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Based on 37 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 77 )
  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    When Hollywood decides to remake French farce by Francis Veber, the result can be a champagne cocktail (La Cage Aux Folles spawning The Birdcage) or pâté de merde (Les Compères degenerating into Father's Day). Dinner for Schmucks, adapted from Veber's Le Dîner De Cons, falls somewhere in the middle. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Dinner for Schmucks is lumbering, inconsistent and about 20 minutes too long, but it's funny. It's funny from the beginning, and it stays funny, even as it beats scenes to death and overstays its welcome. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Gussied-up rodents and inane male antics come together in funny and inspired ways in this screwball farce. show more

  • 30
    John Anderson Wall Street Journal

    Pathetically unfunny most of the time. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Dinner for Schmucks goes up in flames. Amusingly, perhaps -- but creatively, too. show more

  • 70
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    While the climactic dinner is a bit too much like a circus audition, Roach -- who helmed the "Austin Powers" movies as well as "Meet the Parents" and "Meet the Fockers" -- knows how to enjoy each sideshow. show more

  • 70
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    Though Carell and Rudd are both saddled with characters that just aren't as interesting as many they've played in the past, the movie benefits from having drawn many gifted comedians to supporting roles. show more

  • 65
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    The problem isn't just that the gags feel airless and pointless; it's that the performers - many of whom have done wonderful work in other settings - seem more bent on pleasing each other than on entertaining us. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The guests at the dinner are a strange lot. To describe them would be to give away their jokes, and one of the pleasures of the movie is having each one appear. show more

  • 75
    Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel

    The situations are painstakingly set up and downright painful to sit through. So enjoy, or endure the appetizers, because with this Dinner, dessert is truly the topper. show more

  • November 19, 2012 rg00000000132369
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    long time classic

  • July 24, 2011 Irene
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    This movie made me laugh out loud several times. Paul Rudd and Steve Carrel are genius. Also loved the girl who played Rudd\'s stalker

  • July 12, 2011 angelica6815
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  • January 19, 2011 movieman928
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    I only saw 6 minutes

  • January 11, 2011 sabiedxmx
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    well. the movie lags getting to the dinner. XD there was some great funny parts. almost uncomfortable funny parts XD haha. but it was slow and boring in a few parts. still worth watching.

  • January 06, 2011 PetalsofSeven
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    I'm going to say see it, though I really mean maybe. The movie was entertaining in the absurdity of Paul Rudd's behavior, and it also had heart. The message of not being mean to people who are different was loud and clear. But, for a comedy, I didn't find myself laughing that much. Still, it was entertaining.

  • December 22, 2010 Edan Aharony
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    Every once in a while or sometimes too often you sit in a movie theater and think to yourself who in his right mind came up with the idea for this movie and even worse who in his right mind decided to fund this movie. But I guess if you bring in a decent cast and enough hoopla for marketing you could sell ice to Eskimos. I set through the movie and other than a few laughters this movie is very boring and the main reason for it is the plot. It doesn't make sense and overall just a bad idea for a movie. Edan Aharony

  • October 25, 2010 RedDragonIV
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    Great, very funny

  • September 29, 2010 cyndire
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