Tommy Boy
Tommy Boy (1995)

Saturday Night Live star Chris Farley had his first starring role in this frankly lowbrow comedy, which teamed him with fellow SNL cast member David Spade. Big Tom Callahan (Brian Dennehy) is the street-smart owner of a company that makes… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 31, 1995
DVD Release Date: November 9, 1999
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though it benefits from the comic charms of its two leads, Tommy Boy too often feels like a familiar sketch stretched thin.

Brian Lowry

Stupid is apparently in.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Tommy Boy is a good belly laugh of a movie.

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Quentin Curtis
Independent on Sunday

Dumber than Dumb and Dumber, Tommy Boy is a comedy that might be a hoot after several beers but is otherwise best avoided.

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Time Out

It's some indication of the wit involved that Farley is reduced to cracking fat jokes at his own expense.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

As a sketch for a Saturday Night Live show, it would have been a tour de force. But as part of this rather unimaginative movie, it's just a bit with a burning desk.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

re-do it as a 10-15 minute motivational tape as a seminar for business and sales people

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Caryn James
New York Times

The most peculiar aspect of the movie is that some of it is played straight.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie is an assembly of cliches and obligatory scenes from dozens of other movies, all its better.

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Alex Orner
Common Sense Media

Raunchy, funny, and not for younger kids.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Tyler Christian
One of my favorite cult classic comedies! RIP Chris Farley
Aj V
Although this movie has actors from Saturday Night Live, it isn't based on a SNL sketch or characters, it's a road tip movie about friendship. This… More
Jim Careter
Tommy Boy is a classic, I will admit, but I have this thing about not even tring in a comedy, and this steals the cake. After slacker and moron Tommys (Chris… More
Alex roy
Tommy Boy is by far Chris Farley's best film. Tommy Boy is a very underrated comedy. The film won't win any prizes, but it definitely is a good… More
Conner Rainwater
Definitely one of my favorite buddy comedies and just one of those movies that never loses its ability to be funny, no matter how many times you've seen… More
Dan Schultz
An often very funny film featuring the great Chris Farley at the top of his game. Although unquestionably stupid in many aspects, the main reason this movie… More