• PG-13, 1 hr. 54 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Jay Roach
    In Theaters:
    Jul 30, 2010 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jan 4, 2011
  • Paramount Studios


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Dinner for Schmucks Reviews

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Will Leitch

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 Source: Deadspin | Original Score: D+

June 22, 2013
Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered

Dinner For Schmucks seems promising at first but too many plot points feel forced and the humor is too dumb to enjoy.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 4/10

November 9, 2013
Simon Miraudo

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 Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 1.5/5

October 21, 2010
Tom Shone
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Roach may be the least organic director of comedy currently working in Hollywood.

Full Review Source: Slate

July 29, 2010
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

It's hard to feel sorry for someone who seems to instigate so many of his own problems.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio Brisbane | Original Score: B-

September 29, 2010
Sean Rom

Remarkably, they have managed to take a very funny original film, some very talented comedians and created an experience akin to a dentist visit.

Full Review Source: Trespass

September 29, 2010
Teddy Durgin
Screen It!

The laughs are pretty spread out, and there is a problem of balance throughout. (Parental Review also Available)

Full Review Source: Screen It!

July 29, 2010
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

All that's happened is that a dumb comedy has gotten slightly dumber.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 28, 2010
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine

Barry's anthropomorphic "mouse-terpieces" are exquisite - funnier and more charming than anything else in the film.

Full Review Source: Moving Pictures Magazine

July 29, 2010
Alison Gang
San Diego Union-Tribune

A pleasant enough excursion into the growing genre of male-bonding cringe comedy, though not an entirely memorable one.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 29, 2010
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post

The good cast of this film promises so much, but they let us down badly in a painfully unfunny waste of time.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 1/5

September 1, 2010
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo

Sadly, Dinner For Schmucks isn't a banquet of laughs and the plotting is based around a series of clumsy set pieces.

Full Review Source: Liverpool Echo

September 3, 2010
James Berardinelli
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The film is sporadically amusing but gives the impression it should be generating more laughs than it does.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 28, 2010
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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The movie has a slew of goofball moments that don't add up to a consistently hilarious outing.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2/4

August 2, 2010
Nell Minow

Despite Carell's best efforts, Barry is not a character. He is just an engine for creating humiliating experiences for Tim.

Full Review Source: Beliefnet | Original Score: D

July 29, 2010
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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I think I'll be in the minority on this one, but you know comedy: Nothing's more personal.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 29, 2010

A sweet and sentimental comedy that has the potential to be plum duff but too often is just duff.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 9, 2010
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer

I like these three guys. I'd just rather catch them in a different movie.

Full Review Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer | Original Score: C-

July 30, 2010
Phil Villarreal
OK! Magazine

Makes you wish Steve Carell would retire from movies instead of his role on The Office.

Full Review Source: OK! Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

July 30, 2010
Donald Munro
Eye for Film

Unless you're a hard-core Carell fan, this is one Dinner reservation I'd consider canceling.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: C-

July 30, 2010
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
Leah Rozen
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January 24, 2012
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