Teddy Bears' Picnic
Teddy Bears' Picnic (2002)

A comic junket behind-the-scenes of the world's most exclusive power-broker retreat. The true story: the richest, most powerful white men in America gather each summer in Northern California for a super secret retreat that takes them… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: February 24, 2004
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Scott Foundas
Variety

Pic lacks the development needed for a full-length feature and, following a hilarious opening sequence, it becomes tiresomely one-note.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

It is supremely unfunny and unentertaining to watch middle-age and older men drink to excess, piss on trees, b.s. one another and put on a show in drag.

Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Low fidelity comedy all around.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Most of the film feels conceived and shot on the fly -- like between lunch breaks for Shearer's radio show and his Simpson voice-overs.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

A beyond-lame satire, Teddy Bears' Picnic ranks among the most pitiful directing debuts by an esteemed writer-actor.

Edward Havens
FilmJerk.com

When one hears Harry Shearer is going to make his debut as a film director, one would hope for the best

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

The satire is unfocused, while the story goes nowhere.

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Dave Kehr
New York Times

Too much of it feels unfocused and underdeveloped.

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Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio

Very much like its title, the movie is too cuddly and frolicking to get a satirical grip on its rich and powerful characters, or their real life targets.

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