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Envy Reviews

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Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
January 17, 2016
Although the plot is thin, there are elements that are funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
It's a long, long time between chuckles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Rogers
September 25, 2010
Charlie Kaufman possibly could have uncovered this story's true smugness. Instead, Jack Black and Ben Stiller exaggerate what works about their styles to the point of annoyance in a can't-miss misfire akin to John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd's "Neighbors."
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Here's my pitch for a product: A spray that causes really bad movies to vaporize into air.
Neil Smith
August 11, 2008
Barry Levinson's career slump continues apace with a wannabe black comedy that's neither dark nor funny.
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 5, 2007
With so many dubious elements at play, even the half-good ideas get lost in the shuffle.
Top Critic
Anthony Breznican
Associated Press
March 5, 2007
Envy crawls to its finish through a minefield of poor taste and comedic misfires.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 5, 2006
...certainly not the flat-out disaster it's been made out to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bill Clark
June 20, 2005
I don't think any critic could have predicted a turkey like this based on the immense level of talent that is involved here.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Brian Juergens
Freeze Dried Movies
April 1, 2005
A primary plot device involves the literal beating of a dead horse -- would they just like to write the reviews for us?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
October 19, 2004
It is in fact consistently adequate and, in places, achieves nothing short of above-averageness.
| Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
September 11, 2004
Not quite as good as it should have been, despite spirited performances from Black and Stiller and Christopher Walken on top crazy bonkers mental form.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jo Berry
Empire Magazine
September 11, 2004
Featuring two of America's most successful comic actors, you'd think it'd be hilarious. Think again.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 7, 2004
The differing styles of the two comedians never meld, but the script is so flabby even an industrial crane couldn't lift it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
August 8, 2004
Too broadly played and not at all funny enough, in spite of the milking of a high concept.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 20, 2004
Levinson nunca foi um bom diretor de comédias (Bom Dia, Vietnã deve seu sucesso a Robin Williams), mas aqui ele definitivamente atinge o fundo do poço.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
June 5, 2004
I don't envy anyone who has to answer for this bomb.
Susan Granger
May 20, 2004
Obviously attempting to poach on the Farrelly Brothers territory, director Barry Levinson pushes Steve Adams' feeble screenplay over the top.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 11, 2004
Pinched, airless -- and so far away from any recognizable human behavior patterns it feels like a movie made by (and for) aliens who watched too many Seinfeld reruns.
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Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
May 10, 2004
Envy is nothing to be jealous about.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
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