Black Sheep
Black Sheep (1996)

Handsome, smooth-talking Al Donnelly (Tim Matheson) has everything going for him. A politician, he is engaged in a heated gubernatorial race with the feisty Governor Tracy (Christine Ebersole), a tough old bird who doesn't hesitate to… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: February 2, 1996
DVD Release Date: July 16, 2002
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Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

A little comedy that succeeds in its modest aim to provide 87 minutes of harmless diversion.

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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today

Black Sheep is bleatingly awful as it reteams Chris Farley and David Spade, the poor idiot's Abbott and Costello, in a comedy so desperately inept it makes their previous effort, Tommy Boy, look like a minefield of high wit.

Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

It's nice to see the two together, practicing their easy screen rapport--and no doubt more so given Farley's untimely passing--but Black Sheep is still a clunker. [Blu-ray]

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Works as well as it does because the anarchic, high-energy spirits of Farley and Spheeris lock into each other perfectly.

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Richard Leiby
Washington Post

They're certainly no Aykroyd and Belushi, or even Myers and Carvey, but Farley and Spade manage to wring humor from a series of juvenile setups and predictable pratfalls.

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Pete Croatto

painfully unfunny

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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

Yeah, I giggled a couple of times. But I suspect you will giggle more if you are male, age 15-27ish.

Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

may not be remembered as a masterful comedy classic, but for the college humor crowd with a relatively safe PG-13 rating, it's a fun diversion

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Kam Williams

Though not always in good taste, this tongue-in-cheek parody of the horror genre is sophisticated and clever enough to earn the appreciation of the egghead cult crowd.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Made simply because 'Tommy Boy' was an unexpected success, clearly somewhat rushed and not fully thought through. I have read that… More
Dean McKenna
This is bloody average and definitely not funny as it's not educational etc. It tries to rely on Chris Farley's endless pratfalls and stupidity. David… More
Aj V
"I liked it better the first time when it was called Tommy Boy!" was the general response to this film when it came out. Yes, it does look like a… More
Jason Owens
Chris Farley stars as the goofy brother of Al Donnelly (Tim Matheson) who is a candidate for the governor of Washington state. Mike Donelly (Chris Farley) just… More
Alex roy
This is the type of film that if you watch it, it becomes less and less funnier with every viewing. This is essential a rehash of ideas previously written in… More
This and Tommy Boy are my favorite Chris Farley movies. He was halarious and one of the most tallented people out there who knew how to bring the laughs. Wish… More