Almost Heroes Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 24347

Average Rating: 1.9/4

# of Ratings: 29

Theatrical Release Date: 05/29/1998

Language: English

Genre: Adventure, Comedy

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Christopher Guest

Actors: Chris Farley, Matthew Perry, Eugene Levy, David Packer, Lisa Barbuscia, Bokeem Woodbine

Plot: Leslie is a pioneer who's ready to stake a claim out West. Of course, he needs a guide to get him there, but his choice is saddled with eccentricities. Will Leslie ever reach his destination, or will the journey itself be his just reward?

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/17/2019

Disposable and flat. Don't go into it expecting "Tommy Boy," or even "Black Sheep" for that matter.

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 09/15/2010

The energy of the cast sometimes makes this film mildly amusing, but it goes for the easy joke and mostly lowbrow humor, which comes across as juvenile.

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Unknown - wrote on 01/31/2010

I expected more from Christopher Guest, but you can't blame him for an unfunny script. Although, he didn't have to do the movie in the first place. Farley is at his worst (as he is when he's not on SNL) and Matthew Perry is just really annoying. There are only just a few jokes that actually merit a chuckle and the rest is completely unfunny. I stand by my words, when I say: "Chris Farley is not funny in a leading role in any movie". The only movie he was ever funny in was Adam Sandler's Billy Madison. This movie is unfunny, the two leads are definitely not funny and the whole thing sucks.

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Chris Farley's final movie

TheWolf - wrote on 08/04/2007

Farleys final movie... while it wasn't his best movie, his characters are always memorable. Matthew Perry was still on a kick from his career playing Chandler on the show Friends. The addition of Eugene Levy was a great choice.
Leslie Edwards (Matthew Perry) is the organizer of the alternate expedition, and seems the brightest of the bunch. At least until you realize that he thinks good choices for his team include Bartholomew Hunt (Chris Farley) as their wilderness-hardened guide with experience and Guy Fontenot (Eugene Levy) as the team's translator. Hunt is basically Farley playing himself, which is both hilariously funny and profoundly tragic at the same time, and Fontenot makes it clear that he doesn't know much about other languages. At first we give Edwards kudos for deselecting …

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