• Released
  • March 22, 2002
  • 1 hr 20 min
  • Comedy
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Feels conceived and shot on the fly -- like between lunch breaks for Shearer's radio show and his ''Simpson'' voice-overs.
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50

The New York Times

By Dave Kehr
Fitfully entertaining molehill of a movie.
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40

L.A. Weekly

By Paul Malcolm
A satirist such as Shearer should need a license to go hunting on terrain so rich with easy targets; he tries to bag them all, and it...
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40

Los Angeles Times

By John Anderson
Does for industrialists, politicians, pro-football owners and lawyers what Christopher Guest's "Best in Show' did for dog owners -- but...
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40

Variety

By Scott Foundas
Despite its intelligence and a great, funny concept for a movie, this "Picnic" never gets past the appetizers; pic lacks the development...
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38

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Falls short of the mark, content to shoot fish in a barrel.
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30

New Times (L.A.)

By Robert Wilonsky
It's utterly frustrating: What could and should have been biting and droll is instead a tepid waste of time and talent.
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30

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
It doesn't meet the minimum number of laughs to qualify as a comedy -- two would have clinched it -- and it's far too asinine to be taken...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The satire is unfocused, while the story goes nowhere. Too bad. The material is ripe for satire.
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12

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Beyond-lame satire.
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