There's Something About Mary - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

There's Something About Mary Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
...there were also moments when I was actually bored.
| Original Score: C+
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Peter Brunette
Film.com
January 1, 2000
This reprehensible and deeply unfunny film is obviously critic-proof.
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
[The filmmakers], out of some hyperactive reflex, grab at any joke they can get, like toddlers trying desperately to spear fish in a creek--a shallow creek.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
I wasn't completely won over with so much comedy that depended on making fun of someone else's problems.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
I was completely and utterly bored by it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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John Hartl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
The final outcome seems hopelessly arbitrary.
January 1, 2000
Is it worth seeing? Well, not if you want something genuinely witty.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
January 1, 2000
Comparing this to other movies that were actually funny is insulting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Robert Horton
Film.com
January 1, 2000
I laughed at this movie, but I also felt a little shell-shocked afterward.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
There's Something About Mary doesn't approach the witty anarchy of movies like Animal House, The Naked Gun, or Hairspray.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Positively reeks of tastelessness and lack of common decency.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Stand warned.
| Original Score: 1/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Some people don't know when they've taken a joke too far.
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
The Farrellys work so hard to be outrageous they end up sacrificing story, characters, even comedy, to achieve maximum gross-out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
What a blessed relief is laughter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
I haven't laughed this hard at any 1998 offering to-date.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
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
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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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Todd McCarthy
Variety
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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