Blame It on the Bellboy
Blame It on the Bellboy (1992)

In this film, Orton is an ambitious real estate agent, Horton is a middle-aged married man looking for an affair, and Lawton is a professional hit man. Orton, Horton, and Lawton all check into adjoining hotel rooms. Mayhem ensues when a… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 9, 2003
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Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

A lightweight ensemble comedy in which ingenious plotting is let down by weak dialog and stop-go direction that largely squanders the talent involved.

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John F. Kelly
Washington Post

Writer/director Mark Herman does a nice job of setting up the misadventure and then sitting back and letting it play itself out.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Can I instead Blame it on Mark Herman?

Brian Case
Time Out

[A] leaden farce.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

"Blame It on the Bellboy" is a farce in the grand British tradition, set on the Grand Canal of Venice. And that, alas, is pretty much the sum total of what is grand about it.

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Blame it on the screenplay.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

There's more method than inspired madness to "Blame It on the Bellboy," but this scenic, fast-paced farce by a first-time British director is still effervescent fun.

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Douglas Pratt
DVDLaser

An attempt at farce set in Venice and involving three people with similar sounding last names and an Italian bellboy

Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Writer-director Mark Herman, with his first film, would like to deliver a throwback to the knockabout sex farces of old, but his touch is too heavy-handed and his jokes lack imagination.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
An average and silly comedy but starring the brilliant Dudley Moore, so automatically gets higher than deserves rating!