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  • Summary: Dinner for Schmucks tells the story of Tim, a guy on the verge of having it all. The only thing standing between him and total career success is finding the perfect guest to bring to his boss' annual Dinner for Extraordinary People, an event where the winner of the evening brings the most eccentric character as his guest. Enter Barry, a guy with a passion for dressing mice up in tiny outfits to recreate great works of art. (Paramount for Schmucks) Expand
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 37
  2. Negative: 2 out of 37
  1. It's outstanding work (Carell). It's also a really funny movie.
  2. Dinner for Schmucks goes up in flames. Amusingly, perhaps -- but creatively, too.
  3. 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.
  4. 63
    The film is sporadically amusing but gives the impression it should be generating more laughs than it does.
  5. 50
    It's suprisingly flat.
  6. 50
    With Paul Rudd as the would-be mocker and Steve Carell as the mockee, and all manner of new supporting characters and plot lines thrown in, and much less energy, delight, wit, humor and fun than the original was able to muster without any evident strain. There's the occasional bubble, I confess, but almost no delight.
  7. Pathetically unfunny most of the time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 89
  2. Negative: 22 out of 89
  1. Sep 8, 2010
    10
    I thought this film was hilarious. There were some neat inside homage jokes (Jeff Dunham doing a turn as Wayland Flowers and Madame) as well as jabbing at the art scene and the human condition in general.
    I think the original title of Dinner Game would have worked better intellectually
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  2. Aug 17, 2010
    9
    Hilarious movie. Greatly exceed my expectations. I laughed throughout the entire movie.
  3. Aug 14, 2010
    8
    Insanely funny. Even when things aren't as funny as the rest of the movie, Dinner for Schmucks never stops being entertaining. Recommend at least one viewing. Expand
  4. Oct 4, 2011
    6
    The movie centered on a lot of odd characters that made you laugh but it wasn't completely hilarious. I wouldn't say the odd characters they describe where completely far-fetched I have met some people that are too hilarious to believe that they actually believe themselves to be talented. Overall, the movie wasn't worth renting but I rented because of the two main actors. It was somewhat disappointing. Expand
  5. Dec 4, 2010
    4
    Movie for schmucks... Interestingly enough, I like Carelll, Rudd and Clement. I just hope I had watched them in a different movie; maybe a funny one. This one cost around 50 million euro, which is about 10 million per non-forced laugh if I'm generous. Expand
  6. Jul 30, 2012
    3
    I was very, very disappointed with this movie. The actors in it are undeniably good, but good actors alone can't save how lame the writing in this movie is. Steve Carrell, an extremely hillarious actor, works hard despite being given one of the most unlikable characters I've seen in a comedy in a long time, while Paul Rudd is just going through the motions here. The only actor that comes out looking good in this movie is Zach Galifianakis as the villian, which is more solid work from him. This movie is just really not very funny at all, and everybody involved deserves better than what they are given. Expand
  7. Aug 12, 2010
    0
    Horrible movie. NOT funny! I laughed maybe twice. People were walking out of the theater. The only time I have ever wanted to. Can't even come close to The
    Hangover.
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