San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The funniest film to come along since "South Park," and one that succeeds in a more difficult and satisfying way.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The movie is over in a breezy 112 minutes, but it may be another half-hour before your sides quit aching.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The easygoing silliness with which this late-summer movie surprise scuttles from mayhem to mayhem and the verve with which the cast throws itself into the fray are so cheering and liberating.
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The movie is so cheerfully, furiously relentless, its contagious silliness wears you down.
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
A strong ending might have obscured the mediocrity in the writing, or at least diverted us, but the ending is sentimental where it needed to be hard-edged and comically merciless. For a film about people hurtling forward, Rat Race is pretty pedestrian.
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Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
Zucker gives the movie an ebullient spirit, but he also keeps everything at the same loud pitch throughout.
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USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Hits its silly stride early and never shifts into a higher gear.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Overheated, underdone farce. Race for the exit.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This ripoff, directed by Jerry Zucker, has a few funny moments, but it's a sad sad sad sad example of what Hollywood is currently serving up -- and what audiences are swallowing -- as summer entertainment.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Somnambulistic pacing, kerplunkingly unfunny jokes, and mugging thespians making fools of themselves. Truly torturous spectacle.
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52 out of 100
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