Dinner for Schmucks

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Mixed or average reviews- based on 230 Ratings

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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 mostDinner 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 37
  2. Negative: 2 out of 37
  1. 80
    The film collects a cast of performers who know how to be funny. The success of this movie, following a formula upheld by just about any recent hit comedy you can name, lies as much with supporting players and plot-derailing set pieces as with the central story and characters.
  2. 75
    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.
  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. It's probably best not to think very hard about any of it -- just dummy up and laugh along.
  5. Reviewed by: Tom Shone
    50
    This tawdry freak show is a telling substitution for the actual stupidity mocked in Veber's original. Roach's remake manages both mean-spiritedness and timidity the same time. That's some feat-moviemaking for boneheads.
  6. 50
    It's suprisingly flat.
  7. Pathetically unfunny most of the time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 94
  2. Negative: 22 out of 94
  1. JendoS
    Aug 3, 2010
    10
    One of the funniest movies of all time. Only a few movies can make me tear, and this is one of them.
  2. SmossdaddyX
    Jul 31, 2010
    10
    Movie is hilarious. Laughed my rear end off.
  3. Feb 24, 2013
    8
    To be honest, I find most movies in the "stupid funny" genre to just be stupid and a waste of time, but I like Paul Rudd and Zack GalifianakisTo be honest, I find most movies in the "stupid funny" genre to just be stupid and a waste of time, but I like Paul Rudd and Zack Galifianakis so I gave it a shot, and I'm glad I did. It was definitely one of the funniest movies I've seen in a while. Expand
  4. Nov 28, 2012
    6
    Though some moments of the film (including its premise) are fairly low, it still has its moments and Steve Carell does prove to be hilarious.
  5. Feb 15, 2011
    5
    Booooo. I spent 6 bucks on this and didn't even make it to the dinner (you know, the dinner for schmucks? I turned it off). There were laughsBooooo. I spent 6 bucks on this and didn't even make it to the dinner (you know, the dinner for schmucks? I turned it off). There were laughs in what I did see, but very few and far between. Oh, and dumb, "you won't crack a smile" type stuff - There's quite a bit of that. Some very funny actors in a film with a sub-par script. Would there have been rewarding laughs if I had seen it through? I don't think that matters. Expand
  6. Aug 18, 2010
    4
    I haven't seen French movie it's based on, but Dinner for Schmucks was very disappointing. The trailer continued at least half of the trulyI haven't seen French movie it's based on, but Dinner for Schmucks was very disappointing. The trailer continued at least half of the truly funny moments in the movie, of which there were precious few. It starts off fairly strong, but loses almost all steam in the painful-to-watch scenes involving Rudd's character's "stalker." The first scene just sucked the life out of the movie, and it doesn't really regain its footing until near the end, and even then still can't capture the strength of the first 15-20 minutes. I really like the cast, but unfortunately the jokes just weren't there, and instead we get a movie that can't decide if it wants to be funny or poignant and winds up neither. Expand
  7. Hero
    Jul 31, 2010
    0
    This movie was terrible, awkward, and stupid. You must be dumb if you liked this. The guy named Barry in this movie was just plain annoying. This movie was terrible, awkward, and stupid. You must be dumb if you liked this. The guy named Barry in this movie was just plain annoying. I hate this Expand

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