Almost Heroes
Almost Heroes (1998)

In this comedy, a group of misfit explorers in 1804 lead a bumbling, ill-fated expedition in an attempt to reach the Pacific Ocean before Lewis and Clark. This is Chris Farley's last major role in a motion picture.

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: May 29, 1998
DVD Release Date: August 30, 2005
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Critic Score: 8% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joe Heim
Seattle Times

Unfortunately, Farley's unintended farewell is hardly memorable.

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David Kronke
Los Angeles Times

All we're left with is a lame script and dithering direction, a lethal combination.

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Serena Donadoni
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

There's a difference between a stupid movie and a movie populated by stupid characters, and director Christopher Guest shows that distinction with Almost Heroes.

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Paul Tatara

All of the guys on the expedition are dumb, and they say and do dumb things in dumb ways, dumbly.

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Ron Givens
New York Daily News

Those hallmark Farley situations, when he bursts into apoplexy over some challenge or outrage, seem unconvincing here. As for Perry, he doesn't show nearly enough charm or ego to be of interest.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

The gags rely heavily on boogers, bird poo and sheep dung, and Farley falls down with monotonous regularity.

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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

This 1998 comedy set in the early American west isn't unwatchable, just bad.

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John Krewson
AV Club

The plot isn't merely stupid, but heartless; viewers aren't given a single reason to watch beyond the anticipation of seeing Farley fall off more scenery.

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M. K. Terrell
Christian Science Monitor

You just wish it were half as funny as it tries to be.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
A giant misstep on the part of director Christopher Guest, this film tries to make a fast buck off of spoofs of the eighteenth century and expeditions to the… More
Lucas Martins
Chris Farley deserve a better last movie.
Phil Hubbs
This is one of those low key comedies that you saw on the top shelf at your local video shop purely by accident when you went in for something else...something… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Almost History... Almost Legends... Mostly Ridiculous."</i> A road comedy about 2 guys whose mission is to beat Lewis and Clark.… More
Alex roy
Considering that this is Chris Farley's last film role before he died, The film is a slight disappointment, but still manages to be entertaining and a… More
Alexis Nomm
..almost good.

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