Late lamented comic genius at top of his form
Robyn Jamil-Walid | Tarragon Springs, IN | 09/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Chris Farley was a comic genius, and this film amply shows why and why he is sorely missed. As the brother of a gubernatorial candidate, he tries to help his brother's campaign, but most every attempt backfires. Sent off to the backwoods to keep him out of the way, his misadventures continue. There he pairs up with another character played by David Spade, and the two make a swell comic duo. They meet up with a carload reminiscent of DELIVERANCE. Their cabin plummets down a landslide after the balance of a balanced rock is upset in a most unlikely way. And they meet up with a crazed survivalist-type neighbor played by Gary Busey. Some of these events will all play out to make for the final resolution when they finally return to civilization. On that return, the movie's peak of zaniness is reached in an episode involving a car with a nitrous oxide booster. This underrated movie is a must for all fans of the farcical comedy genre, and a bittersweet tribute to one who shone briefly but brightly therein."
"Raving psycho! Butchered 400 chickens and screwed a beagle"
Matt | NJ | 04/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Black Sheep picks up right where Tommy Boy left off with the amazing comic pairing of Chris Farley and David Spade. This is another of the better movies to come from the cast of Saturday Night Live. I really miss seeing Farley and Spade together on film...
Most people I know place this movie second to Tommy Boy, which makes some sense, I suppose, but it has just as many laughs. The scenes with Farley and Spade together in the log cabin are priceless and hilarious."
A dismal follow-up
Erik Bateson | California | 03/24/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"While "Tommy Boy" was no masterpiece, it had many funny moments. This film is terrible from start to finish. The writing is bad, the acting is bad; everyone only seems to be there for a paycheck. I get the feeling that Chris Farely was depressed, on drugs, and only doing this for money. There were fat jokes in "Tommy Boy," but here, they're in every scene, and I felt bad for Chris Farley being the butt of the joke again and again. Perhaps a few weight jokes are tolerable, but after the 38th time, it just becomes boring and kind of depressing. If you want to see this film, don't. Skip it and watch "Tommy Boy" again. Thank you for taking the time to read my review and feel free to leave me a helpful/not helpul feedback."
Don't compair it to Tommy Boy!
David Rogers | 05/14/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The reason there are so many bad reviews of this movie is because when people heard that Chris Farley (RIP) and David Spade were making another movie together, they were expecting the comic genius that was Tommy Boy. This is not Tommy Boy! You can't expect Chris and David to do the same thing in every movie or it will very soon become routine. Chris's Mike Donelly character is a little less dimwitted than his Tommy Boy character and David's Steve Dobbs character is a little more dimwitted than his Richard character. But, I will say this, Farley and Spade proove once again that they are the best comedy team since the Three Stooges. Sure this movie has it's flaws, but it's worth a look."