The subplots involving D'Angelo and Newton and Ethan Embry -- the Griswolds' son, who can't stop winning -- have their charms.
-Lisa AlspectorFull Review
A tepid fourth entry in the popular 1980s series that is decidedly showing its age.
-Todd McCarthyFull Review
To the legions who have returned as losers from the glitzy playgrounds of the Nevada desert can now be added the people responsible for Vegas Vacation.
-Lawrence Van GelderFull Review
I'll lay you 3-to-1 odds that by the end of this flick even fans will be thinking that this wasn't a trip worth taking.
-Bruce WalkerFull Review
There is nothing more memorable about Vegas Vacation than the flatness of the writing in Elisa Bell's script and the uninspired direction of first-timer Stephen Kessler.
-Jack MathewsFull Review
The first half hour in particular is clogged with wheezing routines that appear to have no punchlines.
Full of jokes that fall flat.
-James BerardinelliFull Review
The film's only life is provided by Randy Quaid, back as Ellen's redneck cousin.
Chase unrolls his tired collection of mugs and stumbles, while some truly funny performers - particularly Sid Caesar and the usually reliable Wallace Shawn - are wasted in do-nothing roles.
Why, if [Chevy] Chase is such a funny guy, does he make such unfunny movies?
-Mick LaSalleFull Review
Retracing overly traveled roads.
-Susan StarkFull Review
Despite Chevy Chase's decent effort trying to revive the Griswold franchise, VEGAS VACATION is just a big disappointment. This one could have just premiered on TV, as it resembles that sort of mediocrity.
-Austin KennedyFull Review
Lame National Lampoon with usual innuendo, drinking.
-Renee SchonfeldFull Review
...the Griswolds bring down the house.
-Blake FrenchFull Review
It's a bad sign when National Lampoon wants its name out of the title.
The fourth and weakest trip with the hapless Griswolds.
A high colonic for the brain.
It's simply so lacking in attempts at humor that Chase might have had a better chance at coming up with a winner playing a slot machine.
-Scott RenshawFull Review
It's not really awful - it's just dull.
The central idea of the series -- even normal families aren't normal -- apparently isn't completely exhausted yet. I'm surprised at how much I liked this film.
-Mike McGranaghanFull Review
So far from funny it's actually painful to sit through.
-Pat KramerFull Review
There should be a self-help group where insecure people make themselves feel better by constantly repeating: "He's Chevy Chase and I'm not."
-Mark BazerFull Review
This is not the sort of comedy that asks much of a viewer, and it's not as if you have to engage your brain.