Veteran actor Leslie Nielsen perfected his devastatingly deadpan comic delivery in the supremely goofy Naked Gun films. Teaming up with humorist Henry Beard, he also collaborated on a parody of Harvey Penick's Little Red B... more »ook entitled Leslie Nielsen's Stupid Little Golf Book. And so while it would seem that Beard's writing and Nielsen's straight-faced delivery would combine beautifully on film, their Stupid Little Golf Video veers perilously close to having a title that is all too accurate. There are some promising sight gags and some potentially great slapstick moments, but the pace of the video is slow and the individual gags don't build on each other to achieve any sustained payoff. Nielsen engages in a series of bizarre parodies of golf instructions, from whacking (and splattering) a baked potato off his tee to showing how he can psyche out his opponent by turning his golf cart so sharply that his passenger flies out and rolls down a hill. Some of Nielsen's instructional monologues are quirkily funny, such as his mention of how he keeps his head still during his swing: "I imagine I have shampooed my head with a product containing nitroglycerin." But for every bright moment, there are lengthy interludes where nothing much happens, and Nielsen's priceless mock seriousness is ultimately wasted. --Robert J. McNamara« less
Dave Beedy | Prospect Heights, IL USA | 02/13/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I'm an avid golfer, and a big fan of Leslie Nielsen, and love silly humor. I thought this would be a classic. It's not. It's a low-budget loser, poorly written, poorly produced, and poorly acted. Take a pass."
Nielson's Golf Video: Stupid and funny.
Jon Webb | Orleans, Indiana United States | 08/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I thought Leslie Nielsen's Stupid Little Golf Video looked questionable when I first saw it. But, the truth is, this video turned out to be one of the funniest things I've ever seen or heard. When Nielsen played the "scratch golfer" it turned to be hilarious when he got behind the wheel of the golf cart. His instructions of what to do when you miss the golf ball entirely(It would be a practice shot) were really really funny. It just shows that you can be funny with stupid jokes and obviously a really low budget. I watched it and plan on buying it."
Micheal Hunt | 10/31/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"When I saw this video it was one of the few videos ever that I returned to Blockbuster without watching it all AND I am a big fan of golf & other Leslie Nielson stuff...Need I say more..."
I Still Love Leslie!
Dr. Joseph T. Page Jr. | Waldenbuch, Germany | 11/06/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I love golf and I love Leslie Nielsen. However, the writers for this one, with rare exception, seem not to love either. (I did not miss that Mr. Nielson himself was one of the writers...but he must have been practicing that great swing he has when the final script was prepared.) And Leslie, if you read this, I want you to know that I remember you as the Swamp Fox in the early days of Disney TV, love what you have done with your career, and "surely" wish you continued personal and professional success."
Its exactly as the title says
Micheal Hunt | Hellbourne | 06/24/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I didnt expect much out of this when I purchased it. I really only got it 'cause I like the campy humour of Nielson. This little 50 minute golf video filmed at that Canadian Castle hotel place is not the funniest thing i've ever seen before, but it had a few good laughs as Leslie teaches you how to be a bad golfer. He gives you bizzare tips on how to hit, dice, slice and how to beat those overconfident players. As well as some bizzare tips you will look funny at the screen from and think, "WTF?"
It's in 2.0, runs for 50 minutes also has a biogrphay of Nielsn on it and some other thing to read that I skipped.
IMO it should be a bonus feature on something else, but heck, for the price, it's ok on it's own for now I guess. It's ok, its not rip-roaring funny, but you should find a few laughs in it."