Dinner for Schmucks Reviews

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January 31, 2011
You know you're in trouble when the best thing in your movie is a bunch of dead rodents.
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 28, 2010
Steve Carell and Paul Rudd fizzle in this dire, painfully overlong comedy bomb.
September 2, 2010
A buttock-clenchingly bad film.
September 1, 2010
A decent cast wrestle with a crummy script in this loose and creaky Hollywood spin on Le Dner de Cons...
August 2, 2010
The movie has a slew of goofball moments that don't add up to a consistently hilarious outing.
July 30, 2010
With moments of fitful hilarity, the pairing of Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and a talented cast of secondary actors, there's plenty here to keep summer comedy fans satiated, if not entirely satisfied.
July 30, 2010
Pure, tasteless slapstick silliness with little on its mind beyond cheap yuks.
July 30, 2010
Dinner for Schmucks may be as broad as the proverbial groaning board, but Rudd and Carell bring out its most toothsome delights.
July 30, 2010
Veber's comic conceit, which stopped short of actually showing the dinner, doesn't really cross the Atlantic intact.
July 30, 2010
Dinner With Schmucks may actually be the funniest movie currently in the marketplace -- but that's pretty much by default.
July 30, 2010
All the disorderly or anarchistic possibilities of its premise get channeled back toward a message of symbolic pseudo-redemption, which is what Hollywood movies have to deliver at all costs.
July 30, 2010
This may not be the highest achievement of the director's art -- to exceed minimal expectations -- but it's an honorable one, and Roach makes the grade.
July 30, 2010
In adapting Francis Veber's 1998 French farce Le Dner des cons (The Dinner Game), Roach and his writers David Guion and Michael Handelman have completely defanged it.
July 30, 2010
The point of the movie is how miserable Tim's life is made by Barry, and audiences will know exactly how he feels.
July 30, 2010
Where the French leads were nasty, Steve Carell and Paul Rudd have an inherently likable quality even when playing a foolish sap and a cutthroat businessman.
July 30, 2010
...it's hard not to think the portion offered here is just enough to satisfy anyone looking for a few laughs.
July 30, 2010
Most of the problem is in the performance of Steve Carell.
July 30, 2010
Jay Roach has cast his picture with standout comic talents...
July 30, 2010
It's funny from the beginning, and it stays funny, even as it beats scenes to death and overstays its welcome.
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