Metascore
46

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 30
  2. Negative: 9 out of 30
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  1. 38
    So laugh-poor that it shoves all its comedy chips on a bet that you can build a movie around nose gags.
  2. Even by Farrelly standards, the film is a washout.
  3. 30
    Lame, long, ugly joke of a movie.
  4. 30
    Ben Stiller, the movie's star, pretty much sinks the whole enterprise.
  5. 30
    Better than I expected, but since I expected it to be a horrific failure, that isn’t saying much.
  6. Monaghan’s comic timing saves this go-nowhere affair from 100 percent lousiness.
  7. A grim, shrill, deluded and incredibly depressing movie, so bewilderingly mean-spirited that the trademark Farrelly Brothers gross-out scenes feel like the sweetest.
  8. The ethnic humor that gave May's movie its charge is replaced by crass mean-spiritedness. If I were in movie hell, I'd rather see "Good Luck Chuck" again than return to this atrocity.
  9. Reviewed by: Colin Covert
    0
    The results are not endearing. Eddie comes off not as a beleaguered Everyman but a heedless, dishonest knob trying to undo a deal that gave him exactly what he deserved. The real surprise is Carlos Mencia, playing an exuberant clerk at the resort hotel. But when Carlos Mencia is the funniest thing in your movie, you've got serious problems.
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 77 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 38
  2. Negative: 15 out of 38
  1. Jun 2, 2013
    6
    A good movie until things go slightly sour. Most of the laughs you won't feel good about and Stiller's character is highly unlikeable. SomeA good movie until things go slightly sour. Most of the laughs you won't feel good about and Stiller's character is highly unlikeable. Some nice parts from the female leads and the lovely settings keep everything fresh but this Farelly brothers flick could have used a fresh lick of paint and the old formula to keep the laughs rolling in. Full Review »
  2. Nov 15, 2012
    4
    You can almost tell Stiller's not comfortable with the words coming out of his mouth. I'm not sure why he was picked for the role, since he'sYou can almost tell Stiller's not comfortable with the words coming out of his mouth. I'm not sure why he was picked for the role, since he's not the man for it. Don't get me wrong- I love Stiller. This is just not his material. Full Review »
  3. Apr 10, 2011
    7
    It seems that the Farrelly brothers got quite a bit right with The Heartbreak Kid. Eddie (Ben Stiller) is a guy who falls in love with andIt seems that the Farrelly brothers got quite a bit right with The Heartbreak Kid. Eddie (Ben Stiller) is a guy who falls in love with and marries a woman, Lila, only to realise on their honeymoon that she is a nightmare, meanwhile falling head over heels for another. This is a ricidulous story but there are so many things in this film that are just damn funny, most of all Eddie's best friend (Rob Corrdry) and father (Stiller's real father) who are so hopelessly off-the-mark in their advice, that these simple exchanges provide some of the funniest moments throughout. The entire Mexican sequence reeks of charm and Monaghan likewise, despite the fact that she is annoying in basically every other role she has played. The soundtrack, featuring a great mix of Bowie tracks keeps the film suitably up-beat. Despite the generally weak storyline there are too many laughs to call this another ordinary film. At times the comedy is subtle and at others profane - either suits in this light-hearted laugh fest.â Full Review »