Crazy on the Outside
Crazy on the Outside (2010)

Fresh out of prison and eager to start a new life, ambitious ex-con Tommy (Tim Allen) plots to revive the family business and rekindle the romance with his ex-flame, only to discover that life as a free man can be even tougher than life on… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 8, 2010
DVD Release Date: April 13, 2010
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Critic Score: 8% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
A.O. Scott
At the Movies

I just get bored thinking about it.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Allen screws up his directing debut with a script that smothers his wit in a blanket of bland.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

Winds up as a fairly inspirational comedy, without being truly memorable.

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Michael Phillips
At the Movies

Terrible, terrible.

Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Tim Allen's directorial debut, a strained comedy drama about an ex-con trying to go straight, isn't nearly crazy enough.

Dave White

This vanity project has the feel of an extended sitcom pilot.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Allen's forced approach to Judd Pillot and John Peaslee's Screenwriting 101-style script has merely left everyone floating on their own.

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Aaron Hillis
L.A. Weekly

We get charmless hack work from two sitcom writers, a phoned-in ensemble, and for Allen a vanity role that could certainly be called criminal.

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
While lacking gut-busting humor this surprising charmer from Tim Allen is complex (in a good way, like lasagna) and fulfilling. I went in suspecting bland and… More
Deb S
Tommy (Tim Allen) is released from prison after serving a three year sentence stint for video piracy and returns home to his chronic liar of a sister Vicky,… More
Manu Gino
It was ok, wasn't that bad. Tim Allen directed this movie, he should stay only in front of the camera instead of been behind it too. A recently paroled… More
Jim Woehr
Tim Allen stars as Tommy, a man who has just been released from prison, to find out that his sister (Sigourney Weaver) has told their grandmother that he was in… More
Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, J.K. Simmons, Julie Brown, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Ray Liotta, Kelsey Grammer DIRECTED BY: Tim Allen It's about a man named… More
Movee Critic
A different side of Allen is revealed in his directorial debut. Tim plays a more mature, serious character which contributes to the monotony of the film.… More