Metascore
21

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 29
  2. Negative: 24 out of 29
  1. Unfortunately, this version of the familiar formula lacks the inspiration, genuine wit and raunchy charm of 1998's outrageous "There's Something About Mary."
  2. It's getting tiresome, this stuff.
  3. 38
    It's so-so. As in mediocre. Even gross-out comedies need the stink of genius.
  4. 38
    Most of the film is one big blooper reel. There's not enough of a gap between the rejects and the finished movie.
  5. 30
    Maybe gross-out romantic comedy is a shallow well, and it was simply Rogers's misfortune to find himself with a bucket full of sludge.
  6. 30
    The movie is like a well-intentioned designer knockoff that doesn't know when to quit.
  7. A few clumps of very funny stuff (including a quick tonsorial reference to "Mary") can't hide all the spots that are bald instead of bold.
  8. 25
    The movie doesn't understand that embarrassment comes in a sudden painful flush of realization; drag it out, and it's not embarrassment anymore, but public humiliation, which is a different condition, and not funny.
  9. 25
    Aside from providing a lesson about movies with titles that provide their own bad review, Say It Isn't So gives low humor a bad name.
  10. 25
    The brothers (Farrelly) produced Say It Isn't So, which bears their stamp in every frame and features all of the elements their movies are known for, except one: laughter.
  11. In the same genre as the Farrellys' "There's Something About Mary" and "Dumb and Dumber," only lousy.
  12. 25
    Simply something you don't want to touch.
  13. 20
    It's a dull, unremarkable comedy.
  14. 20
    The humor stays on one low level throughout, and thus fades fast.
  15. 20
    Elicits not the voluptuous discomfort stirred by the boys' (Peter and Bobby Farrelly) best corporeal shenanigans but creeping embarrassment for everyone on screen.
  16. Reviewed by: Tom Keogh
    20
    I don't like Say It Isn't So, but I understand its karmic inevitability.
  17. All you really need to know about Say It Isn't So,the latest flatulent noisemaker from the Farrelly Brothers' gross-out comedy factory, is that late in the movie, Chris Klein punches a cow from behind and finds his arm stuck inside.
  18. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    20
    Even dumb farce has to be built on logic, but that crumbles in the face of a set of tired routines playing off of stock types.
  19. What a jolly comedy theme: incest.
  20. 10
    A script by Peter Gaulke and Gerry Swallow that is minus a shred of Farrelly wit.
  21. This time, the jokes about dead animals, gunk in the hair, incest and all other taboos are flatter than the road kill Gilly finds himself picking up for a living.
  22. Reviewed by: Reece Pendleton
    10
    A cringe-inducing flop.
  23. A black comedy in the form of vicarious serial punishment.
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 4 out of 12
  1. LanieM.
    Jun 23, 2006
    0
    Not even bad enough to be funny. Don't see it.
  2. Jan 19, 2014
    0
    This movie does not deserve to be talked about, but I think something needs to be said about desensitization. I've watched a lot of comedies, romantic and not. Some I've liked, and some are not my style. My complaint about this movie goes beyond style. It was going along ok, until I saw her slice the guy's ear off. Was I supposed to laugh? Was i supposed to think it was moderately humorous? Was I supposed to ignore it and keep watching, waiting for more drop-kicks? Never have I seen a comedy where body parts were severed. To those of you who may think I am over-reacting, I would like to suggest that you examine your morals and why you think dismemberment is funny.
    Frankly, I felt enraged and abused as I saw this and then switched the movie off and threw it out. Abused by a screenwriter who wishes to maintain our culture of violence. We have to lean, as individuals and as a society, to take a step back and learn how to say no. To re-claim and demand our dignity. If you think this was just a sight-gag, or the movie can be excused as a "black comedy", then I urge you to take a deeper look inside yourself and examine why the producers of this movie thought that such a gory scene would be accepted, or even enjoyed, by the mainstream public. What have you become?
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  3. DaveS
    Mar 31, 2009
    10
    Outstanding - if you cannot laugh, you carrot laarrrgghhh...pardon me for enjoying this to the core of my soul. We should have sacred solemn days of homage to the Farelly Bros for making movies like this - brilliant! Full Review »