Envy

Envy

7%
  • Envy
    2 minutes 18 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

Envy Reviews

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
Top Critic
March 5, 2007

With so many dubious elements at play, even the half-good ideas get lost in the shuffle.

Anthony Breznican
Associated Press
Top Critic
March 5, 2007

Envy crawls to its finish through a minefield of poor taste and comedic misfires.

J. Hoberman
Village Voice
Top Critic
May 4, 2004

Ultimately more amusing than hilarious, and sometimes less than that.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic
May 3, 2004

... one of the worst comedies I've ever seen.

Sara Gebhardt
Washington Post
Top Critic
April 30, 2004

For an alleged comedy with such star power, Envy reeks enough to wish there was a vaporizer that would make it magically disappear.

Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
Top Critic
April 30, 2004

One of those cinematic curiosities that almost always fade quickly.

Robert Koehler
Variety
Top Critic
April 30, 2004

Envy can't decide whether to be an eccentric black comedy or a middle-of-the-road diversion.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
Top Critic
April 30, 2004

Envy manages the not unimpressive feat of making just about everyone in it look they wish they were somewhere else.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
Top Critic
April 30, 2004

Wrenchingly unfunny.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic
April 30, 2004

The film is neither fish nor fowl nor some arresting new entity, but a lumpish coagulation of conflicting impulses and unrealized gestures.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic
April 30, 2004

One of the lamest comedies in recent memory.

Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
Top Critic
April 30, 2004

An embarrassingly unfunny black comedy.

| Original Score: 1.5/4
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
Top Critic
April 30, 2004

A mean-spirited black comedy saturated with dog-poo jokes and only intermittent yowls of mirth.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic
April 30, 2004

A labored misfire.

Full Review | Original Score: D+
Tom Long
Detroit News
Top Critic
April 30, 2004

Envy is not something you should feel for anyone who happens to see Envy. Pity, in truth, would be more appropriate.

| Original Score: D
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
Top Critic
April 30, 2004

Far too much of it is unfunny.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
April 30, 2004

The movie is funny, yes, but not really funny enough.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
Top Critic
April 30, 2004

A weirdly airless disaster.

Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
Top Critic
April 30, 2004

Envy is both doomed and destined to become a cult film.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Top Critic
April 30, 2004

A couple of moments amuse, but Envy doesn't really work as a comedy -- or as anything else for that matter.

| Original Score: D+
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic
April 30, 2004

A movie desperate for laughs.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Top Critic
April 29, 2004

Colorless and flat.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
Top Critic
April 29, 2004

Not even half-baked.

| Original Score: 1/4
Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic
April 29, 2004

A woeful little comedy that runs out of steam shortly after its opening sequence.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
Top Critic
April 29, 2004

An unusually static affair.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Gene Seymour
Newsday
Top Critic
April 29, 2004

Envy isn't a comedy so much as a welter of mugging, pratfalls and goofy attitudes struggling to coalesce into a comedy.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Stephen Holden
New York Times
Top Critic
April 29, 2004

Barry Levinson's attempt to match the Farrelly Brother in adolescent goofiness has its laughs, but it's really a movie that's afraid of itself.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic
April 29, 2004

The low-key picture gets by on the genial charisma of its cast, but it fails to rise to the occasion when it comes to building to a necessary comic pitch.

Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic
April 29, 2004

Everyone involved in Envy has done better work before. Envy isn't good for them or us.

Full Review | Original Score: D-
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic
April 29, 2004

A forced and flaccid affair.

| Original Score: 1.5/4
John Patterson
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic
April 29, 2004

What's frustrating about the half-cocked comedy that follows is that it contains so many inspired moments and offers plenty of laughs, yet suffers from the lack of a unifying directorial intelligence.

Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic
April 29, 2004

A shaggy dog-poop story that'll make you wish you could spray something at the screen to make it disappear.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic
April 29, 2004

Pure poo.

Full Review | Original Score: D+
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
April 28, 2004

I giggled, with a level of disbelief verging on awe, at the notion that people actually woke up each morning to shoot this movie thinking that they were engaged in an act of entertainment (or sanity).

Full Review | Original Score: D
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
Top Critic
April 28, 2004

Our primary companion on this trip is Ben Stiller's Tim Dingman, a character so annoying that I kept wishing he would be vapoorized.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4