• PG-13, 1 hr. 54 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Jay Roach
    In Theaters:
    Jul 30, 2010 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jan 4, 2011
  • Paramount Studios


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Dinner for Schmucks Reviews

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Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered

Dinner For Schmucks seems promising at first but too many plot points feel forced and the humor is too dumb to enjoy.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 4/10

November 9, 2013
Will Leitch

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 Source: Deadspin | Original Score: D+

June 22, 2013
Jeff Beck

Don't believe the misleading trailers. There's more to laugh at than they would have you believe.

Full Review Source: Examiner.com | Original Score: 3/4

September 23, 2012
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

The real schmucks are the people responsible for this movie.

Full Review Source: Star-Democrat (Easton, MD) | Original Score: D+

November 5, 2011
Dave White

The movie suffers by stifling the [Rudd's] natural comic ability and no one comes away from it fully satisfied.

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 4, 2011
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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You know you're in trouble when the best thing in your movie is a bunch of dead rodents.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2/4

January 31, 2011
R. L. Shaffer

Occasionally quite funny, and oddly relevant to the nature of our culture, but this dinner is a little underwhelming.

Full Review Source: IGN DVD | Original Score: 7/10

January 16, 2011
Kam Williams

A mediocre sitcom serving up a half-baked, TV dinner. Check please!

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze | Original Score: 1/4

January 7, 2011
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

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 Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 5/10

December 28, 2010
Richard Knight
Knight at the Movies

Not quite the four star comedic meal it promises at the outset, Dinner for Schmucks makes for a tasty repast, nonetheless.

Full Review Source: Knight at the Movies

November 3, 2010
Simon Miraudo

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 Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 1.5/5

October 21, 2010
Rob Gonsalves

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 Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

October 19, 2010
Tim Martain
The Mercury

Dinner for Schmucks might start out as an exercise in laughing at idiots but it turns into something much more rewarding.

Full Review Source: The Mercury | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 9, 2010
James Croot

Provides a great showcase for Carell's brand of deadpan nuttiness.

Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz | Original Score: 3/5

October 6, 2010
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

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.

Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National

October 1, 2010
Peter Galvin

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 Source: sbs.com.au | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 30, 2010
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald

It cost around $70 million, according to the Los Angeles Times, which is about $5 million per laugh if I'm generous.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 2/5

September 30, 2010
Anders Wotzke

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 Source: Moviedex | Original Score: 1.5/5

September 29, 2010
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

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 Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 1/5

September 29, 2010
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

As the film hits the one-hour mark, it dawns on you this is not coming together as a cohesive comic experience.

Full Review Source: Herald Sun (Australia) | Original Score: 2/5

September 29, 2010
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