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Fun With Dick and Jane Reviews

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November 16, 2011
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Time Out
August 17, 2007
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Logan Hill
New York Magazine/Vulture
July 14, 2007
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
November 24, 2006
| Original Score: 1/4
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
January 18, 2006
Dick and Jane thereby emerge comically and sentimentally as the unlikeliest of collectivist crusaders.
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Ebert & Roeper
December 29, 2005
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
December 27, 2005
The movie starts off silly, soon becomes funny and then skyrockets into irrepressible hilarity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
December 27, 2005
The title holds true for about 20 minutes or so in the middle of director Dean Parisot's loose remake of the 1977 Jane Fonda-George Segal vehicle ...
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
December 27, 2005
Fun With Dick & Jane offers the faintly depressing sight of Jim Carrey, like Dick Harper, doing whatever it takes to earn his supper.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 23, 2005
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
December 22, 2005
They are funny bits, but there are too few of them. Fun With Dick and Jane just isn't all that fun.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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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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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
December 21, 2005
Most of it plays out as sub-medium-grade farce, but Carrey has some funny calisthenic bits where he appears to have the pliability of a rubber toy.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
December 21, 2005
This kind of zany stuff is Carrey's forte, and so it is for Leoni, too. They make a grand pair, and their willingness to look stupid -- not to mention risking injury with various leaps and pratfalls -- gives the movie humour and energy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
December 21, 2005
This Dick & Jane is precisely the kind of social-problem comedy you'd expect from well-intentioned millionaires unaccustomed to putting their money where their mouths are.
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
December 21, 2005
It's fun, and that's fine.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
December 21, 2005
The desperation isn't made real, and yet their robberies are all too real. It's in this weird zone, not weird enough for drama, not wild enough for comedy, and only Carrey's moment-by-moment zaniness squeaks out any laughs at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
December 21, 2005
Other than its 85-minute running time, the movie is in all other ways imperfect, which is just about what you want from one of Jim Carrey's slapdash slapstick comedies. Perfection would ruin it.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
December 21, 2005
Would somebody, please, find the right comic vehicle for Téa Leoni?
| Original Score: 2/4
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
December 21, 2005
Remarkably redundant.
| Original Score: 2/4
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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
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
December 21, 2005
Speaking of corporate malfeasance, Fun with Dick & Jane cost a disgraceful $100 million -- approximately 33 times the price tag of the 1976 original.
| Original Score: 0/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
December 21, 2005
In Fun with Dick and Jane, despair means having to turn in your BMW and hocking the plasma TV set.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
December 21, 2005
See Jim Carrey mug for the camera. Mug, Jim, mug!
| Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
December 21, 2005
Fun With Dick and Jane is the best kind of remake: It takes a dated film most people haven't seen or vaguely remember and updates the basic premise in a way that plugs it into here and now.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
December 21, 2005
Instead of making you think about the state of life in an economically challenged America, it leaves you wondering whether Carrey's career isn't starting to sputter.
| Original Score: C
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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
December 21, 2005
There's nothing like a bloated Hollywood misfire to teach us a lesson in corporate excess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
December 21, 2005
The title Fun With Dick and Jane should be considered creative advertising rather than an audience guarantee.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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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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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
December 21, 2005
As satires go, this is a drive-by shooting that tickles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
December 21, 2005
Finally, some escapist fun to get us through the holidays.
| Original Score: B-
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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
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Justin Chang
Variety
December 20, 2005
The rare Hollywood remake that, by daring to reinterpret its source material within a fresh political context, actually has a reason to exist; the results, if not exactly subtle, are still fun enough to fend off any charges of titular false advertising.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
December 20, 2005
The film's overall frantic tone can't disguise the fact that the picture offers little delivery for all its buildup. Everyone involved with this production must have known there was a good movie somewhere, but no one's been quite able to find it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
December 20, 2005
It's inoffensive material with few laughs and even fewer jabs. And when the end credits thank guys such as Jeffrey Skilling and Bernie Ebbers, you'll swear it should be the other way around.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
December 20, 2005
Remakes, which rarely make sense, are even more questionable when what's being remade was underwhelming to begin with.
| Original Score: 2/4
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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.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
December 20, 2005
A shrill remake that opts for shtick over satire.