Dumb and Dumber (1994) - Rotten Tomatoes

Dumb and Dumber (1994)



Critic Consensus: A relentlessly stupid comedy elevated by its main actors: Jim Carrey goes bonkers and Jeff Daniels carries himself admirably in an against-type performance.

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Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels play the title roles (though viewers may find themselves debating which is which) in this genially low-brow comedy. Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) are two intellectually-challenged best friends who share an apartment so messy that gangsters aren't sure how to trash the place; the guys also have a certain problem (not difficult to understand) holding on to jobs. Lloyd is working as a limo driver in Rhode Island when he picks up a beautiful and wealthy woman named Mary Swanson (Lauren Holly) who is being taken to the airport. Lloyd immediately falls head over heels in love with Mary, and when she leaves a briefcase at the airport, he's determined to return it in hopes of impressing her. Lloyd isn't able to get aboard Mary's flight (though not for lack of trying). Harry has a van decorated to look like a dog (to promote his failing dog-grooming business), and the pair hop in the Poochmobile to find Mary in Aspen. What Lloyd and Harry don't know is that the briefcase is full of money, which Mary deliberately left at the airport as a ransom payment to save the life of her kidnapped husband. Incidentally, Lloyd's chipped front tooth happens to be real; while Jim Carrey had the injured tooth capped many years ago, he thought a broken smile would suit Lloyd's character and had the cap removed for the duration of filming. ~ Mark Deming, Rovimore
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly, Bennett Yellin
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 20, 1997
Warner Bros


Jim Carrey
as Lloyd Christmas
Jeff Daniels
as Harry Dunne
Lauren Holly
as Mary Swanson
Teri Garr
as Helen Swanson
Karen Duffy
as J.P. Shay
Mike Starr
as Joe Mentalino
Charles Rocket
as Nicholas Andre
Victoria Rowell
as Beth Jordan
Joe Baker
as Barnard
Cam Neely
as Sea Bass
Felton Perry
as Det. Dale
Harland Williams
as State Trooper
Rob Moran
as Bartender
Zen Gesner
as 1st Dale's Man
Lawrence David Kopp
as 2nd Dale's Man
Clint Allen
as Coroner
Connie Sawyer
as Elderly Lady
Lin Shaye
as Mrs. Nuegeboren
Mike Watkis
as Reporter
Diane Kinerk
as 1st Waitress
Lisa Stothard
as Bus Stop Beauty
Sean Sildea
as Sea Bass Friend
Charles Chun
as Flight Attendant
Helen Boll
as Swanson Maid
Fred Stoller
as Anxious Man at Phone
Hillary Matthews
as 2nd Waitress
Karen Ingram
as Nicholas' Girl
Jesse Borja
as Martial Artist
Vene Arcoraci
as Bikini Girl
Anna Aberg
as Bikini Girl
Samantha Carpel
as Bikini Girl
Elane Wood
as Bikini Girl
Denise Vienne
as Concierge
Nancy Farrelly
as Diner Gawker
Catalina Izasa
as Manicurist
Ken Duvall
as Mutt Cutts Boss
Cecile Krevoy
as Airport Bystander
George Bedard
as Peeing Man
The Bill Beauchene F...
as Peeing Man's Friend
Gary Sivertsen
as Aspen Police Officer
John Stroehman
as Preservation Partier
Terry Mullany
as Preservation Partier
Brad Blank
as Preservation Partier
Mark Miosky
as Preservation Partier
Mike Cavallo
as Preservation Partier
Tom Leasca
as Preservation Partier
Kevin Sheehan
as Preservation Partier
Kenny Griswald
as Preservation Partier
Brian Mone
as Preservation Partier
Brad Norton
as Preservation Partier
John Dale
as Preservation Partier
Mike Burke
as Preservation Partier
Kevin Constantine
as Preservation Partier
Chris Spain
as Preservation Partier
Paul Pelletier
as Preservation Partier
Mark Levine
as Preservation Partier
Mark Charpentier
as Preservation Partier
James Ahern
as Preservation Partier
Jim Blake
as Preservation Partier
Traci Adell
as Sexy Woman
Anita Rice
as Sweater Friend
Pam Nielson
as Sweater Friend
Nancy Barker
as Sweater Friend
Doug Caputo
as Sweater Friend
James Horrocks
as Sweater Friend
Rolf Brekke
as Sweater Friend
William Smith
as Preservation Partier
Brad Louder
as Sweater Friend
Bill Smith
as Preservation Partier
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Critic Reviews for Dumb and Dumber

All Critics (50) | Top Critics (12)

The plot, of course, is merely an excuse for an endless series of gags, and the percentage of them that score is fairly high.

Full Review… | November 12, 2014
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Dumb and Dumber, which features Carrey and Jeff Daniels as nitwits traveling cross-country, is a frayed string of gags posing as a movie. Carrey, though, does literal-minded doofdom with peerless enthusiasm.

Full Review… | April 28, 2008
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

The wholeheartedness of this descent into crude and rude humor is so good-natured and precise that it's hard not to partake in the guilty pleasures of the exercise.

Full Review… | April 28, 2008
Top Critic

This is a long way from the social comedy of Jerry Lewis. The characters here are ultimately turned into punching bags or punch-line dispensers.

Full Review… | April 28, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Given American cinema's current obsession with innocence and ignorance, at least this never romanticises its protagonists. They are genuinely, irredeemably, 100 per cent no-hopers.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A movie that fully lives up to its name, right down to an opening credit sequence rife with intentional misspellings and grammatical errors.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Dumb and Dumber

An unpretentious comedy that never loses its fun and is non-stop laughs from beginning to end even after many viewings, relying on the hysterical raunchy humor that the Farrellys can get away with so well and on two amazing performances by Carrey and Daniels at their best.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer


"Dumb and Dumber" is about as passable as a kid cheating on a test in grade school. You may think you have a shot going in, but miraculously you pull off a B+. That is exactly what this film is. It is a character experiment about dumb characters getting into even dumber situations and how they overcome those obstacles with IQ's of 0. "Dumb and Dumber" pushes the limits of comedy in my opinion, because I do not believe that prior to your first viewing of this film, you would have any sense of just how gut-splittingly funny it would be. This film is by no means up with the greats of comedies, but I just have so much fun watching these guys do their thing and it shines off the screen. All "Dumb and Dumber" is, is a showcase for these actors to improv the hell out of these characters and they do so with no shame. This film succeeds at exactly what it tries to do and I laughed all the way through, but no, its not that great of a film at it's core.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer


Dumb is a complete understatement, Dumber still doesn't cut the grade.

Scott Green

Super Reviewer

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