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Say It Isn't So Reviews

February 26, 2007
A cringe-inducing flop.
February 9, 2006
Poor timing and muffed set pieces are compounded by implausibility and inconsequence.
March 22, 2002
This review is written in a state of posttraumatic shock.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
April 5, 2001
Minus a shred of Farrelly wit.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/5
March 27, 2001
The film elicits not the voluptuous discomfort stirred by the boys' best corporeal shenanigans but creeping embarrassment for everyone on screen.
March 23, 2001
But it is so. In fact, it's so-so. As in mediocre.
March 23, 2001
It's gross, all right. It's just not very funny.
March 23, 2001
Stroke jokes, prosthesis jokes, jokes about body hair and smells, and jokes involving the private parts of cows can't keep this one afloat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 23, 2001
Not even the beaver jokes are funny in this rangy, uneven Farrelly brothers rip-off.
March 23, 2001
Say isn't nearly as funny as Mary. But when it is funny, it's funny in the same tasteless way.
March 23, 2001
Even by the proudly vulgar, dumbed-down standards of the Farrelly Brothers' novelty products, Say It Isn't So is an uninspired dud.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
March 23, 2001
Lacks the inspiration, genuine wit and raunchy charm of 1998's outrageous There's Something About Mary.
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
March 23, 2001
Boring, distasteful and predictable with brief flashes of wit that don't occur frequently enough to make the wait between chuckles worthwhile.
March 23, 2001
Say It Isn't So attempts a copycat offensive in distractingly hurky-jerky style; the script moves in fits and starts and the cutting doesn't smooth things out a bit.
March 23, 2001
A film that attempts to milk one gag for 93 long minutes.
March 23, 2001
A horrifyingly moronic comedy that is boring rather than outrageous.
Top Critic
March 23, 2001
These aren't really jokes in the sense that something funny is happening. You're mostly expected to laugh at the idea that there are people who aren't laughing, which is just shallow and incredibly easy.
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
March 23, 2001
There's no getting around the fact that far from seeming a labor of love, Say It Isn't So seems merely labored.
March 22, 2001
The jokes about dead animals, gunk in the hair, incest and all other taboos are flatter than the road kill Gilly finds himself picking up for a living.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
March 22, 2001
More sweet than offensive.
March 22, 2001
It's getting tiresome, this stuff.
March 22, 2001
Generically sloppy, half-conceived, and derivative.
March 22, 2001
The last hour is pure torture -- because it forces a group of likable actors to mug their way through a procession of scattershot situations that lack any kind of comic pop or ingenuity.
March 22, 2001
The movie keeps coming up with new ways to jolt, pelt, humiliate, and generally torture its characters, yet there's so little pace or invention to the way it's all staged that the synthetic mock cruelties barely register as jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: F
March 22, 2001
A comedy that is downright tragic.
March 22, 2001
Rogers replicates the Farrellys' formula but can't lasso their dopey authenticity.
March 22, 2001
Say It Isn't So gives low humor a bad name.
March 22, 2001
Please say it isn't showing.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
March 20, 2001
A one-joke short padded with lame misunderstandings, malevolent subterfuge and absurd coincidences that annoy rather than amuse.