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The Pest

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The Pest

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
performer:
Jeffrey Jones, John Leguizamo, Freddy Rodriguez
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a D+

Leave it to the irrepressible Leguizamo — the cross-dressing Chi Chi Rodriguez in To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar — to try to out-Carrey master Jim. But as a mile-a-minute scam artist on the run from Miami’s kilted Scottish Mob (who knew?) and a German headhunter (Jones, best remembered as the bedraggled principal from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), the agile satirist is weighted down by a script full of juvenile humor and hackneyed stereotypes of race, nationality, and sexual orientation. Repellent to theatergoers, The Pest proves just as bothersome on tape. D+

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