Vegas Vacation
Vegas Vacation (1997)

This is the fourth in a series of movies that began with National Lampoon's Vacation in 1983 and feature the family headed by Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) going on wacky vacations. This time, the Griswolds visit Las Vegas. Clark… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: February 17, 1997
DVD Release Date: July 8, 1998
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Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Vacation franchise hits rock-bottom in this corny and tepid trip to sinfully laugh-free city.

Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

The subplots involving D'Angelo and Newton and Ethan Embry -- the Griswolds' son, who can't stop winning -- have their charms.

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Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times

There is nothing more memorable about Vegas Vacation than the flatness of the writing in Elisa Bell's script and the uninspired direction of first-timer Stephen Kessler.

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Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

Despite Chevy Chase's decent effort trying to revive the Griswold franchise, VEGAS VACATION is just a big disappointment. This one could have just premiered on TV, as it resembles that sort of mediocrity.

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Todd McCarthy

A tepid fourth entry in the popular 1980s series that is decidedly showing its age.

John Hartl

The first half hour in particular is clogged with wheezing routines that appear to have no punchlines.

Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Lame National Lampoon with usual innuendo, drinking.

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Bruce Walker
Washington Post

I'll lay you 3-to-1 odds that by the end of this flick even fans will be thinking that this wasn't a trip worth taking.

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James Berardinelli

Full of jokes that fall flat.

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Blake French

...the Griswolds bring down the house.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
While a slight improvement of "European Vacation," the (technically) fourth film in the "Vacation" franchise is extremely poor, while still… More
Alex roy
Follow-up to Christmas Vacation isn't as funny as I'd hope it would have been. The film is a decent enough comedy with quite a few laughs;… More
Chris Weber
The Griswolds are back, and this is easily their worst vacation yet. I don't think it's as awful as some do, but yeah, it is really dumb, tired, dull,… More
Aj V
The trilogy of Vacation movies from the 80s were sufficient to bring us the tales of the Griswold family's vacations, I don't know why they felt they… More
Phil Hubbs
Hmmm losing the appeal here, nice idea and nice touches here and there, Chase still makes me laugh as does Randy Quaid as 'Eddie' but the comedy is… More
Martin Sahlin
Definitely the best Peardad movie...But still...It only get you so far...