The Master of Disguise
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
Dana Carvey ventures into the world of PG-rated, family-oriented entertainment as star and co-writer of this light adventure comedy, which requires the actor to assume more than three dozen different identities. Carvey's primary role in Master of Disguise, however, is that of Pistachio Disguisey, an ordinary waiter with a hidden, mostly untapped talent for transforming himself into any persona he wishes. When his kindly parents, Mama (Edie McClurg) and Frabbrizio (James Brolin), are kidnapped by the evil thief Devlin (Brent Spiner), the usually meek Pistachio is forced to rescue them.… More

Available Online

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 1%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A film about as funny as a seeping wound."
‑ Keith Phipps, AV Club
"There follows a fusillade of farts, dud sight gags and inconsequential butt jokes."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"While some of the make-up effects are mildly diverting (Carvey disguises himself as a turtle and a cherry pie), they hardly make up for the lame screenplay, barely coherent plot and increasingly desperate mugging."
‑ Adam Smith, Radio Times
"It is not as funny as it could be, and none of it makes sense, especially Pistachio's ability to mimic any dialect but standard US English. But his versatility is astonishing."
‑ M. K. Terrell, Christian Science Monitor
"This misfiring disaster shows just how over-estimated Carvey's writing and acting talent has been."
‑ , Film4
"Such a sad irony that Dana Carvey, who's made his name bringing celebrities to life with uncanny impersonations, should make such a lifeless movie based on characters of his own creation."
‑ Christy Lemire, Associated Press
"The Master of Disguise represents Adam Sandler's latest attempt to dumb down the universe."
‑ Dan Fienberg, L.A. Weekly
"If Carvey's looking for a comeback, then playing a cloying dimwit with an annoying accent isn't the place to start."
‑ , Total Film
"A messy disappointment for Dana Carvey fans."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"... Mike Myers has already milked this type of gag-dense character comedy bone dry."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"George W. Bush in the flesh would have been much funnier than this movie's impersonation."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"In just over a minute you can see everything that's wrong with this one-joke farce."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"The humor here is relentlessly juvenile, and not even the kids in the audience seemed to like it much."
‑ Chris Kaltenbach, Baltimore Sun
"This is a bad flick that will appeal mostly to kids ranging from ages 5-11, but adults will leave halfway through. I found it almost tolerable."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Master of Disguise may be a real hoot, if you're under 10 years old, or drunk, or both. Not a bad time-waster on a rainy Sunday, but a time-waster nonetheless."
‑ Martin Scribbs, Low IQ Canadian
More reviews for The Master of Disguise on Rotten Tomatoes

More Like This