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Christopher Guest (Waiting for Guffman) directed this comedy about two hapless explorers -- hard-drinking trapper Bartholomew Hunt (the late Chris Farley in his last major role) and foppish Leslie Edwards (Matthew Perry) -- who lead an ill-fated 1804 expedition through the Pacific Northwest in a hopeless, doomed effort to reach the Pacific Ocean before Lewis and Clark. Others joining their trek are French linguist Guy Fontenot (Eugene Levy), who is unable to decipher dialects of any Native American tribes; Spanish conquistador Hidalgo (Kevin Dunn), who seeks the Fountain of Youth;… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A forgettable farce with no flavor...utterly flaccid and foolish. It wastes the comedic capabilities of Farley and Perry who deserve much better"
‑ Frank Ochieng,
"Pure, adulterated junk."
‑ Gary Brown, Houston Community Newspapers
" of the most phony excuses for comedy ever made."
‑ David Keyes,
"The late Chris Farley's last stand"
‑ Kevin Fiddler, Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)
"It's not the funniest film I've ever seen, but Chris Farley sure cracked me up often in this flick."
‑ Kevin N. Laforest, Montreal Film Journal
"So much for "always leave 'em laughing." Had Farley known he only had one more film to make, it's hard to believe he would have picked this to be his swan song."
‑ James Sanford,
"It's clear, his death notwithstanding, that Farley is the funniest thing about this silly piece of celluloid."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"A virtually laugh-free comedy that puts a sad end to the woefully lackluster screen career of a talented comic."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Where was Christopher Guest on the set?"
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
More reviews for Almost Heroes on Rotten Tomatoes

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