Jiminy Glick in La La Wood 2004

Critics score:
22 / 100

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Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press: Those who wouldn't know the difference between Corey Feldman and Corey Haim, and couldn't care less, will care even less than that about this movie. Read more

Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune: Wedding a fairly complex mystery with show-biz satire against the real-life festival backdrop requires more structure and maybe more scripted scenes. Read more

Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper: It didn't work. There's not a movie here. Read more

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Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times: How you feel about Short's alter ego will probably determine how you feel about Jiminy Glick in Lalawood, a giddy, gassy piece of lunatic fluff that recounts Jiminy's rise to fame. Read more

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly: In his curdled-butterball way, Jiminy Glick may be the most acidic showbiz send-up since Andy Kaufman's Tony Clifton. Read more

Philip Wuntch, Dallas Morning News: The film's humor generally falls flat, and its tone becomes self-congratulatory. Not that congratulations are in order. Read more

Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly: The sight of Short impersonating David Lynch, in portentous Rod Serling mode, is priceless. Read more

Gene Seymour, Newsday: There are only so many show-biz junkies in the known universe, and maybe they'll be the only ones who will find Jiminy Glick in La La Wood a font of endless giggles. Read more

Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger: Within 40 minutes, though, you may realize you've had about as much fun as you're going to -- and that the movie is barely halfway done. Read more

Jami Bernard, New York Daily News: What Short does not deserve -- and neither do we -- is a feature-length movie about Jiminy. Read more

Stephen Holden, New York Times: This frantic comic hodgepodge, built around Martin Short's Comedy Central character, tries desperately to flesh out a television sketch into a feature-length movie. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Martin Short himself is one of the funniest men alive, or can be, and has been. But Jiminy Glick needs definition if he's to work as a character. Read more

Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail: Short's fans should wait for the DVD, where they can skip to the good scenes, which amount to 24 minutes of ace material -- perhaps not coincidentally, the same length as an old SCTV episode. Read more

Peter Howell, Toronto Star: Glick is a one-note joke, and a flat note at that. Read more

Claudia Puig, USA Today: The improvised dialogue has a no-holds-barred quality that can hit or miss. But when it hits, it can be hysterical. Read more

Darren Reidy, Village Voice: [Has] all the narrative tug of a four-year-old's backyard adventure. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: Never was this funny a comedian in this horrible a movie. Read more