Dinner for Schmucks Reviews

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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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
September 29, 2010
As the film hits the one-hour mark, it dawns on you this is not coming together as a cohesive comic experience.
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.
September 29, 2010
It's hard to feel sorry for someone who seems to instigate so many of his own problems.
September 28, 2010
Steve Carell and Paul Rudd fizzle in this dire, painfully overlong comedy bomb.
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