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The Cable Guy Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 26, 2016
...a sporadically engaging yet often misguided thriller that passes the time well enough, admittedly, but accomplishes little else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
A twisted comedy about TV addiction. Teens OK.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 8, 2010
One of the most underrated comedies of all time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 14, 2009
The writer and director can't keep pace with the dark places Carrey takes the script.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
August 20, 2009
The Cable Guy is certainly a cautionary tale, but not about the dangers of TV.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
July 28, 2009
It's a fairly interesting effort -- much more ambitious than most Carrey vehicles.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
July 27, 2009
Aiming, perhaps, for a neat double helix of black humor and prankishness, they've ended up with a pretty ugly granny knot.
July 27, 2009
In all, about a third of the film (most of it contained in three extended sequences) is audaciously funny and genuinely disturbing. The rest will sorely test the devotion of Carrey's fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 27, 2009
As a follow up to hits Ace Ventura and The Mask, this black comedy curio bewildered Carrey's fans and failed at the box office. But its nervy sheen and strung-out comedy set pieces work well.
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Leonard Klady
March 26, 2009
While some of its antic set pieces are genuinely funny, this fuzzy-focus outing is hopelessly disconnected and ultimately unsatisfying.
May 2, 2008
an underrated flick
| Original Score: 3/4
Rob Gonsalves
February 3, 2008
Consistently funny (in an intensely uncomfortable way).
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Stiller's film ranks as an honourable failure.
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
June 2, 2006
A misunderstood and misdirected movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
The film brilliantly constructs awkward situations that neither character can find ways to get out of and deftly plays with the bizarre nature of human relationships. What makes two people click, and what happens when only one clicks?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
January 23, 2006
A hilarious black comedy that proved too dark and too smart for its star's fan base.
| Original Score: 8/10
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
The film maintains a dark edge throughout, even with its happy ending.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Michael Dequina
January 8, 2005
Plays as a '-from-hell' thriller with a few funny moments instead of a funny comedy with dark overtones.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
January 2, 2005
Sure comedy isn't pretty all the time, but in 'The Cable Guy,' comedy is actually ugly. (published 6-14-96)
Full Review| Original Score: D+
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 29, 2004
Not really successful, but too strange to quite dismiss.
| Original Score: 3/5
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