91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
All three of the leads get very close to the Stooges' old looks and personalities, but they do more than impersonate; they inhabit.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Stars Chris Diamantopoulos, Will Sasso and Sean Hayes are on the money as Moe, Curly and Larry in a film containing more plot and sentiment than the boys' shorts ever had.
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80

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
Bobby and Peter Farrelly's The Three Stooges is not particularly great, though it is possibly brilliant, a picture that goes beyond homage to become its own rambunctious invention - it's one big eye-poke, with footnotes.
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75

Slant Magazine

By Jaime N. Christley
After what seems like an eternity of inanity and incompetence in the realm of Cats & Dogs and Squeakquels, the Farrelly brothers' direction is downright classical.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Pop culture references intermingle with the loopy trio's iconic foolishness, and the result is a movie with some big laughs, plenty of heart and terrible coifs.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
How could the Farrellys not? It pleases me to report that the movie is far from a disaster – on a dozen or so occasions, it's even funny.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I didn't laugh much. I don't think the Stooges are funny, although perhaps I might once have. Some of the sight gags were clever, but meh. The three leads did an admirable job of impersonation. I think this might be pretty much the movie Stooges fans were looking for.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
There's just some great imitations of what remains an acquired taste.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The Stooges were always better in short doses. And 90 minutes of PG nyuk-nyuk-nyuk can seem like an eternity.
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0

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's just not enough to say that The Three Stooges is the death of comedy. Rather, it's the death, burial, putrefaction and decomposition of comedy. It is where comedy, once alive, ends up as dust blowing in the wind, like something out of a really bad Kansas song.
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56 out of 100
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