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New York Times:
A pleasantly loose-limbed sort of movie with some comic moments, most of them belonging to Mr. Dangerfield.
The first-time director, Harold Ramis, can't hold it together: the picture lurches from style to style (including some ill-placed whimsy with a gopher puppet) and collapses somewhere between sitcom and sketch farce.
Caddyshack never finds a consistent comic note of its own, but it plays host to all sorts of approaches from its stars, who sometimes hardly seem to be occupying the same movie.
If you're still at the age when farting and nose-picking seem funny, then Caddyshack should knock you dead.
This vaguely likable, too-tame comedy falls short of the mark.
Caddyshack, a derelict farce that lurches about in search of hilarious possibilities among the members and employes of a country club, is the latest misbegotten spawn of National Lampoon's Animal House.