Yes Man Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
December 18, 2008
Yes Man is slight and only mildly entertaining, but it could be just the thing to set Carrey back on the right path.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Adam Tobias
Watertown Daily Times
December 19, 2008
I can't blame anyone for saying no to Yes Man or at least waiting until it makes its way to your local video store.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 18, 2008
Jim Carrey works the premise for all it's worth, but it doesn't allow him to bust loose and fly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
William Goss
Cinematical
December 17, 2009
A ready-made Christmas-time crowd-pleaser that pretty much plays it safe, even in its cruder moments, and will be in circulation on cable soon enough.
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
December 18, 2008
Is Yes Man an entertaining Jim Carrey vehicle? No sirree.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
August 30, 2009
Mr. Carrey's performance is a return to the rubber-faced roles that dominated multiplexes in the mid- to late '90s, and that's not necessarily a good thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Anders Wotzke
Moviedex
August 2, 2009
Yes Man is proof that reverse psychology works; No, it's not worth seeing because, no, it's not that funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
January 4, 2009
Don't expect much more out of this film than what you have seen in Liar, Liar.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Grierson
Screen International
December 16, 2008
Though not always successful, the movie does prove that Carrey could evolve into a believable romantic interest, but only if he finally abandons the rubber-faced shenanigans for good.
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
December 20, 2008
Another dog of a comedy, lame even in comparison to what Carrey's done in the past, and its tiresome premise doesn't do much to help the matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
December 22, 2008
I think this movie needs to be skipped.
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Ben Lyons
At the Movies
December 22, 2008
Contrived and silly to say the least.
Annette Basile
FILMINK (Australia)
January 2, 2009
Carrey doesn't always attract comic material as smart as he is. Yes Man comes close. But no cigar.
Michael Smith
Tulsa World
December 22, 2008
Falls squarely into the category of seen-Carrey-do-this-before, and it's surprising how few laughs there are on his character's path to self-improvement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Katey Rich
CinemaBlend.com
December 18, 2008
Great concept, but no one has any idea what to do with it once they've gotten there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
December 17, 2008
That stink emanating from the vicinity of Yes Man is desperation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
December 19, 2008
The real question could well be why does Jim Carrey say Yes to these stupid films that do nothing to showcase his considerable talent. The main problem with Yes Man is not the basic concept, but the fact that the story is not grounded in reality
David Stratton
The Australian
January 8, 2009
Numbingly predictable and not as filled with action as the misleading poster suggests.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine
December 16, 2008
The saving grace that it's actually watchable and funny at times doesn't make its premise any less ridiculous or its execution less formulaic, it just means it's not a complete waste of time
Full Review | Original Score: 47/100
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
January 2, 2009
No, man.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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