Caddyshack (1980)

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

Directed By:
Rated: R
Running Time:
Release Date: September 26, 2006
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Also Available On

Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Gary Arnold
Washington Post

Caddyshack, a derelict farce that lurches about in search of hilarious possibilities among the members and employes of a country club, is the latest misbegotten spawn of National Lampoon's Animal House.

Full review…
Chris Peachment
Time Out

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

Full review…
People Magazine

There is a plot to this enjoyably erratic comedy... But basically it's a framework on which the writers, two of whom (Harold Ramis and Douglas Kenney) are Animal House alumni, can hang vulgar, obvious, yet often amusing gags.

Full review…
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.

Full review…
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.

Full review…
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.

Full review…

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

Full review…
Vincent Canby
New York Times

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

Full review…
Emanuel Levy

A funny slapstick comedy, starring Billy Murray in top form

Full review…
More reviews for Caddyshack

Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
Kinda silly. Just okay. I was more invested in the realistic plot with the worldly cad and his ambitious caddy, played by suave Chevy Chase and earnest Michael… 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
KJ Proulx
Thirty-five years after it's original release, these comedians are pretty much in the gutter as far as comedies go. Sure, they may have popped up in the… More
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
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