The Dilemma Synopsis
Before a presentation, a man sees the wife of his best friend and business partner with another guy.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The movie is much like a really long beer commercial - but a really dark one.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The dilemma of The Dilemma is that the conundrum at the center of the story isn't particularly hilarious.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
Despite bursts of hilarity and an A-list cast, this is a dark, difficult, weirdly existential film - like some seriocomic spin on "I and...
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By Michelle Orange
The Dilemma is bad in a way that seems to parody all the ways in which a film like, say, "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" was good.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Miles below the Woodman's class. It's possible that a more astringent script could have provided fuel for the actors and A-list director...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The Dilemma is so tone deaf to its themes that it thinks it's a light and slightly rude Vince Vaughn movie. It's not.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
What distinguishes The Dilemma in this genre is its resounding unfunnyness, its emotional dishonesty, and the general unlikability of its...
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USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Vaughn and James are likable enough, and they would have real chemistry in, say, an all-out comedy.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Howard never decides on tones that complement each other, and the dissonance is jarring.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This tonal mishmash cripples The Dilemma almost immediately, though there are many other speed bumps, including Vaughn's irritating,...
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The Dilemma

By tekchick45
The stars of this movie wasn't the big names but Channing Tatum and Queen Latifah. Those two were the only ones that brought any humor to the movie. The movie was very dry, unrealistic, and only...

The Dilemma (91/100)

By phillyeaglesfan769
The Dilemma follows the story of a man who must decide whether or not to tell his best friend that his wife is cheating on him. This movie turned out to be a big suprise for me as Vince Vaughn and...

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Good Movie. Very Funny

By jmccloy77
This was a good moie. You will definately like this movie. It had a wonderful story to it. The cast was great. They all seemed to have great chemistry with one another. I would definately recommend...

The Dilemma Movie Review

By Asianfreak
30 out of 100 It's really just a dull buddy comedy with no laughs, a great twist but the movie was horrible....

Dilemma - Not Great Not the Worst Movie Out There

By Tufrmone
We saw this movie at the new AMC Cinema Suites theatre. Two beers and the motorized leather recliner made this movie standable. This is the kind of movie that isn't a melodrama and isn't a comedy....

The Dilemma

By mako59
I saw a screening of this film while it was in development. This had to be one of the stupidest movies vie ever seen. They try desperately to make a comedy out of a spouse cheating on their partner....

Th Dilemma

By tmikul
Great movie. Well done and the title was fitting. It was not only a comedy but a well done story of real issues we seeen people face. The actors did a wonderful job and Ron Howard brought us another...

Save your money

By SD_Movie_Mogul
For a movie by Ron Howard this movie just comes up short. It was not funny at all and just dragged on and on. The only comedy came from Queen Latifah who was very funny but her time one screen was...

Unfunny Dilemma

By sole63
We were looking forward to a fun filled comedy and ended up with a dark, heavy movie. The story got a bit ridiculous at times. Had a tendency to drag and was just not very entertaining. I like...

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Rated PG-13 | For Mature thematic elements including sexual content
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