Caddyshack (1980)

An elite country club has to deal with a brash new member and a gopher intent on destroying their beloved golf course.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 25, 1980
DVD Release Date: September 26, 2006
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though unabashedly crude and juvenile, Caddyshack nevertheless scores with its classic slapstick, unforgettable characters, and endlessly quotable dialogue.

Joseph Gelmis

"Caddyshack" is an above average example of the over-inflated B-movie gag film genre because of its expert performances.

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Joe Pollack
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Brian Doyle-Murray (Bill's brother) teamed with Harold Ramls and Douglas Kenney as the authors, and Ramis directed. By now, all certainly should have outgrown their sophomoric tendencies but viewing the film makes one wonder.

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Mike Massie
Gone With The Twins

Still demonstrates an eye for superb comedic timing.

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Judy Stone
San Francisco Chronicle

Should have put the gopher to work on the script.

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Anupama Chopra
Hindustan Times

I love the madness in this film. It celebrates the triumph of the underdogs, the eccentrics and even the downright dangerous.

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Danielle Solzman
Solzy at the Movies

Harold Ramis' directorial debut may be messy at times but Caddyshack's zany moments are enough to overcome the faults.

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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

The humor in this film is very high-yield. I laughed and laughed, even when I probably shouldn't have.

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Michael Blowen
Boston Globe

Caddyshack represents everything that is wrong with contemporary film comedy.

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Sean Axmaker

Essentially Animal House on the links, it's neither as raucous nor as outrageous as that definitive college comedy but it has the same rebellious spirit and a great cast of comedy legends showing the young co-stars how it's done.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Apart from a generally effective slapstick humor and a few hilarious scenes (especially all those with Rodney Dangerfield), mostly everything else feels old and… More
KJ Proulx
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Kevin M. Williams
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Jens S.
Shocking considering all the talent involved, but this comedy from the early 80s is barely watchable for the first time today. Maybe you had to be there, but… More
Alice Shen
Kinda silly. Just okay. I was more invested in the realistic plot with the worldly cad and his ambitious caddy, played by suave Chevy Chase and earnest Michael… More
Jim Hunter
A caddy pursues one of his clients for a scholarship amidst the backdrop of several other colorful characters. As a series of sketches, this film is whimsical… More