• Roger Joseph Ebert

    ★★★½ Added by Roger Joseph Ebert

    The truly goofy comes shrouded in innocence. If a man is trying to be goofy, it's just an act that quickly grows old. But if he lacks the slightest notion of his peculiarity, there's the secret. The blissful ignorance of Barry Speck is beyond pitiful and ascends to a kind of nobility. He's one of those who truly doesn't have a clue.

    In “Dinner for Schmucks,” a group of arrogant rich men use him as part of an elaborate joke,…

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  • Fesapo

    ★★★½ Watched by Fesapo 05 Jul, 2012

    76/100

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  • Daniel Charchuk

    Watched by Daniel Charchuk 09 Dec, 2010

    Fucking horrible.

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  • Aracno

    ★★½ Watched by Aracno 06 Apr, 2014

    Pretty entertaining.

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  • Ghostsmut

    ★★★½ Watched by Ghostsmut 05 Apr, 2014 3

    I've held off from watching this as the synopsis always sounded particularly cruel. Basically, an ambitious businessman is offered a promotion only if he brings the biggest idiot to a dinner party so they can make fun of them.

    Where Dinner For Schmucks goes right is allowing Steve Carrell (Barry) to revel in his character - an oddball who makes mouse sculptures. This way the film never becomes cruel because Barry doesn't think he's an idiot and is happy in…

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  • benreviews

    ★★★½ Watched by benreviews 31 Mar, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • astrohkid

    ★★ Watched by astrohkid 10 Aug, 2013

    Comedy relies far too much on just complete idiocy. Literally. It lands sometimes, but it misses much more than it hits. Pretty crass and dull, but not awful. Meh.

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  • Eugene McCrann

    ★½ Added by Eugene McCrann

    Roach has somehow pieced together enough unfunny, agitating Carrell gags that it feels like an endless montage of insane sputtering. At which point Roach really has created a movie that simulates being trapped interminably with a mentally handicapped person, and it forces you to feel bad for yourself and the antagonist.

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  • Milez Das

    ★★½ Watched by Milez Das 26 Feb, 2014

    This movie had something missing. The performances were good, but the script was not bidden very well.

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  • kylegarvey

    Added by kylegarvey

    A weak-willed comedic misfire. Launching its story off of a cruel exercise in spontaneous "new friends" sadism, it has opportunity for a humorous and incisive look at human interaction, observation, judgment. But I think Jay Roach's adaptation drains the original of all of those questions and persists in a lukewarm, easygoing interpretation that also isn't very funny.

    Steve Carell has some okay lines and a nice charge-ahead presence, but most of his castmates (Zach Galifianakis and Jermaine Clement especially, surprisingly)…

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  • Todd Malkin

    ★★½ Rewatched by Todd Malkin 17 Feb, 2014

    Still only mildly amusing on second viewing. The entire cast seem to be imitating better versions of themselves in other films which just makes everything feel duller than it actually is. No comedy should be described as "harmless." The French version is better by leaps and bounds.

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  • Arkknight99 Aravind Kriz

    Watched by Arkknight99 Aravind Kriz 06 Feb, 2014

    terrible.
    carell is good.

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