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Fun With Dick and Jane Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 22, 2011
Fun with Dick and Jane is an extended Enron joke used to give Jim Carrey plenty of opportunity to mug for the camera. Everything else is more or less perfunctory to that.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
December 21, 2005
Dick and Jane are fun enough, just not nearly as much fun as they should have been. This is a comedy that's all about the message. It needed to be more about the laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 20, 2005
A flattened jumble.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
January 11, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 23, 2005
... a flabby and chicken-hearted remake
Read More | Original Score: C
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
December 21, 2005
Fun with Dick and Jane seems proud of its satirical association with the recent corporate scandals. But the movie wants the credit without doing the work.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 21, 2005
The movie avoids the rich opportunities to plop Carrey and Leoni into the middle of a political lampoon, and turns to tired slapstick, wigs, false beards, 'funny' bank holdups, and so on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
December 22, 2005
In striving for inspiration, Fun with Dick and Jane discovers moments of cleverness, but there aren't enough of them, nor are they sustained.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
December 21, 2005
Here is a revised primer: See Jim Carrey ham it up. See Téa Leoni have appealing fun with scant material. See studio execs digging into their vault for old material. See ... oh, why not just wait for the DVD.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
December 22, 2005
It's not exactly "fun" that you have with Dick and Jane. More like bewilderment, boredom and pain.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Michael Szymanski
Hollywood.com
August 24, 2006
This cynical look at how the American family can only achieve their dreams through crime is a bit more of a political statement rather than comedic entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Leo Goldsmith
Reverse Shot
April 25, 2006
The film proposes Carrey as an Everyman for the 21st century. But if you don't sympathize with the film's variations on the American Dream, that's a frightening thought.
Todd Gilchrist
FilmStew.com
December 22, 2005
Neither bad nor particularly good, but just there, which may prove to be its biggest selling point in a season front-loaded with Oscar contenders.
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
December 21, 2005
Remarkably redundant.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
December 16, 2005
Social commentary mingles with stupid comedy in this humorless update of a 1977 George Segal-Jane Fonda romp.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
December 20, 2005
The fun in the film's title comes from watching comfortably middle-class people do without the usual buffers and privileges.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
December 21, 2005
Over the top Carrey is best left in the past.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
December 20, 2005
The movie's closing dedication to corporate scandals, including Enron, Tyco, Adelphia and WorldCom, is funny. Too bad the film itself isn't as clever.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
December 22, 2005
Distances itself by avoiding satire and embracing big, dumb comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
December 25, 2005
Fun with Dick and Jane feels like a toothless financial fable desperately trying to weed out its satirical naughtiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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