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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 8%

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"The level of humor could be called sophomoric, but that would insult most sophomores."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"A caustic but under-funny "expose" of the venality of the motion picture business."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"A crude, vulgar satire of Hollywood shallowness, insincerity and moral bankruptcy."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Skip it."
‑ Dragan Antulov, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"A very peculiar, abrasive comedy, but not without its merits."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"A comedy without laughs, an expose without point."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"If you harbor an interest in watching so-called "industry smarts" autodestruct, this carries a certain morbid appeal, but that's about the extent of it."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Not even Stallone and Jackie Chan can save it.."
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"A desperate and disjointed farce that flops considerably. This satirical sabotage on the moviemaking industry is an incoherent and unfunny abomination"
‑ Frank Ochieng, Movie Eye
"Decent idea, extremely lousy execution. More talent has not gone to waste in a long time."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"What turns the witlessness rancid is the way the movie is saturated in the very corruption it thinks it's ridiculing."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Burning is too good for such a wretched fiasco; only a surgical nuclear strike could suitably destroy what has to be one of the most enervating comedies ever made."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"It's unafraid of the consequences of its existence, and it's brutally nasty , offensive, and abrasive. In other words, the kind of comedy they used to make in the 70's before things became politically correct."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"This jab at Hollywood seems close in subject matter to another title credited to Alan Smithee, Bloodsucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh."
‑ Susan Tavernetti, Palo Alto Weekly
"a film more noteworthy for its title's lack of commas than for any other asset"
‑ Brandon Judell, Critics Inc./America Online
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