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Dinner for Schmucks Reviews

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Will Leitch
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+
Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered
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
Simon Miraudo
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
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Tom Shone
July 29, 2010
Roach may be the least organic director of comedy currently working in Hollywood.
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
September 29, 2010
It's hard to feel sorry for someone who seems to instigate so many of his own problems.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Sean Rom
September 29, 2010
Remarkably, they have managed to take a very funny original film, some very talented comedians and created an experience akin to a dentist visit.
Teddy Durgin
Screen It!
July 29, 2010
The laughs are pretty spread out, and there is a problem of balance throughout. (Parental Review also Available)
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
July 28, 2010
All that's happened is that a dumb comedy has gotten slightly dumber.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
July 29, 2010
Barry's anthropomorphic "mouse-terpieces" are exquisite - funnier and more charming than anything else in the film.
Alison Gang
San Diego Union-Tribune
July 29, 2010
A pleasant enough excursion into the growing genre of male-bonding cringe comedy, though not an entirely memorable one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
September 1, 2010
The good cast of this film promises so much, but they let us down badly in a painfully unfunny waste of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo
September 3, 2010
Sadly, Dinner For Schmucks isn't a banquet of laughs and the plotting is based around a series of clumsy set pieces.
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James Berardinelli
July 28, 2010
The film is sporadically amusing but gives the impression it should be generating more laughs than it does.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
August 2, 2010
The movie has a slew of goofball moments that don't add up to a consistently hilarious outing.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
July 29, 2010
Despite Carell's best efforts, Barry is not a character. He is just an engine for creating humiliating experiences for Tim.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
July 29, 2010
I think I'll be in the minority on this one, but you know comedy: Nothing's more personal.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 9, 2010
A sweet and sentimental comedy that has the potential to be plum duff but too often is just duff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
July 30, 2010
I like these three guys. I'd just rather catch them in a different movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Phil Villarreal
OK! Magazine
July 30, 2010
Makes you wish Steve Carell would retire from movies instead of his role on The Office.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Donald Munro
Eye for Film
July 30, 2010
Unless you're a hard-core Carell fan, this is one Dinner reservation I'd consider canceling.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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