The Kentucky Fried Movie
The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)

The Kentucky Fried Movie is a collection of skits and satiric vignettes from director John Landis and the Zucker/Abrahams/Zucker writing team.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 10, 1977
DVD Release Date: July 4, 2000
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The now obscure pop culture references and spoofed commercials add to Kentucky Fried Movies anarchic, anything-goes spirit and wit.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

It's easy to spoof cliches; it's something else again to string them together with the insight into narrative structure these boys evidence.

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The Kentucky Fried Movie boasts excellent production values and some genuine wit, though a few of the sketches are tasteless.

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Noel Murray
The Dissolve

The Kentucky Fried Movie misses as often as it hits, but when the writers and Landis arrive at a great idea ... it's like watching an entire fruitful comic perspective being spawned.

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Time Out

Great fun for an undemanding night out.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Still packs in the laughs at a non-stop rate...

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

Saturday Night Live had been doing the same thing, only better, on TV for two years prior to this... and Monty Python had been doing something far more subversive and positively genius with their Flying Circus for nearly a decade prior...

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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times

The range of its satire and comedy, as displayed in 22 segments running from a minute or two up to 30 minutes, is fairly narrow.

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J.C. Mašek III

Most of the jokes still hold up excellently even today and with spoof commercials and trailers so popular these days, especially today, The Kentucky Fried Movie proves to be both hilarious and curiously prescient.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

a hit and miss affair

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
Written by the ZAZ Team (Airplane! The Naked Gun, etc) and directed by John Landis (National Lampoon's Animal House, The Blues Brothers, etc), this is one… More
Aj V
One of my favourite spoof movies of the 70s, it's hilarious and spoofs both TV and film. The main part of the movie has a spoof of Enter the Dragon, which… More
Wahida K
InTheBasket <center>Just when I thought it safe to go on watching, there I go again laughing Hysterically. </CENTER> SHAMLESS FUNNY. zuckNuckLe My… More
Spencer S.
A bit underdeveloped, but essentially that's why people love it. A precursor to the big funnies of Naked Gun and Airplane, Kentucky is odd, funny, and… More
Mike S
Crude, nude and not for the prude! As one of the first satire films ever to have been made, this marks the historic birth of a subgenre, that with time has come… More
Tim Salmons
A wonderful spoof film that hasn't aged very well visually, but still holds up comedically.

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