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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful:

Brought tears to my eyes...

Author: Supergirl0024 from Alabama
18 July 2002

And not in a good way. This was one of the most painful movies I've ever had to endure. Me and my friend rented it to see all the cameos (Yeah, I'm a pop music fan, I admit it. And I'm in college, not 13!). We ended up fast forwarding until all the cameos because those were the only things worth watching. The acting was pitiful, the plot was incoherent, and don't get me started on the screenplay. Don't waste your time, please...

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful:

Ouch

Author: R Smith from Denver, CO
13 December 2003

A vehicle for star cameos. If you need a plot, character development or anything else in a movie, look elsewhere.

Watched this on HBO, and I'm surprised that they actually have this scheduled this several times. Watch for a stock hit.

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful:

Owwwww....

1/10
Author: Cheddar from Pittsburgh, PA
7 April 2007

I just saw this on cable -- I'm in great pain. It's really bad. Please. Please don't watch this movie. It will cause you nausea and diarrhea as it did me. I'd try to name a low point but there are so many. Any time someone says a line and then turns to the camera as if to say "wink wink...wasn't that funny?" the way Lance Bass does in this movie, it's a really bad sign. I don't have anything against boy bands but this is a movie and these guys really can't act. Oh, the pain is starting again. I don't think Vicodin will help this pain. Anyone who has a copy of this movie, whether you're a movie studio, cable network or you own the DVD, please burn it. I will allow that there was one redeeming quality about this movie: Hunter Tylo is a fine-looking woman. The pain went away when I looked at her, but only briefly.

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful:

Everything Bad About Independent Films

Author: caspian1978 from Boston, MA
12 November 2003

This piece of crap could have been made for less than $500,000. Instead, Longshot is a terrific example of how the "industry" will get millions of dollars from investors to produce a bomb! Every cameo actor will admit that they acted in the film for the pay check, not because they loved the script or admired the director talents in film making. The money spent on this film could have funded a handful of talented independent film makers who could have used the opportunity to produce a decent film. I shook my head at this film because of the lack of talent. Poor acting, bad directing, and a terrible screenplay makes up Longshot. This film did nothing for the industry, the actors, or the art of independent cinema. Besides the paycheck that the cast and crew made on this joke of a movie, can anyone honestly say that this film did anything positive besides making the Produce of this film a sad and undeserving profit from his sale to distribution?

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

Do not waste your precious time!

Author: crapartist0220 (crapartist0220@yahoo.com) from Los Angeles, CA, USA
2 June 2004

The only reason I watched this movie was as a result of a combination of channel surfing, eating breakfast, and procrastinating. Now part of me wishes I hadn't wasted my time trying to figure out why on earth this movie was even made by actually sitting through the entire thing waiting for the pay off and another part of me is glad I saw it because it gives hope to all the wannabe screenwriters out there. The plot is ridiculous (and not in a good way), the characters lack any kind of substance or depth, and the cameos are not worth it at all. As a matter of fact I find myself wondering how the director even got the cameos... What incredible favor did these people owe and to whom? The writer? The director? The producer(s)? And the truly sad thing is it seemed the script was written entirely as a result of these connections with celebs in order to produce a movie with cameos. That whole reasoning just disgusts me. Whatever happened to just wanting to tell a good story? I mean, they don't all have to be Casablanca, but even Ferris Bueller's Day Off is akin to Gone with the Wind in comparison with this trite piece of trash.

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

What were they smoking when they made this crap

1/10
Author: pussy (jyang29@yahoo.com) from usa
3 July 2003

This is one of the most retarded movies ever made. There was no plot or substance to the story. The acting by almost every single person in the film was so horrible, I almost lost my lunch. Everyone had no feeling or emotion, they looked like robots reading a retarded script. I don't think anyone involved in the production of this movie was taking this s**t seriously. I don't even think they had a director, they just shot the crap and didn't do any retakes. Which is probably a good idea anyway, because it would've been a waste of film. The cameos were even worse and had nothing to do with the story. Britney spears had two lines and we're supposed to say, "wow, Britney is funny and she can act." I also didn't recognize any of the boy bands beside Nsync. I was saying to myself, "Who the f**k are those people, don't tell me they're supposed to be famous." The songs were horrible too. Even the one at the end, with that guy I think was one of the Hanson brothers. Most of these pop stars are out of the spotlight and the music business now, which is probably a good thing. When they saw the finished product of this movie, they should have burned it and destroyed all evidence of the production. This was truly a piece of s**t and it made me want to go on a homocidal rampage for all the time and the braincells I lost.

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

The best film in ages! (yeah right)

Author: Melissa (peachmango18) from Australia
5 July 2003

what r u kidding me? this is the worst movie of all time! no wonder it went straight to video. the acting is terrible, but some, SOME of the cameos work but this movie is still a huge FLOP. and why would a basketball company thing would give 3 million dollars to a random fan???

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

Vanity project for Lou Pearlman

1/10
Author: Peter Saxe (psaxe@pipeline.com) from United States
23 February 2007

One of those so bad it's funny movies...

There's no point in even pretending to take this movie seriously...

It is what it is..

It's about cute guys!!! Cute guys!! and the exploitation of the junk music that they sing..

To think that Lou Pearlman, that sleaze, probably had his way with most of the boy-band kids in this movie, since he created them... from NSYNC to O-Town.. the entire Transcontinental family of boy bands... I swear, if I was a rich, sleazy, fat slob who lusted after teen young men... that's how I'd get them... I'd start a management company to develop boy bands.. I can see it now ("sure, you're talented, but so are other guys who don't mind making an old man happy from time to time..... now think about how much you want that musical career.... so sign the contract, so I will promote you to death, work you to death.. and take All your money..... and I will own you....)

I still can't believe that NSYNC participated in this... weren't they beyond things like this in 2000? Didn't they already separate from Lou Pearlman by then....? Or did this movie trigger all the "get me out of here" lawsuits...

One cameo after another featuring bad puns related to that person's career..

Longshot is what it is... a bad movie that doesn't pretend to be what it's not

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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful:

A masterpiece...heh

1/10
Author: bang_bang from United States
6 July 2004

Okay...this movie was so great at being just terribly ghastly...dreadful..in the words of Simon Cowell. Oh my God, I don't even know where to begin!

First of all, I watched this movie because my pal told me that she got it for the cameos, which included people like O-Town, Britney Spears, and NSYNC, which we're fans of. I enjoyed O-Town at the beginning of the movie. I was a fan of Making The Band and I was hooked on it. So it was cool to see O-Town in that setting. It was just like watching Making The Band...almost, except they were acting..or attempting to act. It was great when you think of the rest of the movie.

The rest of the cameos...Britney Spears plays a flight attendant. Wow...I guess that was practice for her "Toxic" video..Bah..She plays a flight attendant, has like two lines...Heh..not very memorable, but she looked cute. That was the sane, beautiful Britney we fell in love with...Anyway, then there's the *NSYNC guys...First came Lance with Brit on the plane. It was crap. He had a stupid little one liner with an *NSYNC pun..It was wack. Then came Justin, who was quite funny. He's a funny dude. Then there was JC and Joey.They cracked me up. They had some cool chemistry. And then came Chris which was okay...

There were so many boy groups I'd never heard of. Okay, I heard of them but I couldn't tell who was who. They all looked alike. The one that killed me was the Rock. He wasn't advertised on the little DVD cover. I was soo surprised when he popped out as a "mugger" and got beat up by that stupid kid.

Why am I wasting my time on this review? The acting sucked. The soundtrack was wack. There is a cheap little part when one of the 'leads' serenades his chick friend. OH HELL NO. Why, oh, why? I mean it was so terrible and painfully corny. I had to fast forward. It wasn't even funny, it was embarrassing. Ugh.

The thing that made me sad was that Paul Sorvino was in it! I loved him in GoodFellas...I even loved him in See Spot Run. But LONGSHOT? Crapshot. It was just so sad that he let himself be bought into being in this movie.

Lou Pearlman is such a disgusting sleazeball. He was present too many times. He's also not a genius. Sure he put together the Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC. But he can not put together a good movie. This movie totally lacks heart. It's all a ploy to get poplovers to buy this monkey crap. It lacks heart, actual acting talent, a gripping plot, good dialogue..Ugh. It was a complete waste of my life. It felt like it went on forever. No one should see this movie. NO ONE! It's too awful. I don't recommend it, not even for laughs because it is not funny, with the exception of Justin, JC, and Joey...maybe even the Rock..This movie would suck with or without the cameos...THE CHEETAH GIRLS was probably more enjoyable than this crap.

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Horrible, horrible, horrible...

Author: sexxy_karebear007 from Edmonton, Alberta
23 August 2002

Oy... I just saw this movie a little while ago and I could not believe how horrible it was! Generally I rented it to see the cameos by O-Town and NSync, but relented and watched the whole thing... I can not believe how bad it was!!!!! Lou Pearlman made a cameo appearance in the movie and I think that was a horrible idea... The fact that he had to be in the movie he funded and had his bands plugging it and cameoing in it was bad enough but combine that with bad acting and a horrible script, and you've got the worst movie I've ever seen... I would only recommend it if you want to see that stuff. Or unless you want to see short cameo appearances of Justin Timberlake as a valet, Britney Spears as a flight attendant and O-Town as, well, O-Town and we can't forget the dangling phone cords of Erik and Ashley as the salesmen of "Longshot" which Trevor orders..... Well you get the point... Bottomline: DON'T BOTHER!

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