This just in...The Onion invades DVD! Based on the wildly popular newspaper hailed by The New Yorker as ‚??the funniest publication in the United States,‚?Ě The Onion Movie brings you uncensored, uninhibited, UNRATED news ... more »and views from around the world. In a stunning development, when Onion News anchorman Norm Archer (Len Cariou) is asked to compromise his journalistic integrity to please a new corporate sponsor, he doesn‚??t just get mad, he gets...angry. Taking aim at pop stars, prisoners, peace talks and, of course, high-testosterone action films, The Onion Movie delivers hard-hitting headlines‚?"and side-splitting laughs!« less
Really Crude Raw Onion humor if you like that kind of thing!
James S. from SHARON, PA Reviewed on 9/7/2010...
I clicked on knock around guys and i get the onion movie? But the onion movie is definitely a funny ass movie. It does get a lil old tho after watching it 3 or more times.
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WADE T. (bookbear) from TEMPLE, TX Reviewed on 1/30/2010...
This movie is a gas. It's a bit slow in places and a few of the jokes fall flat, but we all laughed our way through it.
4 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.
Sandra S. (ratracesandra) from CUMMING, GA Reviewed on 5/22/2009...
What can I say, it's the Onion. Some will enjoy it for what it is, and some will not. "Raw and Uncut" is just that...
2 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.
Damian M. (ratchet) Reviewed on 3/11/2009...
A VERY "Kentucky Fried Movie"-esque movie. Sean Conroy was in this along with at least one other local UCB alumn. Also, apparently Gauge, but I do not remember her. Kinda flat all around. Worn out jokes that arent that funny to start with. Not worth it, besmirches the great Onion name.
3 of 5 member(s) found this review helpful.
Quin S. from FARMERSBURG, IA Reviewed on 7/11/2008...
If you've read The Onion paper or are a regular visitor to their website you will love this movie! Basically, the movie is 2 hours of Onion style news reports (and a few skits) with the plot, as described on the cover, very loosely woven in but pay attention! It's all pulled together, plot and reports, at the end and if you miss a report it might not make as much sense to you. By the way- when they say 'raw and uncut' they mean it. Don't watch it with your kindergartner or anyone who is easily offended because NOTHING is sacred and the satiric Onion is, as always, an equal opportunity skewer.
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Area Man Disappointed
Sam Clemens | San Diego, CA | 06/04/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"As a more thorough review has already been posted here, I'll keep it brief when I say that I was fully disappointed by this film. I'm a huge fan of the Onion newspaper and the Onion online, especially when I rushed out to rent this movie the first day it was available (good thing I didn't buy it). The trailer that has been circulating the internet for some time is hilarious, but captures the only good scenes from the entire feature. Most segments are long, redundant, and unfunny, and although they are tied together in the end, the movie is missing the charm that I have come to expect from the Onion's caliber of work. Overall, rent this DVD if you have to, but it's something that should remain on the shelves."
Stereotypes; Where Would We Be Without Them?
AMP | Somewhere on Earth | 06/29/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Good Things *A great, varied assortment of comedic sketches that makes fun of many different aspects of modern-day society, culture, and politics. Topics include such issues as terrorism, sexuality in pop music, corporate greed, and so on. *A few good parodies (most prominently, Steven Segal parodying himself!). *Also a good number of original sketches. *A few funny pieces of self-parody (ie, the scenes where film critics gather around and rate the movie). *There is a very slight story arc that ties in many of the sktis together into a bizzare finale, and ultimately presents some major themes about journalistic ethics and corporate greed (although these themes are not very strongly developed).
The Bad Things *No characters to develop, no story to tell (but hey, it's sketch comedy, so who cares?).
The Questionable Things *A fair amount of perversity. Expect a lot of swear words and a little bit of graphicness. Some may find it too crude, but I think it's just right. *Quite a bit of racey humor.
This eighty-minute collection of skits is probably the funniest thing I have seen in a while. The comedy is great, and presents enough satire to make it somewhat thoughtful. There is some sickness to some of it, but it's nowhere near as bad as some other comedies out there (like "Meet the Spartans" or the "Scary Movie" series). It may not be as funny as the Onion website, but I would say that this is comparable to "Saturday Night Live," "Robot Chicken," or Monty Python's "Meaning of Life."
The disc has okay video and sound quality. It has ten minutes of deleted scenes (which are really good) and outtakes."
Onion Movie-Kentucky Fried Movie for the new millenium
nihil | Chicago/NW Indiana, USA | 06/25/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is really really funny. It's not "the greatest thing ever made" but it's still pretty damned hilarious. It's a great parody. I rented it hoping it was exactly what it was: a variety of parodies with a plot mixed in. No, it's not the paper.........it's a movie based on the Onion style of viewing the world. If you have ever seen Kentucky Fried movie this will seem like an updated companion piece. You really need to go into watching this movie with these things in mind. It's just a good ride. The movie isn't high-brow humour that's meant to be the best in the world but you'll get a chuckle out of it. I've been waiting for this for a while since I saw a preview on another DVD I rented. I know all my friends who are ZAZ (Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker) fans will love this and I am going to buy it so we can all watch it."
This Is For Fans Of...
Kristofer J. Stamp | San Francisco, CA | 07/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"...Kentucky Fried Movie and Monty Python. A great movie, without a traditional plot line. It makes fun of popular culture in the way that will have you rolling in the ailes."
The Onion Movie
Jason C. Wilkerson | Green Bay, WI | 12/09/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A lot of people are familiar with The Onion News. The Onion News is a news service that parodies modern news right down to the Horoscopes. Spoofing modern news with spoof news filled with humor and scatological references, The Onion News has been offering a scathing satire on the modern news experience for years. In 2003, they opted to make a movie filled with the same satire of the modern world you'd find in the newspapers. Apparently, though, due to poor test screenings the movie was shelved and finally released on DVD in 2008 rather than theatrically. So how does it stack up?
The Onion Movie is mainly a group of skits, working as news stories, commercials, movie spots, etc. Behind the skits there's a working TV news report: The Onion News "The World's Greatest News Source". The Onion News has just been bought out by a global conglomerate who requires the news to plug their movies on the air. News anchor, Norm Archer, thinks this compromises the integrity of the news, and this leads to an interesting, and funny, confrontation at the end of the movie.
The Onion Movie is a really funny movie with a few unfortunate down spots. It does a fairly good job of mixing the politically incorrect (Little Known Racial Stereotypes, Terrorist Training Video, etc.), with satire of celebrities (Melissa Cherry, a Britney Spears knock off who sings songs like: "Take Me From Behind," and lyrics like, "So, let me give you some affection - just below your waist" which are apparently just about friendship because she's a virgin), and satire of society (News report: "The internet went down for three hours this morning, plunging the nation into productivity. The outage, which caused major work startages from New York to California, prevented an estimated 120 million American employees from messing around on the web at work"). Also, there are some funny cameos including a spoof commercial hosted by Michael Bolton for a children's charity organization, but the best is Steven Segal as the Cockpuncher.
While those skits work very well, and the majority of the rest do, some skits fall flat on their face. Skits like the Dean Martin Celebrity Roast spoof and the majority of a skit dealing with teenagers playing D&D are just not funny. Also the plot, while inherently harmless and flimsy, adds quite a few deadspots to the movie taking away from the fun of many of the skits.
The Onion Movie is definitely worth a watch though. While not as funny as I hoped it was funnier than I expected. Naturally, for those of you who know of The Onion, know to expect nudity and cursing, so this is not a movie to watch with your kids. Check it out, and hope you enjoy!