Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 30
  2. Negative: 4 out of 30
  1. The comedy, to the extent there is any, consists mainly of Carrey's verbal asides and strained reactions to people. The script gives him very little to work with.
  2. 10
    With Yes Man, Carrey has bled the well dry, doing everything he knows how to do, over and over again, just to prove that he still knows how to do it. It's exhilarating to see brilliance in a comic; but by the time you start smelling it, the game is over.
  3. 38
    The first time I saw Yes Man, I thought the concept was getting kind of stale toward the end. As it turns out, that was only the trailer.
  4. Reviewed by: Dan Zak
    Even though Carrey is a bit mellower these days, the schtick feels dated. He's doing material from the '90s.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 155 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 57
  2. Negative: 10 out of 57
  1. Sep 25, 2011
    Jim Carrey needs to perform in better, funnier movies with optimism...
  2. Feb 1, 2011
    A light, funny and enjoyable film that isn't for the whole family, But for a jim carrey fan who is in the mood for a wild, sometimes vulgar comedy.SEE it? yes yes yes!!! Full Review »
  3. DanielB.
    Jul 8, 2009
    Anyone who can get over the sometimes predictible jokes can enjoy this film. Jim carey is perfect in the role as carl and is what was needed to make this film work. Full Review »