Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 35
  2. Negative: 9 out of 35
  1. 38
    A labored and sour comedy.
  2. 38
    At some point the foul language, lascivious sight gags, references to sex toys, violence against animals and cruelty toward children simply ceases to be funny.
  3. 30
    Leaving the theater, I couldn't quell those waves of disappointment: It just should have been funnier.
  4. As the Farrellys have proved, tastelessness can be made palatable, but they've misfired with Me, Myself & Irene.
  5. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    This is a farfetched premise, and the movie pays a price for it.
  6. 30
    A kind of idealist fantasy that seems almost hamstrung by its plot.
  7. Reviewed by: Tom Keogh
    It's sporadically funny but often unfunny, the latter worse than not being funny enough.
  8. 10
    If you choose to see this puerile tripe, check your dignity at the door.
  9. It's by far the worst comedy either he (Carrey) or the Farrelly Brothers have ever made.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 74 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. Jun 11, 2014
    Seldom any laughs, even from Jim Carrey, who can only make a formulaic approach in all his physical comedy roles from 'Ace Ventura'. The acting is atrocious, as is the dialogue, and the story is just plainly not funny, How is this supposed to be funny, to laugh at a guy whose life is that petty and depressing and cruel is going beyond comedy and into insolence. Full Review »
  2. May 10, 2014
    Farrelly Brothers once and again create a good comedy its funny and a psychical comedy . Carrey once again is a great comedian in his movies but this is most pyschical movie he has ever been Full Review »
  3. Mar 9, 2013
    Jim Carrey always set the bar when it came to witty and all out ridiculous humour, but I'm just not sure just how much I enjoyed this film, it certainly wasn't a great film, but there where hilarious moments that may just save it.
    Carrey plays Charlie, a Rhode Island state trooper who bottles up all his troubles to the point of never facing any of his withstanding problems and issues that he has watched pass by. He does lead a simple and almost care-free life until he is drove to breaking point, and out comes his quite crude but equally hilarious alter-ego, Hank.
    He is then tasked with taking a suspected criminal across the country, only because his commanding officer (Robert Forster) believes he needs a holiday after his breakdown.
    The suspected criminal, however, is in the form of the delightful Renée Zellweger, who is the bubbly and often air headed damsel, who now has to deal with Charlie and his alter-ego Hank, because at this point the film does take a turn for the worse. It almost turns to a dumbed down and ridiculous conspiracy theory that just seems unnecessary, the plot had little promise to be riveting and enjoyable, the most enjoyable parts of the film consisted of Carrey and Zellweger NOT participating in the on going story, their strange encounters and dealings with Hank, with some hysteric moments,(Whitey the Albino, the introduction of Hank and some just too far, (the events after the vending machine scene just weren't funny, they were cringeworthy), but the movie does trot along at an OK pace due to the chemistry between Carrey and Zellweger, the former doing an excellent job of being the life and soul of the comedy in the film, apart from the odd shining moment from his three larger than life sons.
    For me, the Farrelly brothers just don't seem happy with maintaining their jokes to one film, there are several quips and puns in this that we have already seen before, and perhaps they still work, but they do push too far in trying to get the joke across, there is no subtlety involved in the writing of most of the jokes, and the true heart of the film gets lost in stupid nose noises and an ever expanding sub-plot.
    For what its worth, this is an enjoyable film, but not for re-watch value, and certainly not for a straight-up comedy.
    A decent attempt from the Farrelly's, but could have been much better.
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