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The Slammin' Salmon
The Broken Lizard troupe is back with The Slammin' Salmon, a comedy revolving around a restaurant whose former heavyweight champion owner, Cleon Salmon (Michael Clarke Duncan), sets his waitstaff against each other in a competition to see who can win the most tips, with the winner taking home a cash prize and the lowest earner winning a beatdown from the champ. Troupe member Kevin Heffernan makes his directorial debut with the picture, taking over the reigns from Jay Chandrasekhar, who directed all of Lizard's films up till this point. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 35%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Thirteen-year-old boys big enough to sneak into R-rated movies are presumably the prime audience for this witless comedy from the Broken Lizard troupe."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"This fratty National Lampoon-style comedy (written by and starring the Broken Lizard troupe of comics who made Beerfest and Super Troopers) is funny more often than not. Worth checking out on video."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"...sporadically funny yet hopelessly uneven..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"I laughed throughout The Slammin' Salmon, groaned a bit here and there too, but smiles and Broken Lizard? I'd never thought I'd see the day when the two would meet."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Although it's a little slow at the outset and occasionally a trifle predictable, The Slammin' Salmon is still a rollickin' time at the theater."
‑ Sonny Bunch, Washington Times
"It has its share of funny moments. But it also has its share of tired ones."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"If you're in the mood for buffoonery, you'll probably enjoy this dumb-but-funny marathon of back-stabbing, physical gags, potty humor and appealing cast chemistry."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"... a warmed-over blend of bathroom humor, backstabbing shenanigans and humiliation."
‑ Sean Axmaker,
"It's pretty obvious from the start that The Slammin' Salmon isn't going to be the comedy troupe's funniest movie, but there are still plenty of laughs to be had."
‑ Jason Zingale,
"Moments of light laughter fueled by Broken Lizard's non sequitur brand of shock humor are served with a flimsy plot and even flimsier characters."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"Much of the film's humor hovers around crotch level. If jokes about mental illness, terminal disease and sex with orangutans sound funny to you, go for it."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"You would think any movie with the word "salmon" in the title would have to be funny. Think again."
‑ David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer
"The ensemble cast is fresh-faced and ready to embarrass themselves with an endless string of vulgar, profanity-filled, and sex-related dialogue, even if they aren't quite ready to deal with adult relationships or emotions."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
"The Slammin' Salmon is so lifeless and drab that it doesn't even feel like it was made by Broken Lizard, and it goes without saying that it is easily the least impressive of their five movies. (I guess everyone can have their off days.)"
‑ Adam Tobias, Watertown Daily Times
"A Hollywood California-roll gone bad, with super-sized stereotypes, underdone pratfalls and tasteless one-liners."
‑ Graham Killeen, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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