Ernest Goes to Camp
Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)

The slow-witted, bumbling Ernest gets a job as a handyman at a summer camp in this broad, juvenile comedy. Hoping to impress his bosses and receive a promotion to counselor, Ernest goes out of his way to help the campers, but his efforts… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 3, 2002
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Typical, typical Ernest nonsense, cookie cutter funny.

Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Totally undeserving of its status as a punchline, this may be no classic but it's a fine kiddie tale

Clint Morris
Moviehole

Feverishly funny family fun

Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)

Just exactly like every other Ernest movie you've ever seen. And yet, Varney's innocent playfulness is somehow oddly appealing.

Fred Topel
About.com

Ernest did much better in some of the follow-ups.

Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Has some honest laughs ... but it also spawned Ernest's movie career. Call it a toss-up.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Stacy Avary
I don't care if the critics like this or not. Jim Varney was(and still is) one of my favorite actors of all time. He was truly gifted and a multi-faceted… More
Curtis Lilly
It was one of the better. That's not saying much.
Aaron Neuwirth
Ernest P. Worrell: You see these hands? Huh? Huh? You see them? If I put them in my pockets I will be arrested for concealing lethal weapons.
Jason Spencer
Funny stuff. I liked Ernest and I thought this was pretty good as a kid. This was the best of the Ernest movies by far. Pretty good for a character who… More
Anthony Lawrie
As a child I loved this film very much. I'm giving it a good rating for prosperity!
Lafe Fredbjornson
Ernest's first movie, which started Jim Varney's movie career! He's got a yokel hickish charm; and all I remember about this movie is little… More