Check your brain at the door, because it's time once again for a dim-witted visit to Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) and his happy-go-lucky family, who hit the Vegas strip for this vacation. (The kids who originally played th... more »e Griswold children have been replaced.) The Griswold exploits in the casinos are good for a few embarrassed chuckles, especially when Mrs. Griswold (Beverly D'Angelo) gets onstage with Wayne Newton for a truly mind-altering rendition of Minnie Ripperton's ear-piercing 1970s hit "Loving You." And because he scored so many low-brow points as the lame-brained cousin in the original National Lampoon's Vacation, Randy Quaid is back to cause a lot of trouble, while Chevy Chase is reduced to uninspired slapstick and endless puns involving the word damn. In other words, Vegas Vacation is the kind of comedy that can convince you that civilization is doomed. --Jeff Shannon« less
Leslie C. from NEWPORT NEWS, VA Reviewed on 3/15/2018...
I absolutely adore this movie. "Vegas Vacation" has a huge line-up of stars, casinos, action, comedy, great music, and a fun-tas-tic story line. The continuing antics of the Griswalds never disappoints. Seeing Wayne Newton slow-mo on a beautiful horse doesn't hurt the eyes either.
It's a picture you can watch over and over; and, I will. Thanks.
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Jennifer D. (jennicat) from ST AUGUSTINE, FL Reviewed on 4/2/2014...
Funny. I'm over them though.
'Vegas' has it's moments - good and bad
K. Stuckey | Port Huron, MI USA | 01/10/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"It is the same story, the Griswolds are off to wreak havoc on another city. This time Clark decides to take the whole family to Las Vegas so he and Ellen can renew their wedding vows for their anniversary. They manage to leave their unique Griswold touch on most Vegas institutions, like a Seigfried and Roy show, a Wayne Newton show and the Hoover Dam. Most of the comedic highlights in this movie come either when the ultimate white-trash, cousin Eddie is onscreen or when Clark is at the blackjack table.
My favorite part of this movie is Ethan Embry as the most dimwitted Russ to date. He buys a fake ID, becomes a high roller and wins 4 cars gambling. I would recommend renting this movie, but not buying it, the 'bonus' features are light."
Viva Vegas Vacation!
Mike King | Taunton, MA United States | 11/05/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the funniest movie in the Vacation series since the original. The Griswolds decide that their children are grown up enough for them to visit Sin City. Since they happen to be staying at the Mirage, they naturally go to see Siegfried and Roy's magic act. Of course, Clark (Chevy Chase) gets picked out of the audience to participate with an illusion on stage. They make him disappear until the end of the show, when he appears on stage with the white tigers. Later, they go to see Mr. Vegas - Wayne Newton - in concert. Of course, Clark's wife Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo) gets picked out of the audience to sing a duet with Wayne. Clark's son Rusty buys a fake I.D. from a Frank Sinatra soundalike, and becomes an underage high roller. Clark's daughter Audrey learns to become a go-go dancer, and along the way meets a couple of the guys from Beatlemania, who inform her that they've been together longer than the real Beatles! It's hard to believe that they didn't run into any Elvis impersonators in Vegas. Fortunately, the Griswolds do run into cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid) and his cuckoo clan who have moved to Nevada. Even Christie Brinkley is back for a brief cameo. If you're looking for some laughs, it's a safe bet you'll find them watching "Vegas Vacation!""
Another funny Griswold vacation...
Justin Long | Lorton, Virginia United States | 12/24/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo put together another hilarious Griswold family vacation. While Ellen (D'Angelo) is busy falling for Wayne Newton, Clark (Chase) continues to screw things up by gambling away all of their vacation money. Eddie (Randy Quaid) somehow manages to meet up with the Griswold's again, continuing to act like a neanderthal. Rusty becomes a high roller and Audrey gets a hangover. If you liked the previous Vacation movies, I recommend Vegas Vacation. Even though it was not as good as Christmas Vacation, it is worth adding to your collection."
Not as good as its predecessors, yet funny and entertaining.
D. Litton | Wilmington, NC | 04/12/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation remains the funniest of the entire series, Vegas Vacation has a lot of laughs that is sure to please its audiences. This time, Clark, Ellen, Rusty and Audrey are off to Las Vegas, where Clark plans on renewing his wedding vows to Ellen. However, the inevitable temptation to gamble becomes too much for Clark, and he begins to squander all of his money, delving into his savings. Meanwhile, his wife is being courted by Wayne Newton, his son is posing as a married man from Uma, and his daughter becomes a club dancer. And what would a vacation movie be without good ol' cousin Eddie, played by the hilarious Randy Quaid? This time, he's living in a mobile home on a former H-bomb test site, and he offers his help to Clark after he loses all of his money. While it is clear that some of the laughs are missed from th previous films, this one does not fail to please, giving more laughs than you would think and keeping the entertainment alive."
The best Vacation movie ever!
D. Litton | 03/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I thought Vegas Vacation was hilarious! It was alot better than the others. My friend and I saw it in the theaters and when we walked out right after the show we were saying we have got to go buy this movie when it hits on video it's awesome! Chevy Chase is funny. Yes, the acting is horrible but the movie is good. I give it 10 stars."