Who’ll Win the Bucky Larson, First-Positive-Review Sweepstakes?

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09.12.11 6 Comments

Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star didn’t screen for critics last week, which was perhaps wise, given their historic aversion to Adam Sandler movies about wigs and funny accents. Not to mention that even three out of four people WHO PURPOSELY PAID TO SEE BUCKY LARSON didn’t like it (compared to 50% for Larry the Cable Guy’s Witless Protection). Ironically, however, the fact that only 22 critics have gotten around to reviewing it thus far may have contributed to the present situation, in which it has yet to receive a single positive review. AO Scott of the New York Times echoed the common sentiment:

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 0% rating on RottenTomatoes isn’t unheard of — see Ballistics: Ecks vs. Sever, One Missed Call, or Baby Geniuses 2 — and in fact, Bucky Larson, wouldn’t even be the first Happy Madison product to earn the honor (thanks, Strange Wilderness). (As did Pauly Shore vehicles Jury Duty, In the Army Now, and Casper: A Spirited Beginning). But I’d remiss if I didn’t offer you the chance to witness HISTORY IN THE MAKING! Come on, I know there’s ONE positive review out there. Who’s it gonna be? Pete Hammond? Armond White (doubtful, Neveldine/Taylor didn’t direct it)? Lights Camera Jackson? The Blind Dude?

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Vince Mancini is a writer, comedian, and podcaster. A graduate of Columbia’s non-fiction MFA program, his work has appeared on FilmDrunk, the UPROXX network, the Portland Mercury, the East Bay Express, and all over his mom’s refrigerator.

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