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Joe Somebody Reviews

November 6, 2002
Not something to write home about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 19, 2002
Has the look and feel of an extended sitcom episode.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 6, 2002
While never truly funny or insightful, the movie works intermittently by digging a little deeper than you might expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
December 21, 2001
The movie makes smart use of the small-screen big-charm appeal of former Home Improvement star Tim Allen.
December 21, 2001
Aiming to punch holes in some male myths, John Scott Shepherd's script barely makes contact.
December 21, 2001
A formula comedy as affable and ineffectual as its hero.
December 21, 2001
Joe Somebody gives Allen a piping chance to play it sensitive, sentient and, for all the right reasons, lovable. He takes that chance and does a first-rate job.
December 21, 2001
Corny to the core.
December 21, 2001
A made-for-TV movie dressed up like a feature film. Its plot is not only stale, it's been stale for decades.
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
December 21, 2001
It doesn't much succeed, but Allen and the bit of acid candor the script does muster do cushion its shortcomings.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 21, 2001
Joe Somebody sends audiences home happy but also with an awareness that happy endings have to be earned in real life as on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 21, 2001
A surprisingly wistful, troubled film. It's not great; it's also not idiotic.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 21, 2001
A scruffy, amiable misfire of a comedy, full of lame jokes and mixed messages.
December 21, 2001
Joe Somebody continually squanders its opportunities for hilarity.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 21, 2001
The demands of formula eventually stifle anything that even looks like inspiration or honesty.
December 21, 2001
There's plenty of ABC After School Special dialogue here, along the lines of 'You've gotta find people in life who are there for you whether you're somebody or not.'
December 21, 2001
What's the holiday season without a turkey?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 21, 2001
[A] standard-transmission vehicle.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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.
December 20, 2001
If American Beauty were a bland comedy, it would be Joe Somebody.
December 16, 2001
A wet blanket of an underdog comedy that's a big loser in the laughs department.