• Released
  • December 16, 1994
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 46 min
  • Comedy
  • 77 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A dog groomer (Jeff Daniels) and a limo driver (Jim Carrey) chase a dream girl (Lauren Holly).

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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
This wacky buddy road film... has a brilliant glow of intelligence behind the stupidness. It's easily the funniest movie of the year.
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70

Variety

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A flat-out celebration of stupidity, bodily functions and pratfalls. Yet the wholeheartedness of this descent into crude and rude humor is...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
There are limits to how much comic irony can be wrung out of the sight of two grown men acting like complete cretins.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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An atrocious movie. An offensively stupid movie. A movie so witless and so crammed with bathroom humour that you will be deeply thankful for...
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60

TV Guide

Underlying the slapstick, however, is an extravagant parody of American culture--bad taste, bad manners, the gushing sentimentality of...
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50

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Maybe it's indicative of my end-of-the-year brain-fry, but this dopey comedy about two of the dumbest guys in the universe on a road trip...
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The plot is lame, but that doesn't matter, because Dumb and Dumber is essentially pitched at the level of an "Airplane!"-style movie, with...
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50

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
A few of the bad-taste gags are funny, and Carrey's grimaces have a certain inspired delirium, but this is a long way from the social...
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40

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
A movie that knows much better than to try to make sense. It is essentially a strung-together series of gags, most of them thought up by...
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38

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
At its best, Dumb and Dumber is like an Ernest movie with a scatological bent.
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Rated PG-13
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