Encino Man
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A clueless caveman meets his intellectual match in the form of Pauly Shore in this teen-oriented comedy. Dave Morgan (Sean Astin) is a high school student in Encino, California, where he spends most of his time with his dazed-and-confused buddy Stoney Brown (Shore) and tries to figure out why his girlfriend Robyn (Megan Ward) left him for thick-headed jock Matt (Michael DeLuise). Hoping to boost his low status in the High School pecking order, Dave wants to put in a swimming pool at his family's home for a massive post-prom party. While Dave and Stoney are digging the pit, an earthquake… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 16%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Low-budget quickie is insulting even within its own no-effort parameters."
‑ Lawrence Cohn, Variety
"God help us all."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Encino Man is frighteningly dated, but it was never made to be timeless. I just wish the picture had more laughs or instinctive madness."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
"Dumb, dumb, dumb. Did someone say Pauly Shore?"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Now I remember why I keep hoping Pauly Shore never has a comeback."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Depressingly witless."
‑ , Time Out
"Encino Man saves its worst for last, especially with life lessons about Being Yourself."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Silly teen comedy has some Neanderthal behavior."
‑ Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
"stupid but endearing"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"If you liked Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and the Wayne's World flicks, you should get guilty pleasure out of it."
‑ Kevin N. Laforest, Montreal Film Journal
"The real question is whether Dave and Stoney and Link are worthy heirs to Bill and Ted or Wayne and Garth. Not really."
‑ Caryn James, New York Times
"The kind of movie that gives evolution a bad name."
‑ Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"An amusing idea goes nowhere."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"High-Spirited, no-holds barred fun."
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"There is no excuse"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
More reviews for Encino Man on Rotten Tomatoes

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