There's Something About Mary Reviews

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
February 3, 2009
If the sight of a large chunk of a man's private parts caught in the teeth of a zipper is funny -- and I'm not saying it isn't -- then have I got a movie for you.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
February 3, 2009
This one is dumbest. And funniest, as if that matters even a little bit!
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February 3, 2009
Wrackingly funny.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
February 3, 2009
Crudely made, somewhat overlong and larded with plenty of things that don't work, pic stands as proof positive that a comedy can be far from perfect and still hit the bull's-eye if it delivers when it counts in its big scenes.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 3, 2009
Despite my earlier reservations about Bobby and Peter Farrelly, they're progressively winning me over, partly because they keep getting better.
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007
Remarkable for all the sick and politically incorrect sight gags it gets away with in its rule-breaking romp through the supposedly sacred laws of what makes people laugh, and what doesn't.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Crude, offensive, sexist -- and embarrassingly hilarious.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 25, 2003
You may also want to keep [a] washcloth handy, just to stifle those embarrassing aftershocks of laughter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
Sensational, sicko fun -- you won't believe your eyes -- and just the thing to shake up the creeping conservatism that is draining the vulgar life out of pop culture.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
A giddy symphony of rude and raucous low humor.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
There's Something About Mary may be many things, but dull and routine aren't among them.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
What a blessed relief is laughter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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John Hartl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
The final outcome seems hopelessly arbitrary.
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
There's 'something' about Mary, all right.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
A gut-busting blast of tasteless tomfoolery.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
January 1, 2000
There's plenty to enjoy in the performances.
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Peter Brunette
Film.com
January 1, 2000
This reprehensible and deeply unfunny film is obviously critic-proof.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
There's Something About Mary doesn't approach the witty anarchy of movies like Animal House, The Naked Gun, or Hairspray.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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David Denby
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
The trouble with the Farrelly brothers is that in order to get a laugh, they dump on everybody and everything.
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Robert Horton
Film.com
January 1, 2000
I laughed at this movie, but I also felt a little shell-shocked afterward.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
I haven't laughed this hard at any 1998 offering to-date.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Stand warned.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
The movie is a sick pleasure.
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Tom Keogh
Film.com
January 1, 2000
A guilty pleasure.