Black Sheep
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Handsome, smooth-talking Al Donnelly (Tim Matheson) has everything going for him. A politician, he is engaged in a heated gubernatorial race with the feisty Governor Tracy (Christine Ebersole), a tough old bird who doesn't hesitate to play hardball with opponents. Unfortunately for her, things are looking good for Donnelly. Fortunately she finds his Achilles' heel with his young brother Mike Donnelly (Saturday Night Live alumnus Chris Farley), a fat slob gym teacher and hopeless imbecile who only wants to win his more successful sibling's respect. Unfortunately all he does is… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 28%

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"A little comedy that succeeds in its modest aim to provide 87 minutes of harmless diversion."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Black Sheep is bleatingly awful as it reteams Chris Farley and David Spade, the poor idiot's Abbott and Costello, in a comedy so desperately inept it makes their previous effort, Tommy Boy, look like a minefield of high wit."
‑ Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today
"It's nice to see the two together, practicing their easy screen rapport--and no doubt more so given Farley's untimely passing--but Black Sheep is still a clunker. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"The goofy "Tommy Boy" chemistry seems forced a second time around."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"A transcendent comedy starring one of the top - but most tragically fated - comedy teams of all time."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"Works as well as it does because the anarchic, high-energy spirits of Farley and Spheeris lock into each other perfectly."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"They're certainly no Aykroyd and Belushi, or even Myers and Carvey, but Farley and Spade manage to wring humor from a series of juvenile setups and predictable pratfalls."
‑ Richard Leiby, Washington Post
"painfully unfunny"
‑ Pete Croatto,
"the most charming of Farley's screen efforts, but it's too bad he wasn't around long enough to make anyting better"
‑ Eric Melin,
"Makes "Tommy Boy" look like A-grade material"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Yeah, I giggled a couple of times. But I suspect you will giggle more if you are male, age 15-27ish."
‑ Jeff Millar, Houston Chronicle
"may not be remembered as a masterful comedy classic, but for the college humor crowd with a relatively safe PG-13 rating, it's a fun diversion"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Though not always in good taste, this tongue-in-cheek parody of the horror genre is sophisticated and clever enough to earn the appreciation of the egghead cult crowd."
‑ Kam Williams,
"Exactly what you expect"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Imagine "Tommy Boy" without all the rapier wit and genius filmmaking technique. I counted one sincere laugh in the full 90 minutes."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
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