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  • Summary: A rollicking comedy-adventure about a group of middle-aged friends who decide to rev up their routine suburban lives with a freewheeling motorcycle trip. As they go looking for adventure, they soon find that they've embarked on a journey they will never forget. (Touchstone Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 29
  2. Negative: 13 out of 29
  1. With its clever premise and quartet of appealing comedic star turns, Wild Hogs is a step above the typical comedies rolling off the assembly lines of the major studios.
  2. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    50
    The movie is this year's "RV," a rolling tent show of suburban male anxieties: castration, obsolescence, dismissive offspring, fears of gayness. LOTS of fears of gayness. Unlike "RV," though, Wild Hogs is funny. Eventually.
  3. Reviewed by: Laine Ewen
    50
    While each actor is talented in his own right, the on-screen friends' relationship is barely developed.
  4. 40
    Mr. Lawrence and Mr. Allen, who have never aspired very far beyond their affable television-comedy personas, are easier to watch than Mr. Travolta or Mr. Macy, who both undertake what can only be called acting. This is more than the picture deserves, but then again, so is Ray Liotta, as the chieftain of the bad bikers, and so is Ms. Tomei.
  5. 38
    Wild Hogs is more tired, worn out, and sagging than its protagonists - an arthritic comedy whose humor is below mediocre and whose drama is cringe-worthy.
  6. Macy's character finds romance with the Madrid, N. M., diner owner played by Marisa Tomei. They're the only two people on screen who relate in any way. But there's no movie here. There is only a tired "City Slickers"-inspired idea for a movie.
  7. 0
    An indolent, PG-13, Disney "biker" flick that does for comedies what Exxon did for Prince William Sound.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 75
  2. Negative: 18 out of 75
  1. DeeM
    Aug 23, 2007
    10
    This was amazingly funny...The critics are just mad because the have no funny bones in there entire body..was the funniest show I have seen This was amazingly funny...The critics are just mad because the have no funny bones in there entire body..was the funniest show I have seen in a while. Relax and enjoy the popcorn if you are able to eat it without choking... Expand
  2. FredJ.
    Mar 6, 2007
    10
    Wild Hogs is already a classic. Remember watching American Pie, or Old School and you knew you were already watching a classic. Same thing Wild Hogs is already a classic. Remember watching American Pie, or Old School and you knew you were already watching a classic. Same thing with Wild Hogs. This is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. The critics are showing their true colors by bashing this film. The audience is already turning on them for their incompetent analysis of the film. You have to wonder if these critics even bothered to watch the film. I was listening to a Chicago movie cynic, I mean critic, on radio saying that within the first 3 minutes he had already decided that it was not funny. It's a comedy. Sit back, relax and take that stick out of your butt and laugh a little. Or in this case a lot. He also went on to say that there was not a single laugh in the entire movie and was urging desperately for people not too see the film. This begs the question, why are critics trying so hard to keep people away from an unbelievably funny movie? Wonder if it touched a nerve with them, or wonder if they just don't like one of the stars of the movie? Something is going on or maybe the critics have lost their minds. Regardless, this is the funniest movie my wife and I have seen in a long time. The audience was laughing hysterically throughout the film. People were outside the theater still laughing, and my wife and I are still laughing about it a couple days later. It even received an ovation at my theater as well as many others I've heard. What comedy receives an ovation? I guess the critics and the audience just don't see eye to eye. See the film and don't rely on a critic to make up your mind for you. And if you do care what other people think then look at what the audience is saying. It's a hysterical film and hope we can see some sequels. Expand
  3. J.J.
    Mar 23, 2007
    9
    A slap stick comedy at it's best. Who needs a storyline and plot knowing that you're going to watch the movie to make you laugh. If A slap stick comedy at it's best. Who needs a storyline and plot knowing that you're going to watch the movie to make you laugh. If you're looking for an award winning movie then this movie isn't for you, but if you want to just get out of your shell and shed a couple tears of laughter then look into seeing this movie. Expand
  4. RichardH.
    Mar 4, 2007
    8
    I saw this movie before reading any reviews, and I thought it was very funny. I was VERY surprised to see the overwhelmingly negative reviews I saw this movie before reading any reviews, and I thought it was very funny. I was VERY surprised to see the overwhelmingly negative reviews this film received from critics. Expand
  5. NealA.
    Mar 2, 2007
    7
    The reviewers are cynical and jaded. Yes, this was "City Slickers" on bikes. So what? It was well made, and quite funny. And don't leave The reviewers are cynical and jaded. Yes, this was "City Slickers" on bikes. So what? It was well made, and quite funny. And don't leave before the credits are done ... QUITE funny! Expand
  6. MichaelS.
    Aug 27, 2007
    4
    It appears some of our better actors in the business needed some free harley's to ride the topanga canyon area on Sunday's and It appears some of our better actors in the business needed some free harley's to ride the topanga canyon area on Sunday's and dialed in their performances using old material from dozens of better films. Even Marisa Tomei could not save this one, and John Travolta again showed he is not afraid to stink up the screen for cash. My biggest surprise was William Macy agreeing to do such a film. Expand
  7. JeremyM.s
    Mar 5, 2007
    0
    i've crapped better films than this. i know there is a think called "entertainment," and these guys miss it entirely. homophobic jokes i've crapped better films than this. i know there is a think called "entertainment," and these guys miss it entirely. homophobic jokes (especially with bikers) just don't qualify is humour. for those of you who enjoyed this film in any way, run quick to your local video store and rent "I Have No Idea What A Good Comedy Is, And I Should Bury Myself In Quicksand." But hurry, there are only so many copies. Expand

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