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Yes Man (2008)



Critic Consensus: Jim Carrey's comic convulsions are the only bright spots in this otherwise dim and predictable comedy.

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Carl Allen's life is going nowhere--the operative word being "no"--until he signs up for a self-help program based on one simple covenant: say yes to everything--and anything. Unleashing the power of "YES" begins to transform Carl's life in amazing and unexpected ways, getting him promoted at work and opening the door to a new romance. But, his willingness to embrace every opportunity might just become too much of a good thing.

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Jim Carrey
as Carl Allen
Rhys Darby
as Norman
Terence Stamp
as Terrence Bundley
Patrick Labyorteaux
as Marv Winchell
Anna Khaja
as Faranoosh
Molly Sims
as Stephanie
Brent Briscoe
as Homeless Guy
Kai Lennox
as Flyer Guy
Cecilia Antoinette
as Woman Bank Employee
Jamie Denbo
as Marv's Wife
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Critic Reviews for Yes Man

All Critics (151) | Top Critics (38)

I think this movie needs to be skipped.

December 22, 2008
At the Movies
Top Critic

Contrived and silly to say the least.

December 22, 2008 | Full Review…
At the Movies
Top Critic

It's a small, nice return to form by Jim Carrey.

December 19, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

The first time I saw Yes Man, I thought the concept was getting kind of stale toward the end. As it turns out, that was only the trailer.

December 19, 2008 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
New York Post
Top Critic

If you own the superior Liar Liar, you might as well stay home and watch it again. When Hollywood can't be both-ered to come up with new ideas, we have every right to just say no.

December 19, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
New York Daily News
Top Critic

There are flat performances in the film, false situations and bad lines, but the laughs are there and the message about personal transformation is timeless.

December 19, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Audience Reviews for Yes Man


Jim Carrey is hilarious with his customary physical humor, but he can't do much to compensate for gags that are mostly poorly conceived or just ridiculous, not to mention a plot that borders on complete implausibility and is all about artificial conflicts.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Not the best... interesting idea for a comedy, but Jim Carrey is just too hammy in it and it lacks substance and feels shorter than it is. A few mild laughs and a few gross scenes too (such as the old lady). Zooey is worth watching, but she's done better movies. I've read the book it's based on and it's seriously nothing like it.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

three stars

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