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Black Sheep (1996)
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by Chris Parry

"If you're looking this film up, you're dumb enough to enjoy it."
2 stars

So you're looking at me and wondering if this is worth going renting. Are you aware that it stars Chris Farley? You are? Good.

Now ask yourself a few questions.

1) Was Beverly Hills Ninja funny?
If you say yes, go rent Black Sheep.
If you say no, move on to the next question.

2) Was Tommy Boy funny?
If you say yes, go rent Black Sheep.
If you say no, move on to the next question.

3) Have you ever watched a Chris Farley skit and said "that guy, the fat one, he's really funny!"
If you say yes, go rent Black Sheep.
If you say no....


You're smarter than that, dammit. Go rent The Usual Suspects or The Sweet Hereafter or something - a real movie.

This is just a Saturday Night Live skit that never ends.
That's not to say that it won't appeal to people, or even be a guilty pleasure in the way that people watch Empire Records even though it's a hacked up Liv Tyler piece of shit, but you'e not going to find kismet in Black Sheep.

Farley plays a dumb-fuck who's brother is running for Governor. Farley keeps messing up for his brother, so his bro assigns a helper monkey in the form of David Spade to make sure everything goes smoothly.

This is basically Tommy Boy with some lame-ass political angle thrown in, so if you dug Tommy Boy, this might piss you off as a cheap copy. Alternatively, your brain might not function in such ways and you might think "DUH. FAR-LEE GOOD."

Let's be straight up here. You're going to get nothing out of this film other than a few yuks, but if you really enjoy Farley flicks then your life probably needs all the yuks it can get. Knock yourself out, Sparky.

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User Comments

5/09/16 Carol Baker Not recommended for anybody in their right mind. 1 stars
5/20/12 Sheryl Granholm Funnier than getting attacked by a swarm of bees, but somehow not as charming. 3 stars
9/08/10 dupadoit it rocks 4 stars
7/27/08 The Dork Knight Baa. Baa. It sucks. 1 stars
4/16/07 Justin Good And Funny But Tommy Boy Was A Little Better. 5 stars
3/16/07 johnnyfog No no no no no no no NO! It's not remotely as good as Tommy Boy. 1 stars
1/03/06 Anthony Feor Farley and Spade are good together 4 stars
8/26/05 ES Just as good as tommy boy, no reason not to like it 4 stars
6/15/05 Phil Chris Parry dumb enough to hate a film enough to watch it all, then write a A4 page review 3 stars
5/20/05 dwarzel Was this film even necessary? 1 stars
1/17/05 Jeff Anderson A bad and desperate clone of TOMMY BOY, but the late Chris Farley at least is lots of fun. 2 stars
1/22/04 Shitonya I laughed til i cried! 5 stars
11/28/03 Samuel Just as good as Tommy Boy...I loved them both! Farley and Spade are a great Duo 5 stars
6/23/03 John Aster Habig a drop from Tommy Boy but Farley and Spade maintain their status 4 stars
1/26/03 Jack Sommersby Far suprior to "Tommy Boy". Lots of laughs and fun. Great casting all around. 4 stars
9/02/02 AshFan Definitely funny, but Chris Farley and David Spade are MUCH funnier in Tommy Boy. 4 stars
3/22/02 NWO4LIFE Hilarious at times. A gulity pleasure. 4 stars
2/09/02 U S Marcia One continuous hoot. Farley shines. How he'll be missed! 5 stars
10/16/01 Andrew Carden I Loved This Movie, It Was Very Funny. 5 stars
8/07/01 Joe Zappa "Tommy Boy" and "Black Sheep" are equal. Only the script is just a tad messed up. 4 stars
6/11/01 Scruda Beagle Another easygoing fun and funny Farley-Spade movie. Too bad they didn't make any more 5 stars
6/01/01 BrainPan Remove yourself from this sector if you didn't enjoy the movie. 4 stars
3/19/01 Jake M I don't get why Tommy Boy is any better? This is equally as funny. "ahhh snakes!" 5 stars
3/11/01 Destruction Worker FAT MAN ROLLS DOWN HILL FOR 10 MINUTES! THERE'S COMEDY FOR YA! 5 stars
2/17/01 Jake quite amusing. Busey was terrific! 4 stars
2/09/01 jack meoff it kicked ass 5 stars
1/16/01 Sklorsh Had some very funny moments. A notch below Tommy Boy 4 stars
6/12/00 Bender How 'bout I start a small fire in your momma's panties? gulity pleasure. 4 stars
9/11/99 Jason Kinsey kinda funny but it was a "Tommy Boy" knock-off 3 stars
1/15/99 ACME-TNT This is funny! OH MY GOD YOU BROKE MY NOSE THERES SO MUCH BLOOD!....ketchup packet!! hehehe 4 stars
9/09/98 Johny Tommy Boy was better, but hey....I laughed. 3 stars
8/24/98 The Capital City Goofball No Tommy Boy but close. 3 stars
8/23/98 {{{OZ}}} For a Farley film, this was pretty damn funny. 4 stars
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  02-Feb-1996 (PG-13)
  DVD: 16-Jul-2002



Directed by
  Penelope Spheeris

Written by
  Fred Wolf

  Chris Farley
  David Spade
  Tim Matheson
  Christine Ebersole
  Gary Busey
  Grant Heslov

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