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The Three Stooges Reviews

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Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 4, 2013
Short, silly and charmingly harmless, it's likely only the Stooges aficionados will find a whole lot to love.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steven Neish
August 23, 2012
Better suited to a short-film than a feature length adventure (itself split into three separate episodes), the characters annoy far more than they ever manage to amuse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Arbeiter
April 16, 2012
If you are a Stooge purist who is offended by the very idea of a contemporary "revival" of the act, the movie won't change your mind.
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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
April 12, 2012
They're mere imitations. There's nothing beneath the surface similarities and programmed franticness.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Jason Zingale
April 13, 2012
[A] well-meaning but hopeless homage to Moe, Larry and Curly that even longtime Stooges fans won't find very funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
April 11, 2012
Neither honors the Stooges' legacy nor provides any justification for bringing them into the present day.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
April 13, 2012
An excuse for slapstick and hokey puns that were musty 60 years ago. Such antics are tolerable in tiny doses, but the movie's slight 92-minute running time is really pushing things.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 12, 2012
I didn't laugh much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
April 12, 2012
Is this funny? Soitenly not!
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
April 12, 2012
I spent a lot of "The Three Stooges" staring, not laughing. For me this was a stare-out-loud affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Andrew Schenker
Little White Lies
August 23, 2012
The quicker it's forgotten, the better.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
Phil Villarreal
OK! Magazine
April 15, 2012
I hope this is the start of a franchise, but not of feature-length sequels. Just three-minute-long shorts that play as prologues to real comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Paul Chambers
May 6, 2012
Excellent casting. Poor writing. Poor execution. That's the unfortunate truth about "The Three Stooges."
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 13, 2012
The movie provides its own answer as to why the original Stooges' earlier projects were confined to two-reelers and shorts. Sometimes Moe is less.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
April 12, 2012
The Three Stooges isn't very funny, but it is, like last year's far superior The Muppets, a sincere act of fandom on an epic scale.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Eric D. Snider
April 13, 2012
Any reasonable objections to the Farrellys' Three Stooges will not be on the grounds that it desecrates a revered comedy franchise, but on the grounds that it's not very funny.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
April 29, 2012
This film feels like a quality straight to DVD flick. 'The Three Stooges' is not as painful as I thought it would be.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Stephen Silver
April 12, 2012
A little of it goes a long way. There's a reason the Stooges always made short films.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Bill Gibron
April 13, 2012
Tthis is a strange combination of homage and hack-job that never rises above its otherwise obvious intentions
| Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
April 12, 2012
The Stooges themselves often had trouble sustaining their breezy brutality for 90 minutes, leaving the Farrellys out of ideas early on, resorting to fart jokes to nab laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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