Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star Reviews

  • With his pageboy haircut, ''Gee, golly'' Midwestern accent, and two protruding Chiclets for front teeth, Bucky Larson is a one-note joke played over and over and over.

    Keith Staskiewicz — Entertainment Weekly

  • This may be the worst movie Pauly Shore has ever been in. Think about that. If you dare, go on Netflix and test the hypothesis.

    A.O. Scott — New York Times

  • Swardson and the gang generally opt for silly over edgy and outrageous, but Bucky is just too dashed-off a character for the movie to get by on that.

    Tom Russo — Boston Globe

  • This god-awful, unfunny, stinkingly putrid sketch-comic movie has exactly one snicker-worthy moment, involving Kevin Nealon and a stolen grape. But watching the rest of it will make you whine.

    Joe Neumaier — New York Daily News

  • Through all this, one feels nothing more strongly than an acute sympathy for all involved -- in particular Ricci, who gives her role more than it deserves, and Herrmann, a classy character actor who once won a Tony.

    Andrew Barker — Variety

  • This isn't even a series of skits, but a series of vague ideas for skits that nobody fleshed out.

    Eric D. Snider — Film.com

  • About as funny as the typical scribbling on a public bathroom stall.

    Frank Scheck — Hollywood Reporter

  • An inept, lazy R-rated movie whose sole purpose is as a glossary of euphemisms for genitalia and sexual acts.

    Robert Abele — Los Angeles Times

  • I'm not sure how many tedious sex jokes and humorless physical gags people can take before they run out of the theater screaming, but Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star certainly tests the limits.

    Amy Curtis — We Got This Covered

  • God, this guy sucks. Swardson. And Bucky.

    Roger Moore

  • Putrid and completely unfunny, 'Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star' is a torturous exercise for a viewer. I can't count the times I wanted to walk out of this ghastly excuse for a movie. Still, I stayed with it. I just couldn't bring myself to leave.

    Linda Cook — KWQC-TV (Iowa)

  • Working under the incorrect assumption that anything having to do with porn is hilarious, Bucky Larson is a consistently strained comedy without much charm or wit.

    Tim Grierson — Screen International

  • Icky and repellent in ways it probably did not intend.

    Rafer Guzman — Newsday

  • Nothing to see here, kids.

    Kimberley Jones — Austin Chronicle

  • The movie is embarrassingly bad.

    Jeffrey M. Anderson — Common Sense Media

  • I go take seven aspirin for my current headache, I do need to let you know that there's a whole other actually funny movie going on inside this one, struggling to come out.

    Dave White — Movies.com

  • Don't put yourself through this train wreck of a movie. Unless of course you enjoy feeling like the screenwriter is hovering at your elbow during the film screaming "GET IT?!" after every joke.

    Grae Drake — Movies.com

  • This movie is dire, soul-crushing stuff.

    Matt Singer — Time Out

  • This is the Tom Brady who made The Hot Chick and The Comebacks, not the Tom Brady who plays football, although who's to say which of them is better at making movies?

    Eric D. Snider — EricDSnider.com

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