Metascore
39

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
  1. 38
    At its best, Dumb and Dumber is like an Ernest movie with a scatological bent.
  2. Reviewed by: Michael Sragow
    30
    But the screenplay for this deliberately over-the-top (under-the-bottom?) farce—about Carrey's unwitting retrieval of some ransom money and his effort to return it to his dream gal (Lauren Holly) in Aspen—doesn't pass muster as a string of moronic skits (studded with urine and fart jokes) or as a lampoon of buddy movies.
  3. An uneven collection of bodily function jokes, facial gyrations, sexual jibes and pedestrian slapstick, Dumb and Dumber appears to have been conceived by the leading lugheads themselves.
  4. 10
    An abominable, abdominal comedy. Aside from its tastelessness and dawdling pace, the movie’s chief problem is the lackluster chemistry between leading lummoxes Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 150 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 63
  2. Negative: 3 out of 63
  1. Feb 12, 2011
    10
    Why does it get a 39 Metascore? This is hilarious! I'm glad these users are exposing the truth, by getting it a rating of "universal acclaim". In your face critics! This movie was hilarious, clever, and stupid. A must see for all Carey fans and anybody else really. Full Review »
  2. Nov 16, 2012
    10
    Comedy Gold, there are so many humorous scenes in this movie if you do not laugh then you should see a doctor. The movie is a classic and it is worth your time seeing. Without Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey this movie would have been a flop big time. Full Review »
  3. Jul 6, 2012
    8
    Usually, I don't pay too much attention to what the critics have to say, but in this instance they are unquestionably wrong, wrong and did I mention... wrong! 'Dumb & Dumber' is a fine movie, but more importantly it is one of the funniest flicks I've personally ever had the pleasure of watching in my entire life. It is simply the KING of the buddy comedy genre, even almost eighteen years after it was originally released in movie theatres. Directed by the Farrelly brothers who excel at comedy and starring Jim Carrey, it's no wonder why this movie is great. Full Review »