Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
A harmless little mess of a movie whose cast you've mostly heard of, including Tim Allen, who also directed.
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By Joe Leydon
Looking and sounding like a second-tier '80s made-for-cabler, Crazy on the Outside is the sort of bland trifle one might watch to kill time during an extended flight.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
With neither the dramatic nor comedic aspects of the story line being remotely convincing, the best efforts of the talented cast go for naught.
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L.A. Weekly

Tim Allen returns to lowest-common-denominator comedy as the star of his own ill-advised, irritating directorial debut.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
John Peaslee's Screenwriting 101-style script has merely left everyone floating on their own.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Each actor appears to have received the script to a different movie, while Allen adds his own directorial touch of sexual vulgarity.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Allen screws up his directing debut with a script that smothers his wit in a blanket of bland.
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21 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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