The Cable Guy Reviews

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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.
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
[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
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.
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.
September 7, 2011
The director, Ben Stiller, works with craftsmanly precision, but too much control can dampen madness.
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 28, 2009
It's a fairly interesting effort -- much more ambitious than most Carrey vehicles.
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.
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.
June 18, 2002
Much of it plays like a personal boob tube with Carrey trapped inside, determined to act his way out in a freak show of mugging. He's a disturbing mixture of psychopath and lonely soul. Here, as always, a little Carrey goes a long way.
April 12, 2002
Too often the movie ends up lost in the snow and static between two films fighting for the same bandwidth.
May 12, 2001
Carrey runs riot, and Stiller won't stop him.
February 14, 2001
A misguided attempt to extend [Carrey's] range by having him play someone who is demented and dangerous.
January 1, 2000
Stiller doesn't know where he wants the movie to go, and Broderick has nothing to do but look incredulous as Carrey wreaks havoc on his personal life.
January 1, 2000
Though this should have been an opportunity for Mr. Carrey to expand upon his runaway success and solidify long-term stardom, The Cable Guy instead offers the shocking sight of a volatile comic talent in free fall.
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