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
The concept, and the movie that comes from it aren't funny. And second, Swanson wasn't any more born to be a star than his character.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
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
The base 'Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star': Offensive? Yes. But so is the critically lauded 'Bridesmaids'
Joe Baltake - Passionate Moviegoer
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 - McClatchy-Tribune News Service
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)
Icky and repellent in ways it probably did not intend.
Rafer Guzman - Newsday
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
Brett Michel - Boston Herald
- Austin Chronicle
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
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
Nothing to see here, kids.
Kimberley Jones - Austin Chronicle
The movie is embarrassingly bad.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Common Sense Media
The characters are little more than cartoon characters, with no real personalities or any kind of genuine emotional connection. It's a mystery as to how these people ever evolved.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
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
This movie is dire, soul-crushing stuff.
Matt Singer - Time Out New York
Swardson just doesn't rise to the occasion, apparently hoping that enormous buck teeth and a Dutch Boy wig will do the acting for him.
Betsy Sherman - Boston Phoenix
All involved will be known as those who took part in the worst movie of the year
Jackie K. Cooper - jackiekcooper.com
Of course, Bucky Larson isn't one of the year's worst films because its laughs are poisoned and problematic-rather, it's one of the year's worst films because there aren't any laughs at all.
David Ehrlich - Boxoffice Magazine
A comic monstrosity...plays like an unfunny idea for a raunchy five-minute sketch that's been cruelly extended to an insufferable ninety-six minutes.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
You may or may not laugh, but at least you'll be closer to death and no better for it.
Rob Humanick - Slant Magazine
The worst Saturday Night Live sketch movie ever made that was never actually a Saturday Night Live sketch.
Scott Nash - Three Movie Buffs
Bill Gibron - Filmcritic.com
After sitting through this dreadful, monumentally humorless picture, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that this is going to be the last Nick Swardson starring role.
Brian Orndorf - BrianOrndorf.com
The entire premise feels about 35 to 40 years out of date, and while the porn business is a supremely easy target for comedy, this movie doesn't have any idea of what might be funny about it, besides perhaps "tee-hee - boobies."
Alonso Duralde - The Wrap
If you took this script to any sane film producer, they would assume you were pulling a prank. When you told them the shockingly untalented Nick Swardson was attached as the lead, they'd call security.
Brian Tallerico - HollywoodChicago.com
Is there a staler target for satire than the porn industry? Is there any humor left to be gleaned from describing X-rated acts in G-rated language? Bucky Larson suggests there isn't, yet it plunges ahead all the same.
Nathan Rabin - AV Club
I would describe it as giving new meaning to the word "slapdash" except for my suspicion that no one involved has any idea of the old meaning of the word.
Peter Sobczynski - eFilmCritic.com
Several gifted actors, Ricci, Dorff, and others, are totally wasted in this silly, unfunny comedy revolving around a single idea: a wannabe porn star who's not equipped.
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
Blatantly silly and a bit bland, "Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star" is better than its low-rent trailer might have suggested, but not by enough to warrant a full recommendation.
Dustin Putman - DustinPutman.com
Wanders around in the general vicinity of a joke idea without ever approaching anything like a punchline.
Alison Willmore - Movieline