• R, 1 hr. 36 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    James B. Rogers
    In Theaters:
    Mar 23, 2001 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 21, 2001
  • 20th Century Fox

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Say It Isn't So Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The movie doesn't understand that embarrassment comes in a sudden painful flush of realization; drag it out, and it's not embarrassment anymore, but public humiliation, which is a different condition, and not funny.

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

March 23, 2001
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Say It Isn't So is the kind of movie that makes Dumb & Dumber and Kingpin, a couple of early Farrelly Brothers movies I was not fond of, seem like comedic triumphs.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1/4

March 23, 2001
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Audiences who have been wondering when we were going to get a great comedy about incest can keep wondering.

| Original Score: 2/5

March 22, 2001
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

A mediocre comedy about incest.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

December 28, 2010
Ted Murphy
Baseline.Hollywood.com

Say It Isn't So limps along on the limited charms of its leads ... and the expectation that something truly mind-boggling and funny will occur.

Full Review Source: Baseline.Hollywood.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 2, 2001
Larry Carroll
Countingdown.com

...desperate, forced, as if the filmmakers are just trying to up the ante in how low they're willing to go.

Full Review Source: Countingdown.com | Original Score: C

April 16, 2002
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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A one-joke short padded with lame misunderstandings, malevolent subterfuge and absurd coincidences that annoy rather than amuse.

March 20, 2001
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

This consistently unfunny movie made me feel like I'd lost the will to laugh.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press

March 22, 2001
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

Tastelessness is one thing; we've learned to deal with it and even enjoy it at times. Unfunny tastelessness is what's unforgiveable.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: C-

April 2, 2001
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

What we have here is a wannabe-outrageous comedy that flirts with the last taboo but then retreats.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 1/5

August 18, 2007
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The Farrelly brothers, Bobby and Peter, are beginning to make the same mistake that the Zucker brothers (Jerry and David, along with Jim Abrahams) made, which was to split up and take increasingly less responsibility for their films.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2/4

May 26, 2006
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

A sad, pathetic procession of jokes.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 1.5/5

March 21, 2001
Wally Hammond
Time Out
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Poor timing and muffed set pieces are compounded by implausibility and inconsequence.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

The trash heap of "There's Something About Mary" ripoffs grows a little higher.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4

June 20, 2002
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly

No topic is too sacred for the ferocious Farrellys.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

March 20, 2001
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire

Most of the jokes here are such duds that you can see the actors stretching for the laugh.

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

March 21, 2001
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com

If this film was coated in crap, dragged through the Hudson river and then wrapped in the resume of Freddie Prinze Jr., it couldn't possibly stink any worse.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 1/4

March 22, 2001
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

A one-joke, one-note turkey that works over Sam Shepard's Fool for Love as a mistaken identity farce hammered into the Mary blueprint, but without any of its invention, energy or heart.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: D

March 23, 2001

Si piensan entrar a ver esta oda a la estulticia, deberán dejar su cerebro en la entrada.

Full Review Source: Moviola | Original Score: 1/4

May 11, 2001
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

If Say It Isn't So isn't enough to kill the gross-out comedy trend, nothing is.

| Original Score: 3/10

August 12, 2001
Robert Koehler
Variety
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Ebert & Roeper
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March 29, 2001

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002

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