Blame It on the Bellboy
Blame It on the Bellboy (1992)

Brevity may be the soul of wit, but that doesn't make the 79-minute Blame It on the Bellboy any funnier. Orton (Dudley Moore) is an ambitious real estate agent. Horton (Richard Griffiths) is a middle-aged married man looking for… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 6, 1992
DVD Release Date: December 9, 2003
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Variety Staff

A lightweight ensemble comedy in which ingenious plotting is let down by weak dialog and stop-go direction that largely squanders the talent involved.

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John F. Kelly
Washington Post

Writer/director Mark Herman does a nice job of setting up the misadventure and then sitting back and letting it play itself out.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Can I instead Blame it on Mark Herman?

Brian Case
Time Out

[A] leaden farce.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

"Blame It on the Bellboy" is a farce in the grand British tradition, set on the Grand Canal of Venice. And that, alas, is pretty much the sum total of what is grand about it.

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Scott Weinberg

Blame it on the screenplay.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

There's more method than inspired madness to "Blame It on the Bellboy," but this scenic, fast-paced farce by a first-time British director is still effervescent fun.

Douglas Pratt

An attempt at farce set in Venice and involving three people with similar sounding last names and an Italian bellboy

Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

It's lowbrow humor for the masses, and as such, it succeeds quite well.

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Marcus Woolcott
Short but sweet