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Pauly Shore is Dead
Can death be a good career move? The star of Bio-Dome, Jury Duty, and In the Army Now decides to find out in this satirical comedy. Pauly Shore (playing himself) takes a role on a new situation comedy series for FOX TV after a string of awful movies puts paid to his film career, but when the show is axed at the last moment, Shore finds himself flat broke and unable to find work in Hollywood. At the end of his rope, one night Shore is visited by the ghost of comic Sam Kinison, who suggests that killing himself might be the answer. Shore lacks the nerve to go quite that far, but he goes half-way… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Key revelation is that Shore is a bitter, unpleasant, petty, humourless little man--and that his stoned weasel song and dance isn't doing that great a job of hiding it."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"...the movie turns into a game of spot the cameo more than anything else."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Shore's contempt extends well beyond himself to tar his fans and just about anyone who might be in the audience."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A delightful surprise that'll raise as many questions as it does bust guts.A very funny, blatantly satirical and insolently honest look into the life of the former it boy"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Pauly Shore is dead... In your dreams, bud-dee!"
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, Fantastica Daily
"Will probably matter only slightly to Shore's fans, but this patchy film will hardly deliver Shore the crossover breakout he so sorely desires nor the admiration due a talented film auteur."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"It works as a throwaway joke -- occasionally funny and often shamelessly tasteless. And it also helps if you like Shore."
‑ Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee
"Perhaps this will be the calling card that welcomes Shore back to fold... or maybe it's just a suitable farewell."
‑ Dean Edward, Film Threat
"the single joke wears paper-thin over its 80 mercifully short minutes"
‑ Christopher Null,
"While it is indeed pretty funny, the darkness got lost somewhere in the shuffle."
‑ Bill Beyrer,
"A very funny, blatantly satirical and insolently honest look into the life of the former it boy."
‑ Clint Morris, Film Threat
"While catching a Pauly Shore movie might rank somewhere slightly below self-tracheotomy on the To-Do lists of most people, I'm about to tell you something quietly shocking -- this is actually one of the funnier movies I've seen in a while."
‑ Oz,
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