88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Some of the gags don't work, and yet I laughed at the Farrellys' audacity in trying them. And the humor isn't just gags and punch lines, but one accomplished comic performance after another.
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Potty humor to spare. [26 July 1996, p. D4]
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Kingpin is no classic, but I've got to admit that after sitting though a number of the film's less-than-inspiring previews over the last few weeks, I wasn't exactly expecting the second coming of Laurel and Hardy.
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60

Empire

As a barrel of easy, unsophisticated laughs, Kingpin delivers in spades.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, and Bill Murray give riotous performances, but be warned that the comedy is overloaded with gross-out humor from beginning to end.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Kingpin has nastiness going for it. There are prosthesis jokes, bad-teeth jokes, ugly-women jokes, sight gags involving vomiting, etc.
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40

TV Guide

This lowbrow romp doesn't even have the courage of its own infantile grossness.
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38

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The really disgusting thing about this movie isn't the crude jokes themselves, but how grossly unfunny they all are.
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25

San Francisco Examiner

The movie itself simply misses the mark.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Lowest-common-denominator humor.
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43 out of 100
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