Dinner for Schmucks Synopsis
An executive's life enters a comic downward spiral after he meets a blundering IRS agent.
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75

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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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Dinner for Schmucks goes up in flames. Amusingly, perhaps -- but creatively, too.
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75

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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70

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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70

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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65

Movieline

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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63

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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63

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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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
No schmucks were harmed in the making of Dinner for Schmucks. That's the problem.
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30

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!!...

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By king_morton
OMG Out_Of_Your Seat_Comedy Go Enjoy...

Garbage

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!!!...

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...

Go to Dinner for Schmucks

By moimadkel
We thoroughly enjoyed Dinner for Schmucks! It was not only funny - it was touching and endearing. Steve Carell is great!...

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

More Info

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 OK for kids 14+ Slapstick comedy feasts on the nerdiness of others.
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