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  • Summary: A state trooper (Carrey) has a split-personality, one of which is mild-mannered and one violently aggressive. Comedy ensues when both personalities fall in love with the same woman (Zellwegger).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 35
  2. Negative: 9 out of 35
  1. 90
    Irresistibly deranged.
  2. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    75
    It has a few laughs, but it also has a lot of dead air, and barely any plot at all. In sporting terms, it's no home run.
  3. 67
    While they've managed to make a funny movie, they haven't made a great comedy.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Horton
    50
    These film-making provocateurs are divided between sweet and sour, between the romance of classic screwball comedy and Mad magazine on acid.
  5. 50
    It's not dumb-good. It's dumb-stupid.
  6. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    40
    Funny as much of the action is, however, the approach feels rather less fresh, and the gross-outs seem more gratuitous.
  7. It's by far the worst comedy either he (Carrey) or the Farrelly Brothers have ever made.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. MyName
    Mar 19, 2008
    10
    My favorite film. It had a great plot and Jim Carrey was hilarious, although the film would have been better if he sisnt have this big white plaster on his chin for half the movie. Overall, I loved it. Expand
  2. Sep 8, 2011
    10
    I AM A DIE HARD FAN OF "Jim Carrey" AND I LOVE WATCHING HIS MOVIES AND THIS MOVIE IS DRIVING ME CRAZY, I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO TELL MORE BECAUSE I LIKED IT THAT MUCH MOTHER **** HIS ACTING,SCREEN PLAY AND "Renée Zellweger"S ACTING IS GREAT SHE LOOKED GORGEOUS IN THE MOVIE AND MORE I LOVE JIM THAT'S IT Expand
  3. May 10, 2014
    10
    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 Expand
  4. EstebanF.
    Mar 1, 2006
    8
    Amazing jokes, but an horrible plot. No more comments.
  5. GavinC
    Jul 27, 2009
    7
    It may be quite crude, but the laughs keep it on its feet.
  6. Mar 9, 2013
    6
    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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  7. Jun 11, 2014
    1
    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. Expand

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