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Scott Nash, Three Movie BuffsThe worst Saturday Night Live sketch movie ever made that was never actually a Saturday Night Live sketch.
You know that uncomfortable feeling you get when 'SNL' suddenly gets totally not funny? Think about feeling that for 1 hour and 36 minutes. Scott Nash of Three Movie Buffs sums things up nicely in his review, adding that 'Bucky Larson' "ranks right up there with the 'Stuart Smalley' and 'It's Pat' movies - but "a billion times worse."
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A.O. Scott, The New York Times...'Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star' may have been made...to console every actor who has ever been in a movie that is a little less bad than this one. Let me put the matter another way: 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.
Critic A.O. Scott is not kidding with this hysterically funny, horrible review. I checked Netflix. This includes 'Encino Man' and my personal choice for worst movie ever: 'Son In Law.' 'Bucky Larson' stinks. Period.
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Robert Abele, Los Angeles TimesAn inept, lazy R-rated movie whose sole purpose is as a glossary of euphemisms for genitalia and sexual acts.
Given that this is a movie about a dim-witted guy from Iowa who sets off to become a porn star in Hollywood, despite being "ill equipped" for the job, is Robert Abele's 'Bucky Larson' review surprising? No. No, it isn't.
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Frank Scheck, The Hollywood ReporterAbout as funny as the typical scribbling on a public bathroom stall.
'The Hollywood Reporter' movie critic Frank Scheck also points out another red flag for 'Bucky Larson' in his review, noting that, "It’s telling when Adam Sandler produces a movie but doesn’t cast himself in the leading role."
Unfortunately, Sandler did cast Nick Swardson and Christina Ricci in this one. Ms. Ricci, you disappoint me.
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Bill Gibron, Filmcritic.comBucky Larson: Born to Be a Star is swill. It's junk. To call it garbage would be an affront to landfills everywhere.
Really, Bill Gibron of Filmcritic.com could just stick with "swill" in his review and say all he needs to say. But fortunately for us, he doesn't. Gibron also writes:
This has to be a con, a ruse, a hateful hoodwinking by people who should have known better...and if they don't, should be institutionalized for their lack of cinematic scruples.
'Bucky Larson' isn't a fun, goofy, 'bad' movie. It's just a terrible film. Big, big difference...
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Rob Humanick, Slant MagazineYou may or may not laugh, but at least you'll be closer to death and no better for it.
In other words, critic Rob Humanick suggests in his review that there are a myriad of better things you could do with your time, instead of seeing 'Bucky Larson.' Like watching 'Son In Law?'
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