Fun with Dick and Jane

Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 33
  2. Negative: 6 out of 33

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  1. Mr. Carrey is such an attention hog that most actresses have a hard time holding on to their corner of the screen when he's onboard, especially in broader comedies. But Ms. Leoni never cedes her ground. Both performers exude such acute neediness - there's a touch of Jerry Lewis and Lucille Ball in their mutual frenzy - that not to love them even a little would seem cruel.
  2. Plays like the setup for a movie that never materializes. It has all the elements for a successful comedy, but once the premise is presented, the film doesn't know how to deliver on its promise. That doesn't mean there is no fun in "Fun."
  3. 60
    Carrey's brand of exhausting physical comedy is a far cry from Segal's useful bewilderment, so this ride is both rougher and loonier.
  4. Reviewed by: Simon Braund
    60
    Carrey's back on top slapstick form and brews up great chemistry with Leoni.
  5. 58
    As social commentary, Fun With Dick and Jane wears Leno-thin. As a big-screen sitcom, it's a procession of hit-or-miss touches that cancel each other out.
  6. Most of it plays out as sub-medium-grade farce, but Carrey has some funny calisthenic bits where he appears to have the pliability of a rubber toy.
  7. This is familiar clowning territory for our actors -- hypothetically well-matched here, with Carrey a far more sophisticated and energetic comic partner for Leoni than Adam Sandler was in "Spanglish."
  8. While the 1977 Fun With Dick and Jane was a reasonably diverting sendup of conspicuous consumption with a subversive if not always razor-sharp comic edge, the new version... replaces smart performances with tired shtick.
  9. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    50
    There's really not much fun to be had with Dick and Jane - or anyone else in this anemic comedy.
  10. A sharply comic critique of corporate greed might have added to the national dialogue, but this is a series of hit-&-miss sketches.
  11. Unfortunately, the remake is as toothless as the original and gets bogged down in the humiliations of the Harpers' down-slipping life.
  12. The new film's social message comes through loud and clear, but something in the comedy seems constrained -- effortful, yet muffled. It might be a matter of the right tone never having been found.
  13. In mood and in content is just SO 20th century.
  14. 50
    So how can a project that began with such promise end up such a slick, pandering misfire? The answer, unsurprisingly, has a lot to do with Jim Carrey.
  15. 50
    It's the angriest comedy I've encountered all year, though it's pretty well spoiled by Carrey, who insists on turning it into a star vehicle with his slapstick and spazz attacks.
  16. 50
    Much of the film's comedy feels muted; Fun with Dick and Jane isn't a lot of fun.
  17. Wearing a brush cut that never fits the role, Carrey doesn't do a lot here besides flash those vampire-nerd teeth, and I grew weary of seeing them.
  18. It's all well and good to run a scroll of corporate evil-doers at the end of the film as in Dick and Jane, but if these robber barons were skewered properly along the way, such heavy-handed, last-minute tactics wouldn't be necessary.
  19. 40
    This is satire made from the inside of the ivory tower, and when, late in the third act, Fun With Dick and Jane decides to come on strong with platitudes about how the petit bourgeois really can stick it to the haute bourgeois, it goes from bad to worse.
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 113 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 49
  2. Negative: 13 out of 49
  1. M.M.
    Dec 26, 2005
    8
    I don't see why so many people can't just sit back and enjoy a movie. You don't have to point out every mistake. The movie was I don't see why so many people can't just sit back and enjoy a movie. You don't have to point out every mistake. The movie was entertaining, that's all that matters. Full Review »
  2. Mar 5, 2016
    3
    Usually i'm a great Jim Carrey fan! I've watched tons of his movies. Now Dick is a character, that won't show you the true talent of thisUsually i'm a great Jim Carrey fan! I've watched tons of his movies. Now Dick is a character, that won't show you the true talent of this comedian genius. Full Review »
  3. Mar 5, 2015
    5
    It's a really funny movie. It is a little naive but pretty funny and interesting.*********************************************************************