Overwhelming dislike - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 26
  2. Negative: 22 out of 26
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  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    How inept is Serving Sara? It makes even Elizabeth Hurley seem graceless and ugly.
  2. 10
    All Serving Sara can offer is Perry with his arm shoulder-deep up a longhorn steer's backside, a wasted supporting cast that includes Vincent Pastore and Cedric the Entertainer, and a huge, comedian-shaped hole where Hurley's performance should be.
  3. When Serving Sara reaches beyond its grasp and dreams big, Perry and Hurley float the movie on aplomb and wit. When the film gears down for slower-paced set pieces and disposable villains, its stars find themselves knee-deep in a giant comedy cow pie.
  4. Perry isn't the only thing wrong with Serving Sara, but he's the thing that takes a pleasantly mediocre movie and turns it into an unpleasantly mediocre one.
  5. 38
    Even dumber than Perry's "Three to Tango," this latest sitcommy exercise is sporadically funny in spite of itself -- and not quite as dreadful as you would suspect.
  6. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Romantic screwball comedies are supposed to be at least a little romantic, but there's no chemistry between Perry and Hurley.
  7. Serving Sara, which often feels more like serving time, is one of those tortured Hollywood romantic comedies that starts with a passable premise and turns into an inventory of flat gags and weak lines set against a travelogue backdrop.
  8. 25
    Downright terrible: impossible to enjoy, impossible to believe.
  9. 25
    Defined by three characteristics. It is as stupid as a decapitated worm. It is as irritating as a mosquito buzzing around one's head. And it is as funny as "Schindler's List."
  10. 20
    Surprisingly, Hurley comes off better than either of her demonstrably more versatile co-stars; she's not much of an actress, but she has an engagingly saucy swagger and her open-mouthed expression of outraged disbelief is priceless.
  11. 0
    It's the kind of bad movie that gives bad movies a bad name.
  12. For all the hot air expended, this film ends up all smoke and no heat.
  13. The few jaunty, ''Friends''-inflected lines Perry does get off are lost among the cow pies.
  14. Folks, I think I'm speaking for all of us when I say this is pretty darn fine American entertainment
  15. 20
    Long before Serving Sara drags its butt to the finish line, you wish you were watching a different race.
  16. With the dog days of August upon us, think of this dog of a movie as the cinematic equivalent of high humidity.
  17. 10
    Misbegotten late-summer special.
  18. As a child, I thought pure hell meant eternal agony in the flames of Satan. Now I know it's looking down at your watch and realizing Serving Sara isn't even halfway through.
  19. Perry and Hurley don't have much chemistry, and the story is so dumb you might want to sue it for stupidity.
  20. Serving Sara is D.O.A., with nary a laugh to be found.
  21. This movie doesn't play; it just lies there, waiting to be kicked around by anyone unfortunate enough to have shelled out good money to see it.
  22. Let me say, in my desire always to be positive, that Serving Sara is the funniest film I know where a man sticks his arm up a bull's rectum to massage its prostate.
  23. 25
    A lazy, trite comedy that's made by people who don't care either.
  24. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    Little more than a mall movie designed to kill time.
  25. Numbingly feeble -- The dialogue is witless, the situations are lame, the humor juvenile and the chemistry between the stars nonexistent.

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