Caddyshack (1980)

An elite country club has to deal with a brash new member and a gopher intent on destroying their beloved golf course.

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 26, 2006
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though unabashedly crude and juvenile, Caddyshack nevertheless scores with its classic slapstick, unforgettable characters, and endlessly quotable dialogue.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The first-time director, Harold Ramis, can't hold it together: the picture lurches from style to style (including some ill-placed whimsy with a gopher puppet) and collapses somewhere between sitcom and sketch farce.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Caddyshack never finds a consistent comic note of its own, but it plays host to all sorts of approaches from its stars, who sometimes hardly seem to be occupying the same movie.

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Emanuel Levy

A funny slapstick comedy, starring Billy Murray in top form

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This vaguely likable, too-tame comedy falls short of the mark.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

A pleasantly loose-limbed sort of movie with some comic moments, most of them belonging to Mr. Dangerfield.

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Common Sense Media Editors
Common Sense Media

Classic '80s comedy; not for kids.

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Time Out

If you're still at the age when farting and nose-picking seem funny, then Caddyshack should knock you dead.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

There's still a lot of fun in this movie, and most of that comes from the heartfelt performances from the cast.

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Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

Never mind the fact that the plot regularly goes off track and into the rough, Caddyshack offers laughs a plenty.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Shocking considering all the talent involved, but this comedy from the early 80s is barely watchable for the first time today. Maybe you had to be there, but… More
Directors Cat
Despite the fact that there was a lot of freedom for the film makers to do whatever they wanted to do in production it's still a hilarious comedy classic… More
Jim Hunter
A caddy pursues one of his clients for a scholarship amidst the backdrop of several other colorful characters. As a series of sketches, this film is whimsical… More
Graham Jones
Way overrated by comedy fans in my opinion. I do love the scene of Bill Murray and Chevy Chase smoking pot though.
Tyler Robertson
I really do envy people who were alive when this movie was made. In 1980, when people were called funny, they really were funny. Nowadays, the people considered… More
Jim Careter
What fool didn't laugh at this. Its the misadventures of idiots at a golf country club. Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfiekd, Bill Murray, and Ted Knight all… More

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