The Master Of Disguise Reviews

  • An awful, stillborn comedy assembled out of rusty spare parts from secret agent movies and run-of-the-mill Saturday Night Live skits.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum — Entertainment Weekly

  • It doesn't matter that the film is less than 90 minutes. It still feels like a prison stretch.

    Elvis Mitchell — New York Times

  • ... Mike Myers has already milked this type of gag-dense character comedy bone dry.

    Peter Bradshaw — Guardian [UK]

  • In the dire The Master of Disguise, Carvey is seen to maximum disadvantage as a dim-witted Italian-American waiter whose family have an inherited gift for turning themselves into anyone from Bo Derek to George Bush.

    Philip French — Guardian [UK]

  • Lacking even a hint of humor or a watchable story, Disguise has distinguished itself as the summer's worst movie.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • The Master of Disguise falls under the category of 'should have been a sketch on Saturday Night Live.'

    Reilly Capps — Boston Globe

  • The film contains no good jokes, no good scenes, barely a moment when Carvey's Saturday Night Live-honed mimicry rises above the level of embarrassment.

    Jack Mathews — New York Daily News

  • Master of Disguise feels like something that was left on the shelf, hacked to bits and thrown into theaters.

    Chris Vognar — Dallas Morning News

  • Neither [Carvey] nor semi-competent director Perry Andelin Blake have the ability to sustain a scene or idea.

    Steven Rosen — Denver Post

  • The movie is a desperate miscalculation. It gives poor Dana Carvey nothing to do that is really funny, and then expects us to laugh because he acts so goofy all the time.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • The Master of Disguise is a disjointed film that, but for brief flashes of comedic verve, should skip theatrical release and go straight to video.

    Lou Carlozo — Chicago Tribune

  • George W. Bush in the flesh would have been much funnier than this movie's impersonation.

    Jonathan Rosenbaum — Chicago Reader

  • Cruelly and brutally unfunny.

    Steven Rea — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • A jumbled fantasy comedy that did not figure out a coherent game plan at scripting, shooting or post-production stages.

    Dennis Harvey — Variety

  • No one but a convict guilty of some truly heinous crime should have to sit through The Master of Disguise.

    Jonathan Foreman — New York Post

  • No amount of nostalgia for Carvey's glory days can disguise the fact that the new film is a lame kiddie flick and that Carvey's considerable talents are wasted in it.

    Jay Boyar — Orlando Sentinel

  • The only camouflage Carvey should now be considering is a paper bag to wear over his head when he goes out into public, to avoid being recognized as the man who bilked unsuspecting moviegoers.

    Peter Howell — Toronto Star

  • Despite all evidence to the contrary, this clunker has somehow managed to pose as an actual feature movie, the kind that charges full admission and gets hyped on TV and purports to amuse small children and ostensible adults.

    Rick Groen — Globe and Mail

  • Dana Carvey makes a lackadaisical 'comeback' as a man of a thousand faces, none of them funny.

    Charles Taylor —

  • A 75-minute sample of puerile rubbish that is listless, witless, and devoid of anything resembling humor.

    James Berardinelli — ReelViews

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