(1996)

Critic Reviews

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Metascore

Based on 14 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
88
Some of the gags don't work, and yet I laughed at the Farrellys' audacity in trying them. And the humor isn't just gags and punch lines, but one accomplished comic performance after another.
75
USA Today
Potty humor to spare. [26 July 1996, p. D4]
67
Kingpin is no classic, but I've got to admit that after sitting though a number of the film's less-than-inspiring previews over the last few weeks, I wasn't exactly expecting the second coming of Laurel and Hardy.
60
Empire
As a barrel of easy, unsophisticated laughs, Kingpin delivers in spades.
50
Kingpin has nastiness going for it. There are prosthesis jokes, bad-teeth jokes, ugly-women jokes, sight gags involving vomiting, etc.
50
Christian Science Monitor
Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, and Bill Murray give riotous performances, but be warned that the comedy is overloaded with gross-out humor from beginning to end.
40
Chicago Reader
At least it has Bill Murray.
38
ReelViews
The really disgusting thing about this movie isn't the crude jokes themselves, but how grossly unfunny they all are.
30
The team that gave the world "Dumb and Dumber" returns with something feeble and feebler.
25
The movie itself simply misses the mark.

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