• R, 1 hr. 41 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Mark Helfrich
    In Theaters:
    Sep 21, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jan 15, 2008
  • Lionsgate Films

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Good Luck Chuck Reviews

Stephen Garrett
Time Out New York
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A cesspool of irrational plot points and flaccid punch lines.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 1/6

January 18, 2008
Mark Bourne
Film.com
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What isn't forgivable, though, is being boring, and Good Luck Chuck has all the engaging magnetism of an unflushed toilet.

Full Review Source: Film.com

January 15, 2008
Anna Smith
Time Out
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The script is so reliant on wish-fulfillment it forgets to add those important little touches: you know, wit, sincerity, characterisation, that kind of thing... A very cheap shot - and hardly anyone calls him 'Chuck'.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 1/5

November 9, 2007
Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
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Can we finally just admit that Dane Cook isn't funny?

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: F

September 26, 2007
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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This is an unoriginal, dull-witted, juvenile, crude, offensive, idiotic and pointless romantic comedy that makes no sense. None.

September 25, 2007
Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly
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Good Luck Chuck is so undistinguished that it feels like an extended screen test.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

September 25, 2007
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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If you're expecting something smart from Dane Cook, you're out of luck.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

September 22, 2007
Susan Walker
Toronto Star
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Good Luck Chuck looks like the unscreenable bits of bad movies best forgotten retrieved from the cutting-room floor.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 0.5/4

September 21, 2007
Ted Fry
Seattle Times
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It's all rather messy in lots of ways. Fortunately the appealing presence and physical comedy of Cook and Fogler fill a lot of holes that would otherwise just be dirty ditches.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

September 21, 2007
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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It's worth mentioning for the third time that this movie is much closer to Caligula than Sleepless in Seattle.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

September 21, 2007
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Good Luck Chuck has laugh-out-loud moments, many more if you've never outgrown giggling at somebody saying a naughty word.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

September 21, 2007
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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It's a sexed-up, dumbed-down Dr. T and the Women, with penguins to pacify women who've been railroaded into going to this movie by their loutish boyfriends.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 21, 2007
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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The main audience for Good Luck Chuck wants to confront one of the central cultural questions of our time: Will Jessica Alba take her top off?

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1/5

September 21, 2007
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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The sex jokes, all of them clammy and stale, are reminiscent not of Wedding Crashers but of an Eighth Avenue peep-show booth in 1979.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 0.5/4

September 21, 2007
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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There's still time, but for now, Fogler gets my vote for the worst performance of the year.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 21, 2007
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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First-time director Mark Helfrich brings a ham-fisted insistence on the obvious and a tendency to overstate raunchy humor until the raunch becomes a bore.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 21, 2007
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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A desperately unfunny mix of romantic and gross-out comedy.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 1/4

September 21, 2007
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Here is the dirty movie of the year, slimy and scummy, and among its casualties is poor Jessica Alba, who is a cutie and shouldn't have been let out to play with these boys.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1/4

September 21, 2007
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Some of the audience seemed to be having fun, but for me it was like a Farrelly brothers gross-out without the laughs.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

September 21, 2007
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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It's a good device either for science-fiction or romantic comedy. But since there's no intelligence to drive the jokes, the gimmick turns tiresome quick.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1/4

September 21, 2007
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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I'd like to be able to say they couldn't pay me to see this flick. Alas, it's apparent I can be bought, and pretty cheaply too.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 1/4

September 21, 2007
Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter
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Laughs are MIA in this month's comic raunchfest.

September 20, 2007
Brian Lowry
Variety
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A movie that simultaneously squanders its leads and its DVD extras.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 20, 2007
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Cook has a nice comic personality but zilch in the way of comic material. But then, it's not as if any of those teenage boys are going to care about that.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 20, 2007
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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There's an audience out there for this kind of thing, but if this is what passes for funny, what in the world of comedy doesn't qualify?

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D

September 20, 2007
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Does [Cook] want to lose the hip, smart 20- and 30-somethings his comedy routines are aimed for and become a sort of second-rate Adam Sandler attracting teenagers who giggle like Beavis and Butt-head at shots of naked women and disgusting jokes about sex?

Full Review Source: Washington Post

September 20, 2007
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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The film is some sort of humor-deprivation experiment.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1/4

September 20, 2007
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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The final screenplay is as devoid of real emotion as it is of real characters.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

September 20, 2007
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