75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Starts out wobbly but ends up quite nicely, primarily because Carrey has a wonderful acting partner in Zooey Deschanel.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Carrey's most satisfying live-action effort since "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind."
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
This is basically a nerd-loosening-his-tie romantic comedy done in the manic-compulsive mode of "Liar Liar."
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Like many previous Carrey vehicles, the point of this one directed by Peyton Reed is that one should not live at the extremes, but should achieve a balance between low and high, no and yes.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Yes, yes, it's Liar Liar 2.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
If you're thinking "yuck," you're right. I added the extra star for Zooey Deschanel, who is so delicious as his honey that you want not to say no to Yes Man.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The biggest problem with this movie - not that it's mediocre, dull, or barely written (though it's guilty on all counts). It's that Carrey himself is miscast.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
An appealing Deschanel does her best, but the pair is mismatched in every way, from age to attitude. The entire movie is hung on Carrey's shtick, so if you're a fan, you'll have a decent time.
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Enjoyable enough for what it is, a clever idea developed by fits and starts.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The comedy, to the extent there is any, consists mainly of Carrey's verbal asides and strained reactions to people. The script gives him very little to work with.
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46 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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