Dinner for Schmucks Reviews

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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
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
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.
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
Anthony Morris
The Vine
September 29, 2010
Rudd and Carell turn out to be a near-perfect double act, with Rudd's exasperated, manic nice guy act a perfect foil for Carell, who gives the kind of broad, nutty, idiot man-child performance we haven't seen from him since his Anchorman days.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Patrick Kolan
IGN Movies AU
September 28, 2010
Dinner for Schmucks, while not as instantly iconic and defined as [Jay Roach's] previous work, still delivers a lot of entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Erin Free
FILMINK (Australia)
September 27, 2010
Dinner For Schmucks is hilariously entertaining. Its pointed messages, meanwhile, make it even more meaningful.
Alex Zane
Sun Online
September 3, 2010
Ultimately, Dinner For Schmucks will leave you hungry for some bigger laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
September 2, 2010
While a touch lean on the laughs, there's just about enough humour to make it worth catching...
| Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
August 14, 2010
This isn't the summer's best comedy, but at this point in the season, when movies typically take a turn for the worse before better fare appears in the fall, it comes through with enough laughs to make it worth a look.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Stephen Silver
The Trend
August 10, 2010
a flawed, but very funny movie that gets less than it probably should out of an all-star comedic cast.
| Original Score: 3/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
August 9, 2010
its primary virtue is its sheer and relatively unpredictable ridiculousness
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
August 8, 2010
A Long, but Satisfying Dinner.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
August 8, 2010
Every time I think back to scenes from this movie, I just see Barry smiling at me. It's a sweet charm that I didn't expect from this movie and it totally works.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Tony Macklin
tonymacklin.net
August 7, 2010
Despite its shortcomings, at its best Dinner for Schmucks has moments of charm and amusement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 6, 2010
... once again demonstrate[s] Hollywood's ability to turn gold into bronze.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
August 4, 2010
Everything clicks in front of and behind the camera, making Schmucks good summertime movie entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
August 2, 2010
These aren't the kind of laughs that will add points to your IQ. You may actually lose a couple by the time it's all over. But that's OK, because the goofy Dinner for Schmucks doesn't require much brain strain to appreciate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
March 3, 2012
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Leah Rozen
TheWrap
January 24, 2012
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