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American Pie 2
"...writers Adam Herz and David Steinberg packs one spot-on gag after another. Much of the success of this franchise-in-the-making..."

Aug. 10, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Recess: School's Out
"...that will fly past kids' heads, like a Patton gag, a voice role for Robert Goulet, and the unexpected..."

Feb. 16, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Hannibal
"...of the movie, which culminates in a scene that's gag-worthy in every sense: It's as horrifically revolting as it..."

Feb. 9, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Miss Congeniality
America's Sweetheart plays a detective who goes undercover to vie in a beauty pageant.
"...that rarely misses a chance to play up a gag (notably Michael Caine, who hasn't been this droll since..."

Dec. 20, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Book of Shadows: Blair Witch Two
"...There's only so far you can push a clever gag like this before it tips over into the absurd...."

Oct. 27, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Chicken Run
Absolutely delightful filmmaking, chock-full of gorgeously goofy animation and a storyline that cleverly echoes everything from Stalag 17 to Cool Hand Luke. – Marc Savlov
"...as an earlier work from 1991, the sublime talking-animal gag Creature Comforts. Clearly, this was an animator going places...."

June 23, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Scream 3
"...to say that Scream 3 plays up the clever gag of re-creating the second film on a Hollywood backlot..."

Feb. 11, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation 2000
"...up on screen. Nobody can make you laugh and gag at the same time as well as these two,..."

Jan. 28, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human
"...in this scattershot comedy wasteland, notably a laugh-out-loud recurring gag in which Billy's sperm (men in white jumpers on..."

Oct. 15, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
"...Rob Lowe and Gia Carides. Remember that running sight gag in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery that had..."

June 11, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Idle Hands
"...Hands -- if there is one -- is to gag the audience while keeping them rolling in the aisles,..."

April 30, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Six Ways to Sunday
"...having difficulty deciding whether he wants to make us gag or giggle -- and has predictably muddled results. Reedus,..."

April 16, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Last Big Thing
"...be taken seriously or whether it's just some elaborate gag on the audience. If Zukovic is arguing against our..."

Nov. 13, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Night at the Roxbury
"...ability to dream up enough viable backstory to turn single-gag skits into watchable 90-minute films. Here, Ferrell, Steve Koren,..."

Oct. 9, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

The Impostors
"...If anything, it's worth the brief but priceless sight gag in which Arthur and Maurice are disguised as a..."

Oct. 2, 1998 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Almost Heroes
"...no-name trio is credited here), the humor is relentlessly gag-oriented. Some of the jokes creep in under the threshold..."

June 5, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Blues Brothers 2000
"...a ceaseless beat-your-head-in comic sturm und drang; if one gag doesn't do it for you, surely the next one..."

Feb. 6, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Office Killer
"...than a genuine cautionary tale. It's the archetypal Dilbert gag taken to its hellish extreme...."

Jan. 9, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

L.A. Confidential
Los Angeles police corruption and 1950s noir sexuality combine in this modern thriller.
"...period locations, costumes, and one very clever Lana Turner gag, it's easy to see why Ellroy is so pleased..."

Sept. 19, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Nutty Professor
"...big comeback vehicle, The Nutty Professor screeches from one gag to the next (unfortunately, a good 40 percent of..."

June 28, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde
"...couple of eye-popping transformation sequences, although the endlessly repeated gag of Daly's/Young's breasts either swelling or deflating becomes quickly..."

Sept. 1, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Ready to Wear (Pret-A-porter)
"...is missing his barbs, Altman includes an unpleasant running gag of characters stepping in dogshit to lend visual weight..."

Dec. 23, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

… And God Spoke (the making of …)
"...made them sublime. What's important isn't that the same gag is done but that it's done with skill and..."

Nov. 4, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Terminal Velocity
"...acrobatics to slake their thirsts, including a dizzying, Houdini-esque gag involving an airborne transport plane and an equally untethered..."

Sept. 23, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Project S (aka Once a Cop)
"...twists and his death-defying stuntwork (the final, lengthy helicopter gag in Supercop has yet to be topped on any..."

June 17, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Serial Mom
"...thematic ground that's been covered before and better. The gags are quick and barbed, but the wire seems blunted..."

April 22, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mr. Wonderful
"...seemingly loaded with possibilities and, for a while, the gag works. Unfortunately, director Minghella can't seem to decide whether..."

Oct. 22, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Two Mikes Don't Make a Wright
"...rounds out the trilogy. While basically an extended one-shot gag, writer-actor Jim Broadbent's portrayal of the 23rd Earl of..."

Oct. 22, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tokyo Decadence
"...we see her strapped into a bondage seat, a gag covering her mouth, a blindfold obscuring her client as..."

Aug. 27, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Children of the Corn Ii: The Final Sacrifice
"...all over it, it just makes you want to gag...."

Feb. 5, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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