Metascore
37

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 28 Critics What's this?

User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Starring: ,
  • Summary: The story of two seemingly very different men, caught up in a stupendous battle of egos. Max Fairbanks (DeVito) is a very wealthy, powerful man who has built an incredibly successful business empire by being ruthless. Kevin Caffrey (Lawrence) is a sophisticated procurer of other people'sThe story of two seemingly very different men, caught up in a stupendous battle of egos. Max Fairbanks (DeVito) is a very wealthy, powerful man who has built an incredibly successful business empire by being ruthless. Kevin Caffrey (Lawrence) is a sophisticated procurer of other people's possessions. An accidental meeting brings the two men together, and in a simple moment their fates are sealed. (MGM) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 28
  2. Negative: 10 out of 28
  1. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    80
    The movie made me laugh a lot anyway. It has a big, inventive cast of loons and a great premise.
  2. Best when DeVito plays off the supporting cast surrounding him.
  3. Reviewed by: Carla Meyer
    50
    This sometimes funny but ultimately convoluted movie would have benefited enormously from letting Lawrence loose.
  4. Certainly grows in its own right, into a coarse-grained summer vaudeville that could have been much smarter and sharper without losing its target audience.
  5. Laborious in the unfolding of its plot, and under Sam Weisman's brash direction the unabashed amorality of the material is crass rather than sly in tone.
  6. 33
    A film with almost zero redeeming value.
  7. Maybe the worst thing that can happen is that every other movie at the multiplex will be sold out this weekend.

See all 28 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7

Trailers