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By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

So-so '90s movie based on '70s SNL sketch has edgy humor.

Movie PG 1993 86 minutes
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It should have been funnier -- considering the talent involved -- but the jokes wear thin over time, and the characters are as restricted as the formulaic plot they're stuck inside. Not even Chris Farley was able to make this as funny as it should have been, and it wasn't for lack of trying. At the end of the day, it's hard to figure out why this movie was even made a full decade and a half after the popular sketch was first broadcast. What seemed like a somewhat edgy and silly sketch when originally presented comes across as sterile and safe when presented as a '90s movie.

With an all-star cast of SNL alums from the '70s, '80s, and '90s to help make this movie version of the popular Saturday Night Live sketch from the 1970s, it seemed a no-brainer that this would be a hilarious and successful comedy. The result, sadly, couldn't be further from the truth. What worked in the original sketches -- the silly alien behaviors, the voicings, the double entendres -- fall way short when extended into a feature-length movie. There simply isn't enough to the Coneheads as characters to make the jokes last over anything longer than a five-minute sketch.

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