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I Love You Phillip Morris Reviews

March 4, 2011
This is the most interesting role Carrey has had in a long while.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 31, 2011
Jim Carrey is the narrator... transforming what could have been a cliched con man comedy, generic Jim Carrey-character comedy or run-of-the-mill gay coming-out comedy into something smarter, sweeter and downright giddy.
January 4, 2011
Russell was a fascinating character and a real puzzle box; but the filmmakers have turned his life into a broad farce with one wocka-wocka gag after another.
December 23, 2010
[The] elaborate cons may be fascinating, daring stuff, but the heart of the picture is the romantic relationship, which is squeezed out to the edges.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 17, 2010
Yes, some familiar Carrey tactics are on display, but the star's performance has real heart - it's easily the best thing he has done since Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 16, 2010
A delirious comedy that remains on track largely thanks to Jim Carrey's goofy but grounded performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 16, 2010
It's satire, but not quite funny enough; a love story, but not quite sincere enough.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 10, 2010
The romance between them is touching at its best moments, corny at its worst.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 10, 2010
It finds the humor in an unlikely love story, and it resists any temptation to play it straight.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 10, 2010
Carrey is truly great in one of those rare risky roles that prove he can do more than pull faces, although the frank portrayal of an alpha male who is also "gay, gay, gay, gay, gay" is sure to make some percentage of his fan base squirm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 10, 2010
Perhaps the most disappointing aspect of I Love You Phillip Morris is its inability to maintain the high level at which it begins -- a withering lampoon of wholesome, middle class values.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 10, 2010
There's plenty to scratch your head about here. Is it a drama? A comedy? And if it's a farce, what's it making fun of?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 9, 2010
This isn't great farce, but it's more than good enough. And Carrey is more than good enough in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 9, 2010
Carrey makes the role seem effortless; he deceives as spontaneously as others breathe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 8, 2010
At best, I Love You Phillip Morris may be hailed as a necessary step in Hollywood's fearful crawl toward sexual evenhandedness; the film upholds the constitutional right of every gay man to be as much of a liar, a crook, and a creep as the rest of us.
December 6, 2010
Phillip Morris isn't a perfect movie by any means, but it's irresistibly self-assured in its weirdness.
December 3, 2010
The movie, at its best, is compellingly odd, which is also the most accurate description of Carrey's performance.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 3, 2010
With his manic glare, ferociously eager smile, hyperkinetic body language and talent for instant self-transformation, Mr. Carrey has rarely been more charismatic on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
December 3, 2010
[Both] stars prove to be enormous fun in a gay love story played straight in a thoroughly crooked context -a comic crooked context, mind you...
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
December 3, 2010
Such an endearing oddity that you have to wonder exactly for whom it was made. But I'm glad they did nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 3, 2010
"I Love You Phillip Morris" not only blasts gay stereotypes back decades, it could actually make people wish for a third Ace Ventura movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 2, 2010
Directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra, who wrote the wickedly hilarious Bad Santa, assume a mocking tone that falls flat. They aspire for a cleverly offbeat vibe, but it feels forced and calculated.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 2, 2010
There's never been a movie like this one. That's not to say it's all good or all bad, though it's never indifferent.
December 2, 2010
Though Carrey seems to be giving his heart to Steven's romance with Phillip, and pouring a lot of sweat equity into very vigorous sex, he never gets beyond his Jim Carrey-ness to let us discover the character.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 2, 2010
The movie, written and directed by John Requa and Glen Ficara of Bad Santa fame, is all over the place. But it's also outrageously funny.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 2, 2010
This is Catch Me If You Can with two middle fingers raised in the air.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 1, 2010
Carrey and McGregor are awfully cute together. One of the great strengths of I Love You Phillip Morris is the matter-of-fact way it handles their relationship.
December 1, 2010
It sustains a tone of compassionate hilarity in which oversize romantic gestures coexist with gigantic scams.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 1, 2010
Mr. Carrey has balls of brass, but seeing him dressed flamboyantly in fish-net bikinis and high-heel Nancy Sinatra boots is an experience I hope never to repeat again in this lifetime.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 1, 2010
Carrey and McGregor are both excellent at plumbing the depths of their intentionally broad characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 30, 2010
Carrey finds the perfect outlet for his manic energy: Id and libido are fused, with Steven driven by actual lust and the unwavering -- and completely believable - determination to provide for his fragile boyfriend.
July 6, 2010
It's like a Coen brothers movie, if Joel and Ethan did a ton of crank and decided to flush story structure down the crapper.
March 19, 2010
Loved the chutzpah, but the heart and the funny bone are left relatively untroubled.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 19, 2009
Less of a comedy than a hilarious tragedy.
May 19, 2009
Story and style are all over the place, rendering it somewhat inaccessible. Admittedly, the whole film is in a bit of an aesthetic dither, which will confound many viewers.