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Movie 43 (2013)

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4

Average Rating: 2.3/10
Reviews Counted: 76
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 73

A star-studded turkey, Movie 43 is loaded with gleefully offensive and often scatological gags, but it's largely bereft of laughs.

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Average Rating: 2.3/10
Critic Reviews: 19
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 17

A star-studded turkey, Movie 43 is loaded with gleefully offensive and often scatological gags, but it's largely bereft of laughs.

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From the twisted minds of producers Peter Farrelly (Hall Pass, Shallow Hal) and Charles Wessler (There's Something About Mary, Dumb & Dumber), comes Movie 43-- the outrageous new ensemble comedy starring some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Movie 43 is not for the easily-offended and contains jaw-dropping, sometimes shockingly disturbing, but always entertaining intertwined storylines you'll have to see to believe. (c) Official Site

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Jun 18, 2013

$8.8M

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All Critics (76) | Top Critics (19) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (73) | DVD (1)

Despite all the gross-out humor, the most offensive thing about this is the lazy filmmaking; every shot feels like a first take, and the haphazard editing precludes any comic timing.

February 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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It is utterly disgusting throughout.

February 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
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As a film critic, I've seen nearly 4,000 movies over the last fifteen years. Right now, I can't think of one worse than Movie 43.

February 4, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News
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How many directors does it take to screw in a star-studded piece of aggressive stupidity and call it a movie? An even dozen, and there is no punch line.

January 28, 2013 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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The line between gross-out humor that's inspired and the kind that's witless is fine indeed, and "Movie 43" obliterates it with poop and movie stars.

January 28, 2013 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe
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"Movie 43" is the "Citizen Kane" of awful.

January 26, 2013 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
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Here's a movie that's way, way, more interesting for the story behind it than for anything that actually happens on screen

December 12, 2013 Full Review Source: EntertainmentTell
EntertainmentTell

The greatest waste of A-list talent since Garry Marshall made his last film.

June 30, 2013 Full Review Source: Big Hollywood
Big Hollywood

It's got some clever sketches, though to really enjoy them, one must have the sense of humor of a 12-year-old boy. Fortunately, I do.

June 24, 2013 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

It feels like somebody strung together some of the worst SNL skits and called it a film.

June 21, 2013 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

a bad idea handled in a hackneyed manner.

June 9, 2013 Full Review Source: Film Racket
Film Racket

An execrable waste cooked up by a hell's kitchen of directors and writers. It's death-of-laughter by committee. Its title? Because it's like one of those many asteroids out there--a dismal chunk of rock hurtling through an empty void, without purpose.

May 6, 2013 Full Review Source: Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Being punched in the face was easier that watching this movie.

April 8, 2013 Full Review Source: Triple J
Triple J

To fully enjoy yourself from start to finish, it will help if you've got the sense of humor of a middle-school-aged sociopath... For the rest of you, I suggest eventually watching it on your phone.

March 9, 2013 Full Review Source: Movies.com
Movies.com

Absolutely disgusting, nauseating, misogynistic, racist, cruel, void of any common sense...

March 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

It's a full-scale disaster, a misfire of megalithic proportions that somehow managed to snare an A-list cast...The reviews have been so relentlessly acidic that it could acquire a so-bad-it's-fun mystique that turns it into a cult film.

February 15, 2013 Full Review Source: 3AW

The very fact that all gave so willingly of their time and talent to feature in such a grotesque spectacle is sort of endearing.

February 7, 2013 Full Review Source: Screen-Space
Screen-Space

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

February 6, 2013 Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz
Flicks.co.nz

It rather boggles the mind how so many micromanaging handlers allowed their A-list talent to participate in a production that looks funded from a frat-house's loose-couch-change collection.

February 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

If you're interested in seeing Oscar winners, Tony winners, and a bunch of genuinely talented people act out the raunchiest, most inappropriate material you're likely to see this year, Movie 43 fits the bill.

February 4, 2013 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Misconceived rag bag of potty-brained skits starring gullible big names including Kate Winslet, Richard Gere and Gerard Butler.

February 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Scotsman
Scotsman

The homeschooling segment is funny. The rest...not so much.

February 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Reno News and Review
Reno News and Review

It's tough to know how to begin addressing this swill of a so-called comedy.

February 2, 2013 Full Review Source: Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Audience Reviews for Movie 43

It's hard to believe that so many first-rate stars could be involved in such a distasteful compilation of bad taste stories, which are so exceedingly gross and offensive that only a very few are actually original and funny. (There are two versions available, both equally terrible).
June 21, 2014
blacksheepboy

Super Reviewer

Awful, not funny, awful and awful
February 13, 2014
solesoulsorrow

Super Reviewer

So I was pretty intrigued by how many bad reviews and great actors this film had, as well as the fact that I'd never heard about it. With good reason. It's really all over the place and so offensive that the true intrigue of it all is how they got these actors to do this in the first place. I mean, I did laugh in the first two skits: the Winslet/Jackman balls one and Home-schooled one. Even those were pretty out there and the rest... well it's watchable; just be prepared to face-palm your way into this movie.
January 16, 2014
Raajay

Super Reviewer

Ridiculous and uncomfortable with some laugh-out-loud moments. My favorite is the Robin speed-dating sketch.
January 5, 2014
aliceinpunderland

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    1. Nathan: Is she going to die?
    – Submitted by Adam P (9 months ago)
    1. Mikey: Oh my god, you're bleeding.
    – Submitted by Adam P (9 months ago)
    1. Vanessa: Will you poop on me?
    2. Jason: What?
    3. Vanessa: I want you to be my first.
    4. Jason: To poop on you?
    – Submitted by Adam P (9 months ago)
    1. Amy: Beezel pissed all over me!
    – Submitted by J * (14 months ago)
    1. Mikey: Holy shit, you're covered in blood!
    – Submitted by J * (14 months ago)
    1. Nathan: 911, my friend's bleeding out of her vagina!
    – Submitted by J * (14 months ago)
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