Overwhelming dislike - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 28
  2. Negative: 24 out of 28
  1. In all it's a pleasant surprise if not a great comedy.
  2. Reviewed by: Kevin Carr
    Sure, Dumb and Dumberer is dumb, dumber and dumberer than the original, but if you like that kind of banal, rustic and sophomoric humor (and I have to admit, I kinda do), it might be worth a buck or two at a discount theater.
  3. 50
    A harmless celebration of idiocy that is the cinematic equivalent of an overeager, block-headed puppy chasing its tail.
  4. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Fitfully amusing prequel.
  5. The movie's really about the impressions of the original performances by newcomers Eric Christian Olsen and Derek Richardson. Olsen does an uncanny Carrey, and Richardson vaguely resembles Daniels.
  6. Reviewed by: Laine Ewen
    Lacks the heart that might otherwise have breathed life into the pointless shtick.
  7. Without any of the patented Farrelly insight into the insecure, horndoggy teen in every man, and without a grown-up setting in which Harry and Lloyd can transgress like dum-dum geniuses,Dumb and Dumberer is dumberest.
  8. Exactly as you may expect, this thing is good for a few cheap little laughs and no more.
  9. Falls wildly short of its inspirations.
  10. 25
    The jokes? "Chicks are for fags," says Lloyd. The film is subtitled When Harry Met Lloyd. Believe me, you don't want to be there.
  11. Long, lumbering and endlessly unfunny.
  12. To call this effort misguided would be kind. The job this "prequel" does on the original Dumb and Dumber is the movie equivalent of surgery that removes all the vital organs and then gives the patient a prosthetic third arm. What's needed isn't there, and what's here we don't need.
  13. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    In "There's Something About Mary," the gross gags were hilarious. Here, they're just vile.
  14. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    The only bits worth watching are the scenes where Olsen is in full Carrey mode and Richardson is doing his best Jeff Daniels. The spot-on impersonations take the mind off the plot, the poo-poo gags, the clunky chase scene and the ripped-off finale.
  15. Reviewed by: Christy Lemire
    Has all the gross-out humor but none of the goofy sweetness. It also has neither of the Farrellys, which is agonizingly evident throughout.
  16. It's so sloppy that the flashback montage includes clips from scenes that were cut from the film!
  17. Reviewed by: Angel Cohn
    The film's only mildly appealing character is the "Big A" store clerk (Brian Posehn) who refuses to be amused by Lloyd and Harry's moronic antics; sadly, even he eventually succumbs to the film's relentless and overarching stupidity.
  18. 20
    Levy, Luis Guzman, Cheri Oteri -- utterly wasted. At 82 minutes it feels longer than “Lawrence of Arabia” -- and a lot less funny.
  19. 20
    Wasted comedy ringers Eugene Levy and Cheri Oteri co-star.
  20. 20
    While "Dumb and Dumber" possessed a bracing, genuine vulgarity, this new film is more often merely disgusting as it piles up jokes involving various bodily discharges and the unpleasant things that can be done with them.
  21. 20
    The best thing I can say about this limp prequel to the Farrelly brothers' Dumb & Dumber is that it obliged me to check out the original, which I'd been studiously avoiding for years. If you haven't seen it, it's pretty funny, and mercifully light on the scatology and cheap sentiment of later Farrelly efforts.
  22. 12
    So excruciatingly awful, the word "dumb" could sue for slander.
  23. 12
    Yes, I've seen Dumb and Dumberer, so you don't have to. As good deeds go, this is about as significant as getting a cat out of a tree, but believe me, you're better off at home, alphabetizing your old comic books, talking to your parents, or watching paint dry.
  24. 10
    To call it sophomoric would libel even the most pathetic, pimply underclassman.
  25. I wouldn't want you to consider even renting this thing. It would only encourage another prequel, this time featuring two dumb toddlers who keep walking into doors and become great pals. Call it "Duh and Duh."
  26. 0
    No movie could be more aptly compared to raw sewage than this film.
  27. Mind-numbing, soul-testing, character-defiling experience that offers not one nanosecond of comic relief.
  28. 0
    Even with its scant running time, this nightmarish travesty barrels along with all the whipcord speed and nimble comedic grace of a loved one’s funeral.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 81 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 50
  2. Negative: 27 out of 50
  1. Apr 16, 2014
    when they writers made a script they turned it into the three stooges basically . Its funny, retarted , . without Jim Carey in this comedy the movie is still an even bigger JACKASS . Grade C- maybe a D Full Review »
  2. May 12, 2013
    As a prequel, Dumb and Dumberer is the equal to a natural disaster. As your average teenage film (not to be taken seriously) I'd give it a nod. If you compare it to the first, I'll admit that this movie deserves hate. We all expected Carrey and Daniels to return with comical results. Olsen did a great job at playing Lloyd if that's any concillation while Richardson did a decent job as Harry. The rest of the cast should have been replaced for their sleepy performances and while I admire Eugene Levy, he should stick to playing Jim's Dad. If you love crude jokes and short laughs, then dumb and dumberer should garner your vote. In other words, this film is a pretty harmless, pretty reckless tale with a few gags but very poor performances from much of the cast. Full Review »
  3. May 11, 2013
    A toilet could write a better movie than this. First off, I usually like goofy comedies. I liked the original Dumb & Dumber. This one was just plain... Sorry that I have to use this word, but it was Retarded! Perhaps the worst comedy ever made. I think the guy who made this was just trying to see if something could be so stupid that it would break the laws of physics. It just may have done that. Full Review »