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Dinner for Schmucks Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
September 23, 2012
Don't believe the misleading trailers. There's more to laugh at than they would have you believe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 5, 2011
The real schmucks are the people responsible for this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
April 4, 2011
The movie suffers by stifling the [Rudd's] natural comic ability and no one comes away from it fully satisfied.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 31, 2011
You know you're in trouble when the best thing in your movie is a bunch of dead rodents.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 16, 2011
Occasionally quite funny, and oddly relevant to the nature of our culture, but this dinner is a little underwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 7, 2011
A mediocre sitcom serving up a half-baked, TV dinner. Check please!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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 entrées had even been cleared from the table.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 9, 2010
Dinner for Schmucks might start out as an exercise in laughing at idiots but it turns into something much more rewarding.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 6, 2010
Provides a great showcase for Carell's brand of deadpan nuttiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
September 30, 2010
Whenever Clement is on screen with Carell and Rudd Schmucks is rude and funny. The trouble is, the rest of the movie should be like that too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 30, 2010
It cost around $70 million, according to the Los Angeles Times, which is about $5 million per laugh if I'm generous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 29, 2010
Dinner for Schmucks belongs to that mangy breed of American comedy that confuses situations that are genuinely funny for situations that are agonisingly awkward.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
September 29, 2010
When scene after scene falls flat, and the film seems a lot longer than it actually is, you know that this is a comedy that just isn't working.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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