April 12, 2012
Critics Consensus: The Three Stooges Is Sometimes Funny, Sometimes Un-Soiten
This weekend at the multiplex, we've got two Howards and a Fine (the Farrelly Brothers' adaptation of "The Three Stooges"), a spooky rural dwelling ("The Cabin in the Woods," written by cult-favorite Joss Whedon), and an outer space prison riot ("Lockout," starring Guy Pearce). If anyone could update the Three Stooges' brand of violently stoopid slapstick for the 21st century, it would be the Farrelly Brothers. And while critics say they're helped immeasurably by the uncanny performances by Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos, and Will Sasso as Larry, Moe, and Curly, The Three Stooges is ultimately a not-bad comedy with some decent gags and a little too much filler.