'The Master Of Disguise' Critic Reviews

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MovieWeb:   0 reviews
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Rotten Tomatoes:   98 reviews
  • Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    9
    An awful, stillborn comedy assembled out of rusty spare parts from secret agent movies and run-of-the-mill Saturday Night Live skits.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Elvis Mitchell New York Times (Top Critic)
    0
    It doesn't matter that the film is less than 90 minutes. It still feels like a prison stretch.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Peter Bradshaw Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    40
    ... Mike Myers has already milked this type of gag-dense character comedy bone dry.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Philip French Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    In the dire The Master of Disguise, Carvey is seen to maximum disadvantage as a dim-witted Italian-American waiter whose family have an inherited gift for turning themselves into anyone from Bo Derek to George Bush.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Claudia Puig USA Today (Top Critic)
    25
    Lacking even a hint of humor or a watchable story, Disguise has distinguished itself as the summer's worst movie.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Reilly Capps Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    25
    The Master of Disguise falls under the category of 'should have been a sketch on Saturday Night Live.'
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Jack Mathews New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    25
    The film contains no good jokes, no good scenes, barely a moment when Carvey's Saturday Night Live-honed mimicry rises above the level of embarrassment.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Chris Vognar Dallas Morning News (Top Critic)
    42
    Master of Disguise feels like something that was left on the shelf, hacked to bits and thrown into theaters.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Steven Rosen Denver Post (Top Critic)
    0
    Neither [Carvey] nor semi-competent director Perry Andelin Blake have the ability to sustain a scene or idea.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    25
    The movie is a desperate miscalculation. It gives poor Dana Carvey nothing to do that is really funny, and then expects us to laugh because he acts so goofy all the time.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Lou Carlozo Chicago Tribune (Top Critic)
    38
    The Master of Disguise is a disjointed film that, but for brief flashes of comedic verve, should skip theatrical release and go straight to video.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    George W. Bush in the flesh would have been much funnier than this movie's impersonation.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer (Top Critic)
    25
    Cruelly and brutally unfunny.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Dennis Harvey Variety (Top Critic)
    A jumbled fantasy comedy that did not figure out a coherent game plan at scripting, shooting or post-production stages.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Jonathan Foreman New York Post (Top Critic)
    0
    No one but a convict guilty of some truly heinous crime should have to sit through The Master of Disguise.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Jay Boyar Orlando Sentinel (Top Critic)
    40
    No amount of nostalgia for Carvey's glory days can disguise the fact that the new film is a lame kiddie flick and that Carvey's considerable talents are wasted in it.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Peter Howell Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    20
    The only camouflage Carvey should now be considering is a paper bag to wear over his head when he goes out into public, to avoid being recognized as the man who bilked unsuspecting moviegoers.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Rick Groen Globe and Mail (Top Critic)
    25
    Despite all evidence to the contrary, this clunker has somehow managed to pose as an actual feature movie, the kind that charges full admission and gets hyped on TV and purports to amuse small children and ostensible adults.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Charles Taylor Salon.com (Top Critic)
    Dana Carvey makes a lackadaisical 'comeback' as a man of a thousand faces, none of them funny.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • James Berardinelli ReelViews (Top Critic)
    13
    A 75-minute sample of puerile rubbish that is listless, witless, and devoid of anything resembling humor.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Michael Rechtshaffen Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    An embarrassing mess for all involved, this so-called family comedy is about as unfunny as unfunny gets. Even its fart jokes are below the industry standard.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Peter Travers Rolling Stone (Top Critic)
    In just over a minute you can see everything that's wrong with this one-joke farce.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    20
    'Disguise the limit' is the film's punning promotional slogan, but 'Rock Bottom' is more like it.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Nell Minow Common Sense Media
    20
    A messy disappointment for Dana Carvey fans.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Felix Vasquez Jr. Cinema Crazed
    38
    This is a bad flick that will appeal mostly to kids ranging from ages 5-11, but adults will leave halfway through. I found it almost tolerable.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
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