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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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  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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Why, if Chase is such a funny guy, does he make such unfunny movies?
  5. Reviewed by: Bruce Walker
    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. Reviewed by: Jack Mathews
    0
    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: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  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 IMO better than European Vacation. Expand
  2. 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 this movie was ridiculously bad. No wonder it went straight to DVD! Collapse

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