Dinner for Schmucks Reviews

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November 29, 2020
The majority of comedy comes from Carell, who singlehandedly serves up a combination of slapstick, contorted facial expressions, immaturity, and introverted conversations.
September 6, 2020
One of summer 2010's most satisfying comedies.
June 7, 2019
It follows a familiar plotline with familiar twists, and while Carell and the gang valiantly try to transcend the material, even they can only go so far.
May 9, 2019
When it comes to comedy, there's a fine line between making the audience laugh and just making people uncomfortable. Unfortunately, I felt more of the later in Dinner for Schmucks.
January 11, 2018
It's clear that Dinner for Schmucks is going for a Meet the Parents-style typhoon of misery, but the series of misfortunes that befall Tim are more mean than funny and too contrived to be outrageous.
November 9, 2013
Dinner For Schmucks seems promising at first but too many plot points feel forced and the humor is too dumb to enjoy.
June 22, 2013
The actors have been placed in a story that is not inherently funny, and they do what they can to muscle it, through their not inconsiderable talents, into working. It doesn't, and you can see the sweat.
September 23, 2012
Don't believe the misleading trailers. There's more to laugh at than they would have you believe.
November 5, 2011
The real schmucks are the people responsible for this movie.
April 4, 2011
The movie suffers by stifling the [Rudd's] natural comic ability and no one comes away from it fully satisfied.
January 31, 2011
You know you're in trouble when the best thing in your movie is a bunch of dead rodents.
January 16, 2011
Occasionally quite funny, and oddly relevant to the nature of our culture, but this dinner is a little underwhelming.
January 7, 2011
A mediocre sitcom serving up a half-baked, TV dinner. Check please!
December 28, 2010
While it has a few humorous moments, the characters are either so bizarre or so stereotyped and the tone so changeable, it's hard to like the movie as a whole.
November 3, 2010
Not quite the four star comedic meal it promises at the outset, Dinner for Schmucks makes for a tasty repast, nonetheless.
October 21, 2010
Should anyone ever be unfortunate enough to break bread with their characters in Dinner For Schmucks, you'd likely commit seppuku with your butter knife before the entres had even been cleared from the table.
October 19, 2010
There's a little more going on in it than you might expect from a summer comedy starring Steve Carell and Paul Rudd.
October 9, 2010
Dinner for Schmucks might start out as an exercise in laughing at idiots but it turns into something much more rewarding.
October 6, 2010
Provides a great showcase for Carell's brand of deadpan nuttiness.
October 1, 2010
The film fails to hold together as the portrait of an unlikely friendship, and the individual moments of brilliance feel like skits in a disjointed whole.
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