The Cable Guy Reviews

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March 22, 2019
Sure, in the title role [Carrey] plays another in-your-face, over-the-top, wild and crazy guy. But for once he is not a lovable goof. He is a rather unsavory psychotic. And the movie itself is not pure farce: it is satire, with a disturbing edge.
March 11, 2019
The Cable Guy is a gutsy move on Carrey's part, suggesting a willingness to grow just where commercial good sense would say to stand pat.
March 11, 2019
While it makes a convincing case that too much television is ultimately brain-rotting, it does so with an unjustifiable smugness.
March 11, 2019
This is a darker film for Carrey, but he's still Jim Carrey. His shenanigans keep even the blackest moments goofy.
March 11, 2019
As a supposed summer blockbuster, this is a very eccentric film: The Cable Guy mocks its star as a pathetic jerk and comes close to telling its audience that we are, too.
March 11, 2019
Those who like enjoy seeing performers open up their ids in the name of comedy might get a kick out of Carrey's spooky malevolence. Others, however, enter at their own risk.
December 12, 2018
It barely matters that The Cable Guy fails [to satirize TV], because it is crammed with other pleasures, not least Carrey, who lets us glimpse the human being behind the sociopath.
December 12, 2018
Carrey's life-of-a-bad-party manner is a major hoot as he toys with Broderick over legal and illegal installations.
December 12, 2018
Whether Carrey's fans will like it or not, the film is easily his best crafted piece of work to date.
December 12, 2018
To watch Carrey leering with joy at the prospect of making respectable people guess dirty words, and Broderick trying to avoid the whole thing, is to enjoy their best comic synergy.
December 12, 2018
In the hands of a smart director like Stiller, Carrey pushes his acting career to a new level here. The question is whether the comic's less daring fans are willing to go there with him.
December 12, 2018
[The Cable Guy] is so repellent as to be almost literally unwatchable. This comedy isn't dark, it's extinguished. It isn't entertainment, it's pathology.
December 12, 2018
More than anything, The Cable Guy is simply uncomfortable. It's Ace Ventura as the evil bad guy.
December 12, 2018
That said, Carrey's wild-eyed performance as a lonely and disturbed cable TV installer occasionally verges on brilliance. But it's not acting, it's just inspired mugging.
December 12, 2018
Matthew Broderick is a perfect straight man for Carrey, bringing his quiet intelligence to what's basically a one-dimensional character.
December 12, 2018
For those with an appetite for Carrey and an admiration for Stiller, their zany collaboration will prove both funny and provocative.
December 12, 2018
Director Ben Stiller effectively lines up his targets and Carrey effortlessly hits them, and, though this suffers at times from dull patches, it's much better than you may have heard.
December 12, 2018
While not the truly incisive film it could have been, this cautionary tale proves that there's more to Carrey than stupidity with an inflated price tag.
December 12, 2018
This insipid comedy has all the zip of a trip down a playground slide lined with tar and broken glass.
February 27, 2018
In this uneasy and uneasy-making hybrid of comedy and psychological horror, Carrey is all aggression.
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