I Love You Phillip Morris Reviews

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February 16, 2019
Neither the filmmakers nor actor Carrey appear to be able to make any distinction between when Steve is full of baloney and when he's sincere.
February 8, 2018
The movie wants us to overlook its implausibility by insisting that it's all true. We believe it, we just don't care.
June 30, 2013
Jim Carrey succeeds but the film is too mean-spirited and its supporting players too one-dimensional to make this story worthwhile.
July 11, 2011
I'm describing I Love You Phillip Morris as an inferior version of Catch Me If You Can. It's trying to tell a similar story in a similar vein but it just doesn't work.
March 14, 2011
You couldn't make this story up, as the truth proves to be stranger than fiction.
January 16, 2011
I like the outre screwball flavor of the piece; it feels a little like Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can crossed with one of John Waters' gently transgressive cult movies.
January 7, 2011
...a minstrel show of gay stereotypes.
January 6, 2011
It's hard to tell who the film is designed for, since it may be too juvenile for gay audiences and too gay for Carrey's straight fans.
January 6, 2011
Smirking and awkwardly insincere, it revolves around the shocking scams of a bizarre sociopath.
January 5, 2011
It's a jokey, flirty pile of wink-wink to let the audience know these two heterosexual actors are pretending to be in love just to get a laugh.
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 28, 2010
Lots of hilarious antics, but not a comprehensive film.
December 27, 2010
Carrey and McGregor are fascinating as prison lovers, but the dark tone and explicit sexuality make for a confusing film that also tries to be funny. It rarely succeeds.
December 24, 2010
Carrey veers more toward In Living Color mimicry than Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind soulfulness. That approach completely undermines a love story that's already being told in a slipshod manner.
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.
December 17, 2010
It's confused and confusing, by turns hilarious and off-putting. In short, it's awfully hard to love I Love You Philip Morris.
December 17, 2010
The trouble is that, while Carrey is transforming himself into a guy who fills a hole in his soul with a big big love, Ewan McGregor is barely skimming the surface of his (admittedly underwritten) nice-guy role.
December 16, 2010
Carrey fearlessly gives it his best shot, but this fundamental schizophrenia strong-armed me out of the film, and left me feeling like McGregor's more grounded performance existed in another movie entirely.
December 16, 2010
It's satire, but not quite funny enough; a love story, but not quite sincere enough.
December 10, 2010
The romance between them is touching at its best moments, corny at its worst.
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