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  • Summary: Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show chronicles the journey of Vince Vaughn and four stand-up comedians as they traverse the country performing in a live variety show. In the spirit of the Old West variety shows, Vaughn plays host to the ensemble of comedians and performs improvisationalVince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show chronicles the journey of Vince Vaughn and four stand-up comedians as they traverse the country performing in a live variety show. In the spirit of the Old West variety shows, Vaughn plays host to the ensemble of comedians and performs improvisational sketches with surprise celebrity and musical guests. Vaughn handpicked four national comedians from Los Angeles’ world famous Comedy Store—Ahmed Ahmed, John Caparulo, Bret Ernst and Sebastian Maniscalco—to perform on the tour. The film provides audiences a rare opportunity to experience Vaughn and his team as they travel over 6,000 miles across the heartland of America and perform 30 shows in 30 days. Traveling to cities that don’t ordinarily attract this type of entertainment, Vaughn and his team
    bring their unique styles and perspectives to regional audiences throughout Western, Southern and Midwestern states. Through rousing onstage performances and behind-the-scenes interviews, this engaging film breaks down the true essence of each comedian’s life-altering experiences and the personal and professional challenges that will unite four comics, one movie star and legions of fans from Hollywood to the Heartland. (Picturehouse)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. Reviewed by: Sid Smith
    75
    Native Chicagoan Vaughn remains enigmatic, protected from the camera’s more candid intrusion. But you get a sense of his deep values, virtuous instincts and quiet love of ordinary people.
  2. A funny comedy, and sometimes an even better drama.
  3. 70
    Surprisingly endearing and chock-full of a genuine appreciation of the moment.
  4. Wild West Show would have really been something if Vaughn had taken a few of his fellow Frat Packers with him - say, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Ben Stiller and Steve Carell - instead of the struggling unknowns.
  5. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    50
    Shot on sometimes lousy-looking video, it seems unreasonable to ask audiences to pay to see this picture on a big screen. But "Wild West," particularly with a bit of editing, would be a standout on cable, where shoddy production values would be eclipsed by some very funny material and the emcee presence of a sometimes charismatic (and sometimes obviously road-weary) star.
  6. Though it includes some moderately funny snippets of actual performances, Wild West Comedy Show is not a concert film. We never see a complete performance or even a quarter of one.
  7. 25
    A 2 1/2-year-old collection of mediocre stand-up routines and dull backstage chatter, Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show demonstrates why comedy clubs require you to have a couple of drinks.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. SarahU.
    Feb 4, 2008
    10
    I LOVED this movie. The comics are hysterical and the struggles they go through to do what they love are inspiring. I saw the actual show I LOVED this movie. The comics are hysterical and the struggles they go through to do what they love are inspiring. I saw the actual show when it was on the road, so it's nice to see the behind the scenes of such a terrific time. Expand
  2. RobertC.
    Feb 15, 2008
    0
    The worst movie I have seen this year. It is not even a movie nor a documentary but something that a kid would do in their backyard The worst movie I have seen this year. It is not even a movie nor a documentary but something that a kid would do in their backyard experimenting with a video camera. Probably worse. What a ripoff. There was nothing funny. Expand
  3. DonaldT.
    Mar 10, 2008
    0
    This is the worst movie I have seen in over a year. It is the worst documentary I have seen in over a year. What were they thinking?