Dinner for Schmucks Synopsis
An executive's life enters a comic downward spiral after he meets a blundering IRS agent.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Dinner for Schmucks is lumbering, inconsistent and about 20 minutes too long, but it's funny. It's funny from the beginning, and it stays...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Dinner for Schmucks goes up in flames. Amusingly, perhaps -- but creatively, too.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Gussied-up rodents and inane male antics come together in funny and inspired ways in this screwball farce.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Though Carell and Rudd are both saddled with characters that just aren't as interesting as many they've played in the past, the movie...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
While the climactic dinner is a bit too much like a circus audition, Roach -- who helmed the "Austin Powers" movies as well as "Meet the...
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By Stephanie Zacharek
The problem isn't just that the gags feel airless and pointless; it's that the performers - many of whom have done wonderful work in other...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Far from a classic of precision farce, but it's funnier than the trailers make it seem.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
When Hollywood decides to remake French farce by Francis Veber, the result can be a champagne cocktail (La Cage Aux Folles spawning The...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
No schmucks were harmed in the making of Dinner for Schmucks. That's the problem.
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Wall Street Journal

By John Anderson
Pathetically unfunny most of the time.
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I'm in shock on how hard it was to watch this movie.

By Frijoles4u
I had to create an account on Fandango just so I could comment on this Movie. I'm a pretty tolerant person. I've only walked out of one Movie before and that was Blair Witch Project. Let me tell you...

Funniest Movie I've Seen in a While

By ndrone1
So, the plot is a little predictable - that much is true with almost any movie these days. Rarely, however, are comedies predictable and still hilarious. The last movie I found absolutely hilarious...

Surprisingly bad considering the actors

By guyinsaratoga
I went in w/ fairly low expectations and they were not met. I am a big Steve Carell and Paul Rudd fan, so even though I thought the movie might not be great, I thought they could do something w/ it....

I hate saying no to this.....

By lovestalentmoviefan
...because Roach,Carrell and in particular,Rudd,are always dependable,and can make anything funny..Not here...this script was for Schmucks,even the title should have been different. I got maybe 3...

Five Word Review

By EzraHugeReview
Dinner for Schmucks is HILARIOUS!!...

the first actually 'funny' movie in a long time

By jenn998
This movie is what you really call 'funny'...and so entertaining too...it was just hilarious...every scene...line...just off the wall funny...it was stupid funny- the kind of stuff you used to find...


By The-Best
Did the actors do this movie for free? The actors must have really needed the money to make a trashy movie like this!!!...

Five Word Review

By king_morton
OMG Out_Of_Your Seat_Comedy Go Enjoy...

Dinner For Schmucks

By mjrussell
This movie was very funny, cute, and unique. My husband and I enjoyed it very much and laughed out loud quite a few times throughout the movie. The acting was phenominal! I don't know how they were...

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By redyeah
Comic duo made in Holly-heaven...

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Rated PG-13 | For sequences of crude and sexual content, some partial nudity and language and sexual content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Slapstick comedy feasts on the nerdiness of others.
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