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I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
July 19, 2007
Ends up patronizing both the frat-boy Sandler audience -- presuming they need lectures on tolerance -- and the potential gay audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
July 19, 2007
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry is a pretend-to-be-gay firefighter's farce that is entirely too stupid and crude to tote its alleged 'message' about tolerance through the flames to safety.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
July 25, 2007
This comedy isn't just juvenile, it's borderline brainless - the sort of bland, unfunny and, at times, slightly offensive drivel that one might expect from a grade schooler.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
September 3, 2007
Would be less offensive with a title like "Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bronx is Flaming."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
July 20, 2007
Despite some hearty humor from Adam Sandler, co-star Kevin James and a handful of well-cast character actors, the film's contrived plot and discriminatory jabs ultimately make Chuck and Larry a tactless engagement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
July 19, 2007
It's a shock to the system when this example of puerile comedy turns into a pulpit-pounding sermon. The film's sledgehammer approach makes it more immature than earnest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
July 20, 2007
In the spirit of uncivil unions, I now denounce you, Chuck & Larry.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
Pete Hammond
July 20, 2007
Even with Sandler up to his old tricks, he and James aren't really to blame for the failure of this movie-by-committee that throws a bunch of tired jokes against the wall and settles for the two or three that actually stick.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
July 19, 2007
its mild pleasures are spoiled by its belief that homophobic humor can be somehow sanitized by a cheesy Shylock-ripoff speech about how it's who we are as people that really matters. As if.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: C
Alonso Duralde
February 12, 2010
While it's very easy to eviscerate Chuck and Larry from an activist point of view, all one really has to do to slam the flick is look at the lazy, contrived writing and the traffic-cop direction by frequent Sandler accomplice Dennis Dugan.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
July 19, 2007
If Dugan's crude, occasionally effective effort ends up chipping away at America's moron class regarding gay rights, that'll be nice. But even unrepentant homophobes deserve funnier.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
July 23, 2007
Something's out of whack when Rob Schneider -- as an Asian caricature running a wedding chapel north of the border -- gives the best performance.
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
July 20, 2007
"Up-Chuck" is more like it.
Read More | Original Score: F
Aaron Hillis
Premiere Magazine
July 19, 2007
That anyone in their right minds could be fooled into thinking that two hours of overt homophobia with a disingenuous punch line about tolerance is okay makes me pig-biting mad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
James Rocchi
CBS 5 (SF Bay Area)
July 18, 2007
I Now Pronounce you Chuck and Larry isn't just unfunny; it's racist, sexist and homophobic -- and truly unpleasant to watch. ... I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry practices exactly the kind of intolerance it preaches against.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
July 20, 2007
In the credits, the filmmakers acknowledge Brooklyn firefighters who died on 9/11. It's an honorable gesture, but what of the previous two hours? What of the scenes portraying firemen as cigar-chomping, homophobic, misogynistic chumps?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
July 13, 2007
One longs for something like Paul Rudnick's script for In & Out, which was very funny yet delved into the trauma of coming out and the perplexing issue of homophobia in society.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
July 23, 2007
The premise is older than the pilot for Three's Company, and just as unfunny.
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
November 27, 2007
One of the year's most stunningly feeble offerings.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Kam Williams
July 23, 2007
Adam Sandler and Kevin James ought to be ashamed to be associated with the cinematic equivalent of gay bashing.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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