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    90s Military Comedy For Kids Is Wrong On Every Level, Stream Without Netflix

    90s Military Comedy For Kids Is Wrong On Every Level, Stream Without Netflix

    Major Payne 1995

    As you would expect, a movie like Major Payne that glorifies being incredibly mean to children was not well-received by critics, resulting in an abysmal 29 percent critical score on Rotten Tomatoes. People like me, who grew up in the 90s watching movies on Comedy Central, see the film more favorably, which is why the audience score on the review aggregation site currently sits at a much more favorable 68 percent approval rating. Ironically enough, Roger Ebert sang his praises, and gave Major Payne a three-out-of-four star rating because of Wayan’s willingness to fully commit to the bit.

    I have to agree with Ebert’s assessment because over-the-top comedies like Major Payne fail to stick the landing if the lead actor isn’t all-in on the ridiculousness. Damon Wayans, as obnoxious as he is in this film, does exactly what he’s supposed to do, and never once stops chasing the humor that other comedic actors would shy away from.

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