Say It Isn't So - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Say It Isn't So Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 23, 2001
The movie doesn't understand that embarrassment comes in a sudden painful flush of realization; drag it out, and it's not embarrassment anymore, but public humiliation, which is a different condition, and not funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
March 23, 2001
Say It Isn't So is the kind of movie that makes Dumb & Dumber and Kingpin, a couple of early Farrelly Brothers movies I was not fond of, seem like comedic triumphs.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
March 22, 2001
Audiences who have been wondering when we were going to get a great comedy about incest can keep wondering.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
A mediocre comedy about incest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ted Murphy
April 2, 2001
Say It Isn't So limps along on the limited charms of its leads ... and the expectation that something truly mind-boggling and funny will occur.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Larry Carroll
April 16, 2002
...desperate, forced, as if the filmmakers are just trying to up the ante in how low they're willing to go.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
March 20, 2001
A one-joke short padded with lame misunderstandings, malevolent subterfuge and absurd coincidences that annoy rather than amuse.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
March 22, 2001
This consistently unfunny movie made me feel like I'd lost the will to laugh.
Eric D. Snider
April 2, 2001
Tastelessness is one thing; we've learned to deal with it and even enjoy it at times. Unfunny tastelessness is what's unforgiveable.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Rob Gonsalves
August 18, 2007
What we have here is a wannabe-outrageous comedy that flirts with the last taboo but then retreats.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
The Farrelly brothers, Bobby and Peter, are beginning to make the same mistake that the Zucker brothers (Jerry and David, along with Jim Abrahams) made, which was to split up and take increasingly less responsibility for their films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christopher Null
March 21, 2001
A sad, pathetic procession of jokes.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Wally Hammond
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Poor timing and muffed set pieces are compounded by implausibility and inconsequence.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 20, 2002
The trash heap of "There's Something About Mary" ripoffs grows a little higher.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
March 20, 2001
No topic is too sacred for the ferocious Farrellys.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Blackwelder
March 21, 2001
Most of the jokes here are such duds that you can see the actors stretching for the laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Erik Childress
March 22, 2001
If this film was coated in crap, dragged through the Hudson river and then wrapped in the resume of Freddie Prinze Jr., it couldn't possibly stink any worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
March 23, 2001
A one-joke, one-note turkey that works over Sam Shepard's Fool for Love as a mistaken identity farce hammered into the Mary blueprint, but without any of its invention, energy or heart.
Read More | Original Score: D
May 11, 2001
Si piensan entrar a ver esta oda a la estulticia, deberán dejar su cerebro en la entrada.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 12, 2001
If Say It Isn't So isn't enough to kill the gross-out comedy trend, nothing is.
Read More | Original Score: 3/10
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