Gone Fishin'
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
Just how much trouble can two guys get into while trying to catch some fish? Joe Waters (Joe Pesci) and Gus Green (Danny Glover) are two guys from New Jersey who've known each other since childhood; they've always been friends, and they've always been inept to the point of posing a threat to life and limb (early on in the proceedings, we get to watch them blow up a factory by accident). Joe and Gus are avid fishermen, and as luck would have it, they win a trip to the Everglades to do some serious angling. They hitch their boat trailer to Joe's 1968 Plymouth and hit the road to… More

Available Online

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 7%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The plot and dialogue are third-rate and no one, not even Mel Gibson -- Glover and Pesci's Lethal Weapon partner -- could save this clunker."
‑ Nick Charles, New York Daily News
"It is testimony to the superior acting skills of Joe Pesci and Danny Glover that Gone Fishin' registers more than a blip on the summer movie radar screen."
‑ John Petrakis, Chicago Tribune
"Gone Fishin' is a slapdash, slapstick waste of time -- hook, line and stinker."
‑ Roger Hurlburt, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"A terrible ride with two idiotic characters."
‑ Michael Ferraro, Film Threat
"Without question one of the stupidest comedies I've ever seen."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"This is one of the summer's sorrier excuses for a major-studio release."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"Big mistake."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"They only highlight the sheer, witless desperation of all involved."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Like any Pesci outing post-Goodfellas, this can be described with one word; that word is 'hackneyed'."
‑ Oz, Hollywood Bitchslap
"Comedies about fishing have never worked, not even for Howard Hawks."
‑ Dale Winogura, Boxoffice Magazine
"I don't even know where to start."
‑ Paul Tatara, CNN.com
"Film is so formulaic that virtually every plot point is telegraphed way in advance."
‑ Daniel M. Kimmel, Variety
"Dumb n dumber middle agers Glover & Pesci in land and sea adventures."
‑ Steve Crum, Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
"I hope the person that greenlighted this was fired."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Joe Pesci and Danny Glover need to get their agents on the phone, pronto."
‑ Clarissa Cruz, Boston Phoenix
More reviews for Gone Fishin' on Rotten Tomatoes