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Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)

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10

Average Rating: 2.8/10
Reviews Counted: 119
Fresh: 12 | Rotten: 107

This lame prequel induces more groans than laughs. Rent the original instead.

3

Average Rating: 2.4/10
Critic Reviews: 33
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 32

This lame prequel induces more groans than laughs. Rent the original instead.

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Director Troy Miller follows up the little-seen Mr. Show movie Run Ronnie Run! with this prequel to Dumb and Dumber, the 1994 box-office smash that starred Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels and launched the careers of writer/directors Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly. For the follow-up, we're taken back to 1986 when Lloyd Christmas (Eric Christian Olsen) and Harry Dunne (Derek Richardson) first met while in high school. Dissatisfied with their being stuck in remedial classes, the dense duo sets out

PG-13,

Comedy

Brian Hartt, Robert Brenner

Jun 1, 2004

$26.1M

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All Critics (127) | Top Critics (35) | Fresh (12) | Rotten (107) | DVD (21)

... has a flat, deadly aura and it's not even gutsy enough to be sexy or potentially offensive.

June 23, 2003 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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I wouldn't want you to consider even renting this thing.

June 13, 2003
Washington Post
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To call it sophomoric would libel even the most pathetic, pimply underclassman.

June 13, 2003
Washington Post
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The movie should have been called The Dumbest, because it no doubt will emerge as this summer's most inane release.

June 13, 2003 Full Review Source: USA Today
USA Today
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Every bit as awkward as its title, 'Dumb And Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd' is missing not only Carrey and Daniels, but also the creative spark and anarchic spirit contributed by brothers Peter and Bobby Farrelly, who wrote and directed the original.

June 13, 2003 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
Toronto Star
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You can't say Dumb & Dumberer doesn't come with a built-in warning, right in its title. Heed it.

June 13, 2003
Seattle Times
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Not expected to be great, but still disappoints.

December 22, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

As a big fan of the original, I'd just as soon not acknowledge this film exists. My hunch is that stars Eric Christian Olsen and Derek Richardson feel similarly.

March 7, 2004 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

There are so many built-in jokes in the title of Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd that I don't even know where to begin.

January 5, 2004 Full Review Source: Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

This is one for the 'What were they thinking?' file.

January 3, 2004 Full Review

Its inclusion of Eugene Levy and the novelty of Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels impressions give this sequel an edge on its overrated predecessor.

September 9, 2003 | Comment (1)
Radio Free Entertainment

...just re-watch the original instead.

August 1, 2003 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Apesar de não ter pago para assistir a Debi e Lóide 2, tive vontade de pedir meu dinheiro de volta quando o filme chegou ao fim.

July 12, 2003 Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena
Cinema em Cena

A good dumb comedy really needs to be a helluva lot smarterer than this.

July 8, 2003 Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY
eye WEEKLY

Navrant. Aucune valeur au-delà de l'imitation plutôt réussie.

July 7, 2003 Full Review Source: Showbizz.net
Showbizz.net

As its title suggests, this movie was dumber than the first. Unfortunately in my own little hard to please world, it was just wasn't dumb enough.

July 3, 2003 Full Review
Broomfield Enterprise

...instead of chuckling or even smiling at what material is thrown at us, we stare off without so much as cracking a smile.

June 27, 2003 Full Review Source: Cinemaphile.org
Cinemaphile.org

It's the dumberest movie I've ever seen!

June 25, 2003 Full Review Source: Nitrate Online
Nitrate Online

If you like that kind of banal, rustic and sophomoric humor (and I have to admit, I kinda do), it might be worth a buck or two at a discount theater.

June 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Dumb and Dumberer's problems are many, but, first and foremost, it's a prequel.

June 24, 2003 Full Review

The easiest way to write a review of Dumb and Dumberer might be to say that it lives up to its title.

June 23, 2003 Full Review Source: Premiere Magazine
Premiere Magazine

Well, if nothing else, they got the name right. This is an immensely stupid movie.

June 20, 2003 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Completely worthless.

June 20, 2003 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

It is 82 minutes long.

June 19, 2003 Full Review Source: New Times | Comment (1)
New Times

Why, Lord, why?

June 17, 2003
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

Audience Reviews for Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd

Hopefully if Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels return as a duo for a sequel to be released (if it does) we'll be able to forget this awful tragedy of cinema.
January 3, 2012
Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

There's a fine line between dumb enough to make a hilarious movie, and so ridiculously dumb that it's hard to even let out a nervous laugh here and there. Though the original DUMB AND DUMBER was a good example of a former, this prequel is the perfect example of the latter. DUMB AND DUMBERER: WHEN HARRY MET LLOYD is more of an homage to DUMB AND DUMBER than anything. The form of "dumbness" isn't even similar to the original, there is no similar plot, and it looks like two truly-smart teenagers imitating the believable stupidity of Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. All in all? This isn't worth watching. For fans of the original DUMB AND DUMBER, you'll begin to miss the real Jim Carrey because of the awful impersonations you'll find here.
September 2, 2011
spielberg00

Super Reviewer

Prequel to Dumb & Dumber is an incredibly bad attempt at outdoing the original. Where to begin? The acting is terrible, the jokes are unoriginal, the script is terrible. This film one of the worst films that I have ever seen, and it doesn't deliver anything funny or amusing. The film instead of being funny is irritating with it's stupid attempt at "good" comedy which of course fails fails on all levels. If you're lucky you'll stay away from this film. If you're unlucky, you can warn fans of Dumb & Dumber how bad this prequel is. This film scrapes the bottom of the barrel and goes further still. All the actors here for exception of Luis Guzman suck. I'm actually surprised that Guzman acted in this. Dumb & DUmberer is actually a fairly great title for this film because it certainly is dumberer and makes the viewer feel dumberer for having watched it. Thnere's nothing great about this film, it's a dreadful train wreck of a movie that you wished you hadn't seen in the first place. The film is thebtype of movie that you wish could be unmade and whipped off the face of the earth. Dumb & Dumberer is nothing but a sorry piece of crap prequel thatjoins a few other films that filmmakers have tried to cash in on its far superior counterpart. Of course I'm refereing to films like Slap Shot 2, 3, Sandlot 2,3 and Caddyshack 2. All of these films failed to capture what made the originals so great. Now Dumb & Dumberer is among those sad, mediocre titles as one of the worst prequel/ sequel ever made.
June 4, 2011
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Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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