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PostHeaderIcon The Slammin Salmon Review

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The brutal former heavyweight boxing champion Cleon “Slammin’” Salmon (Duncan), now owner of a Miami restaurant, institutes a competition to see which waiter can earn the most money in one night: the winner stands to gain $10,000, while the loser will endure a beating at the hands of the champ.

The Slammin Salmon is brought to you by The Broken Lizard gang (Super Troopers and Beerfest) and although it is not as good as either of the 2 previously mentioned films it does stand on its own as being pretty funny. Like their other movies you can expect The Slammin Salmon to be a wild and raunchy comedy, so fans of those types of movies should be pleased. Some parts of the movie feel similar to the older comedy Waiting, but for the most part they put their own spin on the restaurant world. There were also a few scenes that were terribly cliched, but they still managed to put a slight spin on it to keep it from getting dull.

Michael Clarke Duncan steals the show as “The Champ” and I’ve never realized he could be that funny. On the flip side the female actresses weren’t too funny and only seemed to setup jokes for other characters. The Broken Lizard group was funny as usual, but Jay Chandrasekhar had the funniest parts of the group. As with these types of movies the plot wasn’t too important, but they did a good job with mixing in the jokes amongst the main plot and many character sub plots. Overall The Slammin Salmon is a very good raunchy comedy and should please most fans.

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My Rating: 8/10

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Originally posted 2010-03-26 08:57:31.

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PostHeaderIcon Crazy On The Outside Review

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A recently paroled ex-con who has trouble adjusting to the wacky normalcy of life outside of prison. He has spent the last three years behind bars after getting caught committing a crime and taking the rap for his much more dangerous pal.

Crazy On The Outside stars Tim Allen along with a decent cast of supporting actors who have shined at some point in their career such as Sigourney Weaver, Ray Liotta, J.K. Simmons, and Kelsey Grammer. Liking most of those actors may help with enjoying the film since the whole film is hit and miss. It is a very predictable and cliched story sprinkled with some originality. In fact just when I would enjoy a funny original scene, the next would make me realize the movie wasn’t going anywhere special. None of the characters really stood out in the film, but Sigourney Weaver had some funny moments being a pathological white liar.

The story and the way it progressed through the movie was the worst part. I won’t get into spoilers, but there are plenty of situations you have seen 100 times before and in a much better way. In fact halfway through I didn’t really care what happened with the characters since I already knew how it’d end and for the most part you will get the ending you expect. With all that said, Crazy On The Outside may be enjoyable for some people, but just don’t expect a funny unique comedy.

Crazy On The Outside

My Rating: 5/10

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Originally posted 2010-03-31 06:53:21.

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