Crazy on the Outside
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Crazy on the Outside
Fresh out of prison and eager to start a new life, ambitious ex-con Tommy (Tim Allen) plots to revive the family business and rekindle the romance with his ex-flame, only to discover that life as a free man can be even tougher than life on the inside. In order to get back on his feet, Tommy moves in with his extended family, including his sister, Viki (Sigourney Weaver), a compulsive liar, and her husband, Ed (J.K. Simmons), a weatherworn cynic. Thanks to Viki, Tommy's grandmother thinks he's been in France the last few years. Now, as Tommy scrambles to get his life back together, his… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 8%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"I just get bored thinking about it."
‑ A.O. Scott, At the Movies
"Allen screws up his directing debut with a script that smothers his wit in a blanket of bland."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Winds up as a fairly inspirational comedy, without being truly memorable."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
"Terrible, terrible."
‑ Michael Phillips, At the Movies
"Tim Allen's directorial debut, a strained comedy drama about an ex-con trying to go straight, isn't nearly crazy enough."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"This vanity project has the feel of an extended sitcom pilot."
‑ Dave White,
"Allen's forced approach to Judd Pillot and John Peaslee's Screenwriting 101-style script has merely left everyone floating on their own."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"We get charmless hack work from two sitcom writers, a phoned-in ensemble, and for Allen a vanity role that could certainly be called criminal."
‑ Aaron Hillis, L.A. Weekly
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