Rotten Tomatoes Score: 10%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The movie's desperately amiable tone plays like a chastised boy's terrified plea for love; the oblivious cruelty that emerges nonetheless (as in Lewis's embarrassing parody of a Japanese chef) makes it all the sadder."
‑ Richard Brody, New Yorker
"Lewis has described this as his worst movie, but it also may be his most revealing one."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Hardly Working hardly works."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"I was absolutely stunned by the vast stupidity of this film."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"It's a bumpy movie, no more graceful than its buffoonish main character. Worse, the star tries to have it two ways, alternating between manic physical comedy and softspoken self-pity. The result if often awkward, and sometimes downright weird."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"Wow. Almost criminally bad."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"The result is utter confusion."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"To adults this poky movie may seem a bit sad. Lewis' once-manic energy is barely suggested in a few labored outbursts, and his lovable bewilderment is now more like bitterness."
‑ , People Magazine
"Cannonball in maven ... eeee ...yeah! My cat could eat a spool of celluloid and crap a better film than this."
‑ Jonathan R. Perry, Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
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