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Joe Somebody Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
December 21, 2001
A scruffy, amiable misfire of a comedy, full of lame jokes and mixed messages.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 21, 2001
By the end of Joe Somebody, we are faced with the dismal prospect of being denied a climax, which, if it occurred, would be just as predictable as its substitute.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
December 21, 2001
What's the holiday season without a turkey?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
December 21, 2001
Despite a couple of nice moments between Meg and Joe, and the use of the truly magnificent Eva Cassidy song "Songbird," it is an almost unalloyed disappointment.
| Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Talented actors are wasted on bad script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
August 20, 2002
If you're sitting through this flick searching for the two or three mild chuckles, you're in for an experience akin to that old "needle in a haystack" scenario.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
January 3, 2002
I'd rather see a whole movie about an aging B-movie actor and forget about all the stuff with Tim Allen.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 20, 2001
If you're actually looking for a good movie, look elsewhere.
Eric D. Snider
January 2, 2002
It's three times as long as a TV sitcom, but with just as much depth, a bit more swearing, and probably fewer laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
December 21, 2001
A surprisingly wistful, troubled film. It's not great; it's also not idiotic.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Kit Bowen
March 2, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
December 18, 2001
What planet does this movie take place on?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
December 26, 2001
The film is too busy concentrating on its various dumb plots and subplots when it should have tossed it all aside and had some fun.
Rob Blackwelder
December 18, 2001
How can screenwriter John Scott Shepherd look at himself in the mirror after turning out such uninspired, immature, mechanical, cliche-driven, insultingly predictable drivel?
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 17, 2002
...viewed as something like an expanded television sitcom, the film works pretty well, but do you really want to spend any more than thirty minutes time with it?
| Original Score: 5/10
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
August 16, 2003
O arco dramático vivenciado pelo personagem de Tim Allen consegue, por vezes, comover e despertar uma identificação com o espectador. Pena que o filme, em sua insistência em se afirmar como comédia, tente criar piadas tão vazias e mal-sucedidas.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
December 21, 2001
[A] standard-transmission vehicle.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
December 21, 2001
Joe Somebody continually squanders its opportunities for hilarity.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Jan Stuart
December 21, 2001
A formula comedy as affable and ineffectual as its hero.
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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
December 21, 2001
Joe Somebody is such a lightweight film it's like watching a smoke ring -- just about the time you start to pay attention, it gets all fuzzy and floats away.
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