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‘Jury Duty’ (PG-13)

By Hal Hinson
Washington Post Staff Writer
April 13, 1995

The title of the rancid new Pauly Shore comedy is "Jury Duty," and there is only one piece of consumer advice you need to know:

Get out of it!

A low-rent collection of gags featuring the unplugged stoner comic as the foreman of a hassled jury—played by Tia Carrere, Brian Doyle-Murray, Stanley Tucci, Richard Edson and others—"Jury Dury" belongs in that special category of bad that travels far beyond awfulness into genuine unpleasantness.

And I even like Pauly Shore.

A brief example: We first see Shore dressed in costume for his routine onstage at a male strip joint. His character's name is "The Milkman," and the bit ends with Shore smearing cottage cheese on his naked behind.

Then we discover that Shelley Winters is his mother.

I rest my case.

Jury Duty is rated R for language and weird situations.

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