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The smash success Caddyshack became a prototype for countless other wacky T&A-tinged teen comedies of the early 1980s. At an exclusive country club for WASPish snobs, an ambitious young caddy (Michael O'Keefe) from an overpopulated home eagerly pursues a caddy scholarship in hopes of attending college and, in turn, avoiding a job at the lumber yard. In order to succeed, he must first win the favor of the elitist Judge Smails (Ted Knight), then the caddy golf tournament which the good judge sponsors. Of course, there are love interests as well -- one good, one naughty -- not to mention… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"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."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A funny slapstick comedy, starring Billy Murray in top form"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"dependant almost entirely--when it's not being angry and cynical--on arrogance and smugness."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Director Harold Ramis doesn't help matters through his lethargic staging of several major slapstick sequences."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Snobbery
"This vaguely likable, too-tame comedy falls short of the mark."
‑ , Variety
"A pleasantly loose-limbed sort of movie with some comic moments, most of them belonging to Mr. Dangerfield."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Classic '80s comedy; not for kids."
‑ Common Sense Media Editors, Common Sense Media
"Given the short shelf life of many rude 'n' crude Hollywood comedies, it's amazing how well Caddyshack stands up after all these years."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"No matter how bad practically everybody thinks it is, practically everybody likes it."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"If you're still at the age when farting and nose-picking seem funny, then Caddyshack should knock you dead."
‑ , Time Out
"There's still a lot of fun in this movie, and most of that comes from the heartfelt performances from the cast."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Never mind the fact that the plot regularly goes off track and into the rough, Caddyshack offers laughs a plenty."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"Despite being ungainly, Caddyshack is the kind of comedy you can pan for gold in... [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Has attained cult comedy status over last 25 years...due to Chase, Dangerfield, Murray set pieces."
‑ Steve Crum,
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