Dinner for Schmucks Reviews

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Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered
November 9, 2013
Dinner For Schmucks seems promising at first but too many plot points feel forced and the humor is too dumb to enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 22, 2013
The actors have been placed in a story that is not inherently funny, and they do what they can to muscle it, through their not inconsiderable talents, into working. It doesn't, and you can see the sweat.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 23, 2012
Don't believe the misleading trailers. There's more to laugh at than they would have you believe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
November 5, 2011
The real schmucks are the people responsible for this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
The movie suffers by stifling the [Rudd's] natural comic ability and no one comes away from it fully satisfied.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 31, 2011
You know you're in trouble when the best thing in your movie is a bunch of dead rodents.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
January 16, 2011
Occasionally quite funny, and oddly relevant to the nature of our culture, but this dinner is a little underwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
January 7, 2011
A mediocre sitcom serving up a half-baked, TV dinner. Check please!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
December 28, 2010
While it has a few humorous moments, the characters are either so bizarre or so stereotyped and the tone so changeable, it's hard to like the movie as a whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Richard Knight
Knight at the Movies
November 3, 2010
Not quite the four star comedic meal it promises at the outset, Dinner for Schmucks makes for a tasty repast, nonetheless.
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 21, 2010
Should anyone ever be unfortunate enough to break bread with their characters in Dinner For Schmucks, you'd likely commit seppuku with your butter knife before the entrées had even been cleared from the table.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
October 19, 2010
There's a little more going on in it than you might expect from a summer comedy starring Steve Carell and Paul Rudd.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Martain
The Mercury
October 9, 2010
Dinner for Schmucks might start out as an exercise in laughing at idiots but it turns into something much more rewarding.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Croot
Flicks.co.nz
October 6, 2010
Provides a great showcase for Carell's brand of deadpan nuttiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
October 1, 2010
The film fails to hold together as the portrait of an unlikely friendship, and the individual moments of brilliance feel like skits in a disjointed whole.
Peter Galvin
sbs.com.au
September 30, 2010
Whenever Clement is on screen with Carell and Rudd Schmucks is rude and funny. The trouble is, the rest of the movie should be like that too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
September 30, 2010
It cost around $70 million, according to the Los Angeles Times, which is about $5 million per laugh if I'm generous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anders Wotzke
Moviedex
September 29, 2010
Dinner for Schmucks belongs to that mangy breed of American comedy that confuses situations that are genuinely funny for situations that are agonisingly awkward.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
September 29, 2010
When scene after scene falls flat, and the film seems a lot longer than it actually is, you know that this is a comedy that just isn't working.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
September 29, 2010
As the film hits the one-hour mark, it dawns on you this is not coming together as a cohesive comic experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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