63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Strictly a middle-aged comedy, which consists of more easy lobs than sharp smacks, but manages to get the job done.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Ragged as some of it might have been, that old "Out-of-Towners" had a unified and surprisingly dark comic vision to go with its nifty one-liners. This big, glossy picture is set in movie-movie land, that shiny, peachy place where a celebrity -- like Mayor Rudy -- waits around every corner. [2 April 1999, Friday, p.A]
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50

San Francisco Examiner

By G. Allen Johnson
Competent, to be sure, with some good lines.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
The movie is a mess of bits and pieces that try to gel but don't. Still, it is stupidly fun.
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50

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
The only possible reasons to do this concept again is sheer laziness (it's easier to borrow an idea) and pure greed (it's cheaper to borrow an idea). [2 April 1999, Life, p.6E]
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42

Entertainment Weekly

Don't hate yourself for chuckling at this sweetly anachronistic update of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy.
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40

Film Threat

By Ron Wells
It's a little frightening to watch Hawn be "bubbly" at her age.
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38

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Unremarkable. A more honest description would be to label it as mirthless, pointless, and banal.
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38

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Jogs doggedly on the treadmill of comedy, working up a sweat but not getting much of anywhere.
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25

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
There are a few clever lines and Cleese has some sensational moments, but that's not enough to make the farce seem fresh.
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33 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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