A no-brainer that has become a low-brow classic, this 1980 comedy makes anarchy the rule of the day, unleashing the antics of Bill Murray, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, and Chevy Chase. Caddyshack is about the scheme of ... more »a vulgar land developer (Dangerfield) who wants to build condominiums on the site of a ritzy country club. Director Harold Ramis (who later reunited with Murray to make Groundhog Day) is content to let the comedy follow a variety of wacky detours, most notably Murray's maniacal war with a gopher that has been digging up the golf course. Dangerfield ultimately steals the show, firing off a battery of one-liners, insults, and tasteless gags. Caddyshack is the kind of movie some people have been known to watch several times a year, reciting every line of dialogue like the followers of a bizarre comedic ritual. --Jeff Shannon« less
Russ B. (Happyfeet) from BENSALEM, PA Reviewed on 10/18/2019...
My friend told me it was a funny golf movie. I'll give him that. It's not the funniest movie ever.
My girlfriend only laughed at the swimming pool scene.
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Michelle S. (Chelly10s) from W HOLLYWOOD, CA Reviewed on 12/3/2009...
I've seen bits and pieces of this movie ever since I was a kid, but I finally sat down and watched the whole thing and I was very impressed. Chevy Chase is hilarious and Bill Murray isn't far behind. This is classic comedy and I'm sorry I almost took it for granted. There is some nudity and adult situations, so I wouldn't call it a family movie, but it's a hilarious comedy everyone 17+ should see.
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Warner Bros. ought to be ashamed of themselves!
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Of all the great comedy and spoof films of the early 1980's "Caddyshack" is beyond a doubt one of the more memorable flicks of the period that will probably never die with time. I would give this movie 5, or even 6 stars if I could, but I can't do it with the DVD version. This film is so poorly presented that it's a disgrace this was released in its present condition. The lettering and colours are washed out, the film is littered with scratches, specks of dirt and blotches that haven't been cleaned up, and it lacks 5.1 Dolby Digital. I agree with those who say the VHS version is superior because it is. Warner needs to clean up the film presentation, enhance the sound and release it in anamorphic/letterbox format in order to do this real justice. I hope they do this year on its 20th anniversary."
One of the Funniest Comedies of All Time!
Sam Bethune | Lincoln, Nebraska USA | 01/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Y'know, I get rather disgusted when I read reviews of movies like Caddyshack which describe it as "no-brainer" and "low-brow" (see the Amazon.com review, for example). The fact is that many so-called critics really don't have a clue when it comes to comedy movies of this type. Disrespect and irreverence for the establishment has been a staple of comedy movies for years. Are the only good comedies the light-hearted drivel that the likes of Grant and Hepburn made in the 30's? Of course not!Caddyshack features fine performances from Bill Murray, Rodney Dangerfield, Chevy Chase, Ted Knight, and of course, the gopher. This motion picture is replete with sight gags and one-liners that to this day are repeated by afficianados of clever satire.You don't have to be a lowbrow to like this movie, and just because you think it's funny doesn't mean there's something wrong with you. Caddyshack and Animal House withstand the test of time as two of the funniest comedies ever made...and that stands for a lot! The next time you find someone who thinks you're a reprobate for liking this movie, get Carl the Greenskeeper to cut his hamstring...he'll never play golf again!"
Caddyshack = Comedy Classic.....But we need more extras!
Paul Theophall | Absecon, NJ United States | 04/22/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Hey, if you're reading this, you probably already know how hilarious Caddyshack is. I've gotta say I was disappointed when I purchased the 20th Anniversary DVD and it was the same thing as the 19th Anniversary VHS! I've never had the pleasure of seeing the TV version of this film, which from what I've read on other posts, has a lot of deleted footage. Why wasn't this footage included in the 20th DVD? In the trailer alone there's a bunch of scenes that aren't included in the film. How about including them? The bottom line is, while the film is great, we're starving for ALL the extra footage! I feel like I'm Spaulding and Warner Brothers is Judge Smails. "I want a hamburger, no...a cheeseburger, I want a hot dog, I want potato chips" -- "You'll get nothing and like it!" Give us more!"
5 STAR MOVIE. 1 STAR DVD...
Jim Fortune | New York | 08/18/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I AM NOT THE TYPE OF PERSON WHO GIVES A 1 STAR. BUT TO SEE THIS MOVIE IN PAN AND SCAN GOES AGAINST EVERY BONE IN MY BODY. I CONCUR WITH THE PREVIOUS APPAULED VIEWER ON THE DVD TRANSFER. NOBODY, I SAY NOBODY BRINGS OUT A DVD IN PAN AND SCAN AND NOT WIDESCREEN. A TOP NOTCH MOVIE, MIXED WITH A BAD TRANSFER. THAT IS WHY I GIVE THIS MOVIE 1 STAR NOT 5. THIS REVIEW DOES DEFINITLY NOT APPLY TO THE VHS WIDESCREEN EDITION. I DIDNT FORK OUT 1000'S OF DOLLARS TO BUY A WIDESCREEN TV FOR NOTHING!!! GET IT RIGHT NEXT TIME PLEASE. I sincerly apologise for the capitials."
GREAT MOVIE, AWFUL DVD TRANSFER!
ED BAXTER (RYDELLHS@AOL.COM) | QUEENS, NY USA | 06/26/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)
"IN ACTUALITY I WOULD GIVE THIS FILM A 5 STAR RATING AS A COMEDY. I HELD OUT FOR OVER A YEAR HOPING THAT WARNER BRO. WOULD PUT OUT A WIDESCREEN EDITION OF THE FILM. ANYWAY MY VHS COPY WAS SO WORN OUT AND OLD THAT I FIGURED AT WORST THE DVD WOULD AT LEAST LOOK SOMEWHAT BETTER. OH BOY!, WAS I WRONG. THIS DVD LOOKS LIKE GARBAGE! THE SOUND IS AVERAGE AT BEST, BUT THE PICTURE IS TERRIBLE. THE PRINT LOOKS SO WASHED OUT AT POINTS THAT I REALLY HAD TO WONDER IF ANY EFFORT HAD BEEN PUT INTO THE PRODUCTION OF THIS DVD. NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT THERE IS REALLY NO EXTRAS OTHER THAN A HORRIBLE LOOKING TRAILER. IF YOU ARE READING THIS AND STILL CONSIDERING GETTING THIS DVD JUST TO HAVE A COPY OF THE FILM, DON'T DO IT TO YOURSELF. NEXT YEAR YOU'VE GOT TO FIGURE THAT WARNER BROS. WILL PUT OUT A RESPECTABLE 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION. IN ANY EVENT STEER CLEAR OF THIS DISASTER, I WISH THAT I WOULD HAVE! JUST A REMINDER- THE MOVIE ITSELF IS AWSOME, IT'S JUST THIS DVD EDITION THAT IS AWFUL."