Corky Romano

Movie review by
Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Eighth rate, tired, unimaginative mob comedy.
  • PG-13
  • 2001
  • 86 minutes

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 2 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Violence

Comic violence.

Sex

Sexual references, bathroom humor.

Language

Strong language for PG-13.

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Cocaine joke.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that there's comic violence in this movie, including shooting (no one gets hurt) and a lot of fighting. Viewers hear of an offscreen crime in which the victim's genitals were torn off, and see the flies buzzing above a corpse (played for comedy). A character is tortured by having jumper cables attached to his nipples and then being shocked. A character accidentally inhales cocaine and is supposed to be comically intoxicated. There's some bathroom humor. The FBI has racially diverse agents working well together, but the female agent complains of not being treated equally. There are sexist and anti-gay comments and some very vulgar language.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent Written byethan5993 November 3, 2012

Trash

Horrible, Chris Kattan needs to be STOPPED!!!
Adult Written byForknose April 9, 2008

Disney and SNL?

Great movie. Chris Kattan first of all was great on SNL (he is one of the greats like Jimmy Fallon, Adam Sandler, Will Ferrel, Mike Myers, and Dana Carvey). It... Continue reading
Kid, 0 years old June 12, 2009

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Teen, 14 years old Written byDeclan1700 January 21, 2018

What's the story?

Chris Kattan plays Corky Romano, the outcast son of a crime family led by his father (Peter Falk) and brothers (Chris Penn and Peter Berg). Corky is the white sheep of a family of black sheep. He is a tender-hearted veterinarian who thinks his father is in the landscaping business. The FBI has the evidence they need on Pops, thanks to an informant. The family wants to destroy the evidence, so they decide to send someone undercover as an FBI agent. Since Corky is family, they trust him, and since he has had no connection with their operations, the FBI does not know him. They fix him up with a fake ID and a phony resume and send him into FBI headquarters as an agent.

Is it any good?

CORKY ROMANO is the same lame jokes over and over again. And then over and over again again. Corky messes up but somehow it appears that he is a brilliant and fearless agent. People keep calling him by the name the hacker who created his record gave him -- "Pissant," and Corky keeps trying to make them pronounce it as though it were French: "Piss AUNT." Corky knocks things over and gets beat up. Corky sings to cheesy 80's music. Corky wears funny outfits. One of Corky's brothers can't read and the other doesn't want anyone to know he's gay.

None of this is very funny the first time, and any humor it might have had is long gone before the movie is done recycling it. It will only appeal to giggly middle-schoolers who find the jokes enjoyably naughty. Let me put it this way. If you find it marvelously witty that the vetrinarian clinic is called "Poodles and Pussies" and that a snake crawls up Corky's pants and comes out his fly, then you'll love the rest of the movie.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the conflict between loyalty to the family and doing what is right. They might also want to talk about the way that many of the characters are hurt by not feeling loved and appreciated.

Movie details

For kids who love comedy

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