springs Vacation.
  3. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    40
    Series regulars Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo and Randy Quaid (who joined for "Christmas Vacation") are all back for more, and thank God for Quaid, who injects a few bracing shots of mangy humor into what is otherwise a lukewarm brew.
  4. Why, if Chase is such a funny guy, does he make such unfunny movies?
  5. 20
    After a somewhat promising opening, the movie falls flat.
  6. Throughout this lame film, directed by Stephen Kessler and written by Elisa Bell, situations are developed -- complicated directions to a hotel room, Clark clinging to the face of Hoover Dam, Ellen the object of Mr. Newton's seductive charm -- and left to wither without a payoff.
  7. There is nothing more memorable about Vegas Vacation than the flatness of the writing in Elisa Bell's script and the uninspired direction of first-timer Stephen Kessler.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Sep 9, 2012
    8
    This is a fun movie and does not deserve the negative score that it has. Is it as good as the original? No, but it is entertaining and IMOThis is a fun movie and does not deserve the negative score that it has. Is it as good as the original? No, but it is entertaining and IMO better than European Vacation. Expand
  2. Oct 9, 2015
    7
    Clearly less funny than its predecessors National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), Europe Vacation (1985) and Christmas Vacation (1989) VegasClearly less funny than its predecessors National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), Europe Vacation (1985) and Christmas Vacation (1989) Vegas Vacation is still an enjoyable movie for the whole family.

    This time around Clark Griswold takes his wife and kids to Vegas, what place is better to take your kids right? Chevy Chase is funny as Always. Wayne "toothpaste commercial" Newton tries to score with his wife Ellen Griswold, and his teenager kids rather go their own way then spend one more minute with mom and dad.

    This Vacation movie has the prettiest Audrey, played by Marisol Nichols. It's funny that the Griswold children are played by different actors in every Vacation movie.

    The only scene in the movie which I didn't like was when Clark Griswold swings over the Hoover Dam. Not only were the special effects really bad, but I didn't think that scene was funny at all.

    Why are European Vacation and Christmas Vacation not on metacritic anyway?
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  3. Feb 23, 2016
    6
    In my opinion, this is the third best vacation movie, behind Vacation and Christmas Vacation. European Vacation wasn't all that funny. WithIn my opinion, this is the third best vacation movie, behind Vacation and Christmas Vacation. European Vacation wasn't all that funny. With that said, this is a slightly funny movie. Not a fantastic plot, but still funny. It follows the Griswolds on a trip to Las Vegas, and then the whole family separates and does their own thing. Cousin Eddie's scenes were funny, but I could go without him for a few scenes. The ending was also kind of cute, when all the Griswolds got their own car. Expand
  4. Aug 23, 2015
    5
    Vegas Vacation is a weaker entry in the vacation series that has the well written humour that the series is known for but is also laced withVegas Vacation is a weaker entry in the vacation series that has the well written humour that the series is known for but is also laced with many jokes that fall very flat
    6/10:Worth a watch for the genuinely funny moments but has to many jokes that fall flat to be called a comedy worthwhile.
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  5. Aug 1, 2015
    3
    What ever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, at this point this movie should stay there long and forgotten. This film is so warn out and theWhat ever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, at this point this movie should stay there long and forgotten. This film is so warn out and the characters are fleshed out, no I haven't watched European Vacation but I don't need to because I already know the franchise is a disaster and this movie proves it also be more disappointed when there's one more vacation movie starring Randy Quaid. Chevy Chase returns as dimwitted dad Clark W. Griswold in a pratfall-down funny romp bouncing from the casino to a Hoover Dam tour to Vegas shows and more. Chase and Quaid try to be those funny characters we use to know, but their characters are in this tiresome disaster unfunny franchise that should end. Grade D- Expand
  6. SteveH.
    Mar 24, 2006
    1
    I loved the Vacation movies, even European Vacation which was panned by the critics. But Vegas Vacation? I almost chuckled once but otherwise I loved the Vacation movies, even European Vacation which was panned by the critics. But Vegas Vacation? I almost chuckled once but otherwise this movie was ridiculously bad. No wonder it went straight to DVD! Expand

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