The Cable Guy Reviews

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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
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.
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
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.
January 5, 2018
The film's heavy-handed message about the negative effect television has had on the national psyche doesn't help matters.
July 6, 2010
Jim Carrey shifts from simpleton to psycho in The Cable Guy, a grating and sinister comedy on the dangers of television.
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.
March 26, 2009
While some of its antic set pieces are genuinely funny, this fuzzy-focus outing is hopelessly disconnected and ultimately unsatisfying.
June 24, 2006
Stiller's film ranks as an honourable failure.
January 19, 2005
January 8, 2005
Plays as a '-from-hell' thriller with a few funny moments instead of a funny comedy with dark overtones.
January 2, 2005
Sure comedy isn't pretty all the time, but in 'The Cable Guy,' comedy is actually ugly. (published 6-14-96)
April 15, 2004
August 22, 2003
May 14, 2003
A $20 million paycheck for this?
October 25, 2002
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