• Released
  • January 7, 1994
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 20 min
  • Comedy
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Cabin Boy Synopsis
A prep-school snob en route to Hawaii meets unfriendly fishermen aboard the wrong boat.
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Washington Post

Contains about enough laugh-out-loud sight gags and non sequiturs to justify what it demands of a viewer's time and money.
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Chris Elliott is appallingly bad as the title character. Although his role cries out for an over-the- top performance, Elliott's grating...
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50

TV Guide

Fans of unashamedly low-brow comedies may well be amused by the eccentricities of Cabin Boy, but more conventional viewers should probably...
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38

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
As a condescening moron who natters on non-stop in this simplistic comedy, Elliott doesn't just wear out his welcome, he nukes it. [14 Jan...
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33

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Few comedies have worked this hard to make everyone on screen look this dumb.
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30

Los Angeles Times

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The problem is that it doesn't find a lot of laughs in much of anything, referential or otherwise. [7 Jan 1994]
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25

Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
[Chris Elliott]'s spoof of a young seaman's apprenticeship seems desperate as he piles special effects willy-nilly atop jibes at stupid old...
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20

The New York Times

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All this is bizarre without being funny. [7 Jan 1994, p.C12]
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It is possible to watch 90 minutes of this comedy without once cracking a smile. [12 Jan 1994]
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Variety

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Obnoxious, snide and pointless , this ill-fated spoof carries the bonus of being as crude and gamy as the hold of an old fishing barge.
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Rated PG-13
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 14 & under Weird comedy-fantasy cult classic with language, innuendo.
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