Nature Calls
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Oswalt stars as Scoutmaster Randy Stevens, whose dwindling, apathetic troop ditches a scout meeting in favor of a TV-themed slumber party hosted by Randy's brother Kirk (Knoxville), his polar opposite and arch nemesis. When Randy rounds up the boys in the middle of the night, stealing them for an highly unauthorized/unorganized trip to the woods, all hell breaks loose as Kirk pursues with a pair of gun-toting employees (Riggle and O'Neal). Drinking, nudity, mishandled fireworks and tremendously inappropriate behavior around minors ensues, in the grand tradition of comedy classics like… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 5%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A low-watt, low-wit comedy."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"After a lot of wandering around, we realize we've really just been walking in circles the whole time."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"More "Hangover" than "Moonrise Kingdom," but with elements of both. And more than a few rude and raunchy laughs."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Nature Calls promises a silly good time, only to display little interest in fulfilling that promise."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"Nature Calls is something else for sure, but falls short of fitting into the wild and weird cinematic world Rohal has created."
‑ Chase Whale, Twitch
"It almost seems like harder work somehow to get this many comedians together and then turn out a movie that is only so fitfully funny."
‑ Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"The humor in Nature Calls tends toward the dopey and obvious ..."
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"Forgettable, raunchy scouting comedy isn't for young kids."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"It's probably best to let this particular call from nature go unheeded."
‑ Dan Kaufman, Paste Magazine
"Writer-director Todd Rohal fills muddled scenes with manic amounts of jokes that all manage to land with a thud."
‑ Tomas Hachard, Slant Magazine
"Its jokes won't appeal to anyone older than 8, but a parent who takes a child to this crass mess would be subject to prosecution."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"The unmitigated disaster of the camping trip just stays disastrous, the story never really finding its way from adversity to heroic redemption."
‑ Chris Packham, Village Voice
"... squanders its cast amid a collection of lackluster gags."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"I'd write that it's the worst thing to happen to the Boy Scouts in quite some time, but the organization appears to have bigger fish to fry these days."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Overall, this is one comedy I hope never makes it to theaters. Ok, it's a step or two above Bucky Larson, but it's not worth the price of admission."
‑ Amy Curtis, We Got This Covered
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