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Karen Krizanovich
Radio Times
August 23, 2012
The Three Stooges is far more enjoyable than it perhaps ought to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
William Bibbiani
CraveOnline
August 22, 2012
If you don't like it, you can go 'nyuck' yourself.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Francesca Steele
Sky Movies
August 22, 2012
Surprisingly, sensibly restrained and rather touching. In relative terms, of course.
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
August 22, 2012
An extremely faithful reboot that delivers some huge laughs, thanks to a witty script, pacy direction, some inspired comic set-pieces and a trio of terrific performances from Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos and Will Sasso.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Carnevale
The List
August 22, 2012
Far from paying respectful homage to the memory of the original Stooges and potentially encouraging a new generation of viewers to revisit them, this lame comedy may leave them wondering what the fuss was all about in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
August 21, 2012
'The Three Stooges' is exactly the film it wants to be. Was it worth ten years of anyone's life? Probably not. Is it worth 88 minutes of yours? Absolutely.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James White
Empire Magazine
August 20, 2012
The mooted Stooges - Sean Penn, Jim Carrey, Benicio del Toro - dodged a bullet judging by this muddle of creaky slapstick and laugh-free plotting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Mottram
Total Film
August 6, 2012
There are only so many three-way nose-tweaks you can take, and the Farrellys' idea of splitting the film into three nominal episodes doesn't really solve the problem.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
August 4, 2012
Ultimately, "The Three Stooges: The Movie" isn't funny enough for a comedy, which is too bad, because the three stars really worked hard to nail their characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Simon Foster
Screen-Space
July 13, 2012
Perfectly-pitched performances by the three new Stooges...and a sweetly sentimental line in brotherly love ensures that a paper-thin plot is of no consequence at all when it comes to the laugh-to-running-time ratio.
Tom Clift
Moviedex
July 8, 2012
Three Stooges is a very stupid film. Then again, if you bought a ticket expecting anything different, then really, the only idiot is you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Liam Maguren
Flicks.co.nz
June 28, 2012
The physical comedy set pieces are performed with an impressive level of planning, timing and choreography
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 26, 2012
Anyone who has ever enjoyed so much as a guilty giggle from watching the cartoonish antics of The Three Stooges as they eye-poke, head-slap and gut-punch each other will get a major kick from this loving reboot...Good, clean, stupid fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 26, 2012
Without actually saying it, and certainly without needing to, the Farrellys present the Three Stooges as grown men with severe intellectual disorders, blissfully ignorant of their impairments.
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
June 26, 2012
Those with a penchant for consequence-free violence and olde-timey hijinks should be mighty amused. Basically, it's for dads and dads-at-heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
June 26, 2012
Every 8 - 10 year old, and adults with 8 - 10 year old funny bones, will guffaw and giggle at the dim wits with big hearts whose originators are part of showbiz royalty. The iconic threesome are resurrected in look and sound-alikes
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
June 3, 2012
For fans, the Farrelly bros. take fits the bill. By all means go see it and take an immature friend or a kid at heart.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
May 10, 2012
Not too heavy on the nyuks but a bit light on sustained yuks. As with the originals-devoid of character depth, social satire, or other subtext-there's not enough slap behind the schtick. Heartfelt humour-homage that ends up more like korny komic karaoke.
Paul Chambers
CNNRadio
May 6, 2012
Excellent casting. Poor writing. Poor execution. That's the unfortunate truth about "The Three Stooges."
Full Review | Original Score: C-
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 4, 2012
A subplot that lands Moe on 'Jersey Shore' will date faster than the Tojo references in 'The Yoke's on Me' (1944), and the use of Talking Heads and Allman Brothers music to score several bits of Stoogery is distracting and inexplicable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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