By Michael Sauter
Updated July 17, 1992 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Shakes the Clown

type
  • Movie

What could be more obnoxious than a movie starring Bobcat Goldthwait? How about one that he also wrote and directed? In his debut as an auteur wannabe, Goldthwait plays Shakes: an angry young clown who performs at kiddie parties, gets blotto with his clowning colleagues, and bashes sidewalk mimes to blow off steam. Presumably meant as a black comic ode to subcultural misfits, Shakes the Clown is a tasteless wallow that takes inordinate pleasure in urination, vomiting, and other such indelicacies. Briefly released in theaters last spring, it may attract a cult following on video. Let’s hope not. This is a movie only a sick bozo could love. D-

Shakes the Clown

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 87 minutes
director
  • Bob Goldthwait

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