Wagons East!
Wagons East! (1994)

Tired of frontier living, a group of pioneers decide to give up and go home in this comedy. Unfortunately, they are saddled with a drunken, bumbling wagon-master, and are soon under attack from gunslingers hired by a group of pro-frontier… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 26, 1994
DVD Release Date: June 18, 2002
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Consensus: Wagons East! is a witless, toothless satire of Westerns that falls far below the standard set by Blazing Saddles, and is notable only for being John Candy's final screen performance.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

[An] anemic Blazing Saddles-wannabe.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

With credits that include such garbage as Hot Dog... The Movie, director and former hockey player Peter Markle displays an utter lack of comic sensibility.

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Dennis King
Tulsa World

The jokes here sound a lot funnier than they play.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

A poorly focused and rhythmless collection of vignettes, Wagons East! does contain a few funny ideas and some decent performances that simply are not enough to rescue the movie.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

A sunshiney hodgepodge of bad jokes, nice scenery and reverse stereotypes.

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Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

Awful. A candidate for one of the year's worst movies.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

A stridently unfunny western comedy that is equally lame in its writing and direction.

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Chris Willman
Los Angeles Times

A typically rickety vehicle, just dumb enough that it actually submerges Candy's sweet, perky persona in what's basically a sullen, grizzled straight-man role.

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Stephen Wigler
Baltimore Sun

The jokes tend to be watered-down versions of the tasteless kind that enlivened the Naked Gun movies and the early films of Mel Brooks.

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Wagons East is an entertaining and underrated film that was the last feature starring John Candy, who died on the set of the film. The film does boast some… More
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Lafe Fredbjornson
A fun western wagon trek with John Candy. I liked the funny gay cowboy character.
Sarah Prisbylla
Funny parody of what would have happened if the settlers couldn't "hack it" and decided to just come back.
Marion Ravenwood
Meh, It's just so predictable and average. Very minimal laughs.