'Disaster Movie' Critic Reviews

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MovieWeb:   19 reviews
2%
Rotten Tomatoes:   66 reviews
  • Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    50
    Since many of the targets (Cloverfield, Hancock, Kung Fu Panda) already have a cheeky self-consciousness, the comedy rarely seems more than a hasty patchwork of cheap-shot allusions.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Nathan Lee New York Times (Top Critic)
    10
    Disaster Movie, the latest disposable parody of disposable Hollywood movies, has a shelf life of about five minutes, tops.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Peter Bradshaw Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    20
    The Zucker/Abrahams movies were genuinely funny, at least some of the time. But this?
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Michael Hardy Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    13
    No one spoofed in the film -- yes, including Jessica Simpson -- is more worthy of derision than the people responsible for making it.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Jim Ridley Village Voice (Top Critic)
    Rushed into production with no better drape for its threadbare gags than Cloverfield, this carpet-fouling mongrel of a movie no more deserves release than do anthrax spores.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    20
    Why would you watch a bad movie about better movies, when you could just rent the originals instead?
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Joe Leydon Variety (Top Critic)
    Seldom has a pic been more appropriately titled than Disaster Movie, yet another frantically unfunny free-form farce from the unfortunately prolific writing-directing team of Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Eric D. Snider Film.com (Top Critic)
    0
    Embarrassment. It's a feeling you should get used to, Freidberg and Seltzer. May you never befoul another cinema with your grotesque comic abortions.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Stephen Farber Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    No one expects sophisticated wit from this type of movie, but would it be too much to ask for more than a chuckle every 10 minutes?
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Michael Ordona Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    30
    Perhaps they'll eventually make one called Spoof Movie, which would brilliantly parody the genre by being consistently funny.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Jeffrey Lyles Lyles' Movie Files
    0
    Rarely has a movie had a more appropriate title.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Brent Simon Shared Darkness
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Andrea Gronvall Time Out
    20
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Neil Pond American Profile
    40
    It's a merry, reckless mess, like a blender that gets revved up too high and spews everything out all over the countertops.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • William Goss Cinematical
    Indeed a disaster first, and a movie barely.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Bruce Feld Film Journal International
    The "jokes" are limp and pathetic or stillborn, timing is ignored, performances are a not-so-giddy mug-fest. Audiences are left wondering when the freshman cast is going to learn the rudiments of performing.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Jim Schembri The Age (Australia)
    70
    A dumb, dumb film, to be sure, but also undeniably funny in more spots than a right-thinking, mature adult person feels comfortable admitting.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Vicky Roach Daily Telegraph (Australia)
    20
    Since they have so little material to work with in the first place, Friedberg and Seltzer flog each joke well beyond its limits.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Marc Fennell Triple j
    Honestly, if the makers of this ever got serious about making web-based comedy, I reckon that they would absolutely rock it.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Paul Byrnes Sydney Morning Herald
    A woman a few rows in front of me at the preview chose to write 20 minutes worth of text messages, rather than watch the movie. Even though she was not paying, the price was clearly too high.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Garth Franklin Dark Horizons
    If Judd Apatow is the Jesus of modern comedy, Seltzer and Friedberg are the Anti-Christ - and sadly just as prolific
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Jim Lane Sacramento News & Review
    20
    Can't somebody make Friedberg and Seltzer stop?
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Bill Gibron Filmcritic.com
    20
    leaves one with a feeling of failure -- and the knowledge that, come this spring, these idiots will more than likely be back
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Frank Ochieng Movie Eye
    25
    Pointlessly rancid and redundant...Hopefully, Disaster Movie will indeed vanish as quickly as a three-second burp at a chili-eating contest.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Jeffrey Lyles Gazette (MD)
    0
    Why challenge yourself when you can have your Juno stand-in end a fight by lactating on the "Sex and the City" girls? Nope, a better question is why did I subject myself to this movie?
    Full Review » 6 years ago
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