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There's Something About Mary Reviews

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Farrelly bros' classic is full of gross-out laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 10, 2010
The movie managed to walk a line between raunchy, gross-out comedy and a romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
May 24, 2009
Gauche, garish, and gross, a prime example of the coarsening of our culture and of the art of comedy in film. It's also pretty darn funny. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
February 3, 2009
If the sight of a large chunk of a man's private parts caught in the teeth of a zipper is funny -- and I'm not saying it isn't -- then have I got a movie for you.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
February 3, 2009
This one is dumbest. And funniest, as if that matters even a little bit!
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February 3, 2009
Losers competing against one another (and even bigger losers) for a dishy woman: That's the setup for [the Farrellys'] wrackingly funny new farce There's Something About Mary, maybe the ultimate nerd masochistic fantasy.
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Todd McCarthy
February 3, 2009
Crudely made, somewhat overlong and larded with plenty of things that don't work, pic stands as proof positive that a comedy can be far from perfect and still hit the bull's-eye if it delivers when it counts in its big scenes.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 3, 2009
Despite my earlier reservations about Bobby and Peter Farrelly, they're progressively winning me over, partly because they keep getting better.
August 11, 2008
A romantic gross-out comedy: What a concept!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

August 11, 2008
Puerile, politically incorrect, rib-achingly funny and strangely insightful.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 12, 2007
...Dillon's Pat, in an effort to win Mary's affections, poorly attempts to ape her compassion for the handicapped by referring to them as "retards" and "goofy bastards...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007
Remarkable for all the sick and politically incorrect sight gags it gets away with in its rule-breaking romp through the supposedly sacred laws of what makes people laugh, and what doesn't.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
February 11, 2007
It was the raunchy comedy that raked in the headlines and had audiences shaking their heads in offended laughter, then coming back the weekend after, dragging in friends by their arms.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Crude, offensive, sexist -- and embarrassingly hilarious.
Tom Meek
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Everyone falls for Mary -- why wouldn't they? -- and no one is spared from the Farrellys' razor sharp raunch.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
One of the weirdest romantic comedies around, combining scatalogical and no-taste humor with naivete and sweetness.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Dragan Antulov
April 26, 2004
Two very entertaining hours -- something that Hollywood comedies these days fail to deliver to the audience, with or without references to certain bodily fluids.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
July 16, 2003
Gross-out laughs with heart.
Full Review| Original Score: B+
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
When it's not mean spirited, tastelessness can be riotously funny. And this is a gag-a-thon of hugely funny proportions.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 25, 2003
You may also want to keep [a] washcloth handy, just to stifle those embarrassing aftershocks of laughter.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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