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Reviews: Vacation (2015)

vacationHere are review links for this film submitted by our members:

  • José Arce @ [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Atinado reboot del pequeño clásico de John Hughes y Harold Ramis que se adapta a los nuevos tiempos apostando por el descerebre y la irreverencia ajustada para toda la familia. Divertida y volátil… bien.
  • Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
    • Excerpt: Wacky hijinks ensue, some of them very funny, some dipping desperately into bad taste, some just falling flat. (Which, it’s worth remembering, was the case with even the best films of this franchise.)
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: The only truly inspired bit of touring comes from Charlie Day as a white water rafting guide with lame banter and suicidal tendencies.
  • Jim Dixon @
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: [The movie] offers a deep bench of comic actors in bit and cameo roles, as is the tradition with the series. They all are upstaged by an inanimate object.
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: Frustratingly un-funny – skip this forgettable trip…
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: A remake in sequel clothing – a cynical and cloying attempt to repackage a beloved franchise for a new generation hoping it will hit so the studio may squeeze out a few more lackluster knock-off sequels.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Vacation accomplishes what it sets out to do as a hijinks-heavy road comedy and stands upright as the even-less-PC sibling to the early-’80s mainstay. Uptight snobs who hate to laugh will be miserable, but it’s their loss.
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @
  • Dan Lybarger @
    • Excerpt: Should you actually have the time and money to afford a ticket to Vacation, I would recommend leaving immediately after the opening credits. The lion’s share of the laughs occur then.
  • Jason McKiernan @ Film Racket
    • Excerpt: It’s actually a worthy entry into a canon that hasn’t delivered a film this funny in nearly two decades.
  • [New – 10/1/15] | Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage
  • Jason Pirodsky @
    • Excerpt: Despite all the nasty stuff onscreen, this is an otherwise cheerful and good-natured comedy, which goes to show how much things have changed for the mainstream comedy in the past 30 years.
  • Kristy Puchko @ Spinoff Online
    • Excerpt: In a summer where we’ve been given blisteringly subversive and fresh comedies like “Spy” and “Trainwreck,” this caustic “Vacation” is ill-timed. Its gags are outdated and hackneyed. Its heroes are annoying at best and despicable at worst. But most importantly, it’s just not funny.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: The last sound you hear before the closing credits of ‘Vacation’ is that of a toilet flushing. That’s a fitting end to this unremmitingly crude, frequently repulsive sequel to a fondly-remembered cable perennial.
  • Sarah Ward @ Concrete Playground
Updated: October 1, 2015 — 10:08 pm
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