Chicago Reader

By Lisa Alspector
The Griswolds, headed by Chevy Chase, are taking what could be one of their last family vacations.
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By Todd McCarthy
Series regulars Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo and Randy Quaid (who joined for "Christmas Vacation") are all back for more, and thank God for Quaid, who injects a few bracing shots of mangy humor into what is otherwise a lukewarm brew.
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Austin Chronicle

By Russell Smith
If you enjoy an occasional taste of mental junk food, you might find Las Vegas Vacation worthy of a springtime dollar-cinema visit. Otherwise, hold out another decade for sexagenarian Chevy in Palm Springs Vacation.
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By James Berardinelli
Chase, like his Vacation movies, are things of the past. This is a series that should have died with the '80s. Instead, inexplicably, it has limped on into the '90s.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Chase is a veritable black-hole of mirthlessness who sucks every ounce of fun out what might otherwise be a fairly diverting comedy.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Why, if Chase is such a funny guy, does he make such unfunny movies?
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Washington Post

After a somewhat promising opening, the movie falls flat.
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The New York Times

By Lawrence Van Gelder
Throughout this lame film, directed by Stephen Kessler and written by Elisa Bell, situations are developed -- complicated directions to a hotel room, Clark clinging to the face of Hoover Dam, Ellen the object of Mr. Newton's seductive charm -- and left to wither without a payoff.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The Griswalds drive to Las Vegas "because half the fun is getting there," but the fun never begins in this disappointing sequel to the Vacation slapstick comedies.
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Los Angeles Times

There is nothing more memorable about Vegas Vacation than the flatness of the writing in Elisa Bell's script and the uninspired direction of first-timer Stephen Kessler.
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20 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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