Metascore
37

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 33
  2. Negative: 12 out of 33
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  1. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    38
    A movie that gives marriage, homosexuality, friendship, firefighters, children and nearly everything else a bad name.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    38
    In what can only be described as a throwback to the awkward "gay" farces of the 1970s and '80s -- think "The Ritz" and "Partners -- this painfully uncomfortable buddy comedy trips all over itself to say something positive while still managing to offend. Worse still, it's just not funny.
  3. Plays like some uninformed seventh-grader's view of gay men.
  4. Formulaic 'Chuck & Larry' is a crass, unfulfilling effort.
  5. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    25
    So go on, pay your ten bucks and get your hate on.
  6. 25
    No comedy this year can beat this dud for mealy-mouthed hypocrisy.
  7. 25
    The movie isn't insulting to homosexuals but to comedy.
  8. Reviewed by: Joanne Kaufman
    10
    In under two hours, the synthetic, insufferable I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry manages to insult gays, straights, men, women, children, African-Americans, Asians, pastors, mailmen, insurance adjusters, firemen, doctors -- and fans of show music. That's championship stuff.
  9. 10
    So remarkably free of laughs I might as well have been watching John Wayne Gacy’s home movies.
  10. Comedy that seems designed to be as bad as it can be.
  11. Reviewed by: Toddy Burton
    0
    A movie full of weak moments, contrived to the point of painful.
  12. 0
    More than anything Chuck and Larry shows just how flaccid American movie comedy has become now that "Saturday Night Live" has replaced vaudeville as our comedy college.
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 130 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 44
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 44
  3. Negative: 20 out of 44
  1. NathanielD
    Jul 23, 2007
    10
    Are you kidding me? This movie was HILARIOUS. I've read so much crazy criticisms of this movie it's ridiculous. You've got Are you kidding me? This movie was HILARIOUS. I've read so much crazy criticisms of this movie it's ridiculous. You've got half saying it's offensive to homosexuals and half saying it's offensive to Christians. Yes, it's a pro-gay movie (which is great) and it wouldn't be able to show true empathy without showing the offensive side to homosexuals first. The ONLY reason this movie has bad reviews is that critics don't like Sandler at all, or they have a problem with dealing with homosexuality issues. Cheers to Kevin James and the Sandman for taking this on, it was awesome. Full Review »
  2. DmanM.
    Jul 25, 2007
    6
    C'mon now! So many people have to lighten up and judge this movie for what it is. Don't take yourself, this movie, or your C'mon now! So many people have to lighten up and judge this movie for what it is. Don't take yourself, this movie, or your perception of other people....and how they fit into your worldview so seriously that you forget this is stupid humor. As stupid humor goes...they do a pretty good job. Will I remember this movie a few months from now? Probably not. Was I entertained? I laughed a few times. Nothing else/nothing more. So, point your rage in the right direction, please. Full Review »
  3. LennyB.
    Jul 23, 2007
    9
    I was surprised to see such negative reviews. I thought the movie was one of Sandler's funniest! I'm sure this movie must ofI was surprised to see such negative reviews. I thought the movie was one of Sandler's funniest! I'm sure this movie must of offended many people however. as a big fan of Kevin James I thought the chemistry worked between him and Sandler very well. Full Review »