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The Three Stooges
Just Say Moe.
While trying to save their childhood orphanage, Moe, Larry, and Curly inadvertently stumble into a murder plot and wind up starring in a reality TV show.
I must be honest, this was not a film I was looking forward to. I hated the original Three Stooges so I was hardly keen on watching a 90-minute tribute act gurn their way through a terribly outdated routine whilst the fact the Farrelly brothers haven’t made a decent film in years was also a concern. Well even with rock bottom expectations the film still failed to deliver any sort of comedy. The plot follows Moe, Larry and Curly as they try and raise enough money to save their beloved orphanage from closure.
The film is excruciatingly unfunny with a series of drawn out and inept slapstick routines that quickly outstay their welcome. Perhaps part of the problem is that…
On behalf of a two year old child, this gets a star. Plus my rating.
I'm still pretty much a twelve year old boy, which means that watching three guys knock the shit out of each other is my idea of funny, and no one ever did it better than the Three Stooges.
I don't count Shemp. Fuck Shemp. He was lame.
Expectations were low, as I never really went for the originals as a kid, but maybe I'd be more impressed today. An uncanny replication, if I can trust my memory, and where I once saw merely lowbrow antics I now revel in...well, yeah, lowbrow antics, but performed with expert vaudeville timing the likes of which is virtually never seen nowadays. Its biggest problem, predictably, is that it's just too long—the division of the feature-length narrative into three "shorts" ain't foolin' anybody, and this style of comedy trades so much in repetition that sustaining it for 90 minutes is near-impossible. Didn't help that the third act takes a detour into a reality show I've never seen, either. But all three…
Where is the duo of directors that gave us comedy gold like Kingpin and Dumb and Dumber? They seem but a distant memory now, in light of this painfully unfunny farce. Granted that I've never been a particular fan of slapstick and the like - nor watched any of the antics of the original Three Stooges - but I don't see how anyone with a normal IQ could find this hilarious.
Hanging around with three half-wits, who spend their time slapping each other silly to the sound of "boinks" and "honks", isn't my idea of quality humor. And what kind of a message does that send to kids anyway? Put a chainsaw to someone's forehead and all he gets is…
Funny through accumulation; cf. Tashlin's claim via Godard that Son of Paleface had 2,857 gags. I deeply regret not keeping score.
No one remakes mean into sweet like Farrelly Bros.
the kids at the beginning are great. the adult three stooges are so beyond unfunny.
i do give it props for being directed exactly the same as the originals. but that's about it. better off watching the original three stooges because these dudes are really shit at imitating it.
what the hell... what.. what the hell.............
It has been fun reading the "professional" critics try and conjure up eloquent paragraphs describing what is nothing more than a slapstick barebones comedy. There was never any more depth to the original Three Stooges than what is present in this recreation or tribute or whatever it is.
The story is cornball which is what the Three Stooges always were in the first place. This movie still brings the cornball but what makes this work is that the Stooges have been brought forward into current times but they're behavior has been stunted by their time at an orphanage. The way that other people interact with them is basically the same as it was in the original shorts. Modern culture looks…
Rarely does a film get a gut laugh out of me. This one did on several occasions. It’s a wonderful reminder of all the mirth that Curly, Larry and Moe brought to childhood in the 50s and 60s. Sean Hayes has Larry’s voice down pat, and Will Sasso is the perfect Curly. Imagine Larry David as a nun! And the Farrelly Brothers got the timing of the slapstick action just right. I loved that the movie was divided into three episodes, too. Well done!
I wouldn't have gone out of my way to watch this movie but seeing as it fell in my lap I won't complain. It was surprisingly cute. They were surprisingly engaging. I found myself giggling more than I expected or normally do at 'slapstick' humour......but this is the masters we're talking about. Don't get me wrong - I did get bored....everything else apart from their routines was boring (except for Larry of course) but I have to give the Farrelly bros raps for the casting of the parts, both as men and boys.....oh boy but the boys were superb in their roles.....everybody that played a Stooge seemed a Stooge. Too long but the good bits were good.
The Three Stooges
Worth Watching? Only for fans of The Three Stooges who don't hold them as untouchable sacred Gods.
One Good Thing:
If there is one way to do a Three Stooges "biopic"-esque origin, it's to pay homage to the original group and focus on the elaborate stunts and choreography. Instead of doing a made for TV type docudrama about the behind the scenes going ons or doing an all out straight up "reboot," The Farrelly Brothers make the Stooges characters that seem to be deliberate carbon copies of their predecessors, while being mostly an homage in honor of them. It's an odd mix that stays true to the spirit of the Stooges' shorts but doesn't fully…
A Review Haiku
How did this happen?
The Farrelly’s made it great.
A perfect tribute.
They had me at Larry David as a nun.
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