Dinner for Schmucks
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Dinner for Schmucks
Tim, an up-and-coming executive, has just received his first invitation to the "dinner for idiots," a monthly event hosted by his boss that promises bragging rights (and maybe more) to the exec that shows up with the biggest buffoon. Tim's fiancée, Julie, finds it distasteful and Tim agrees to skip the dinner, until he bumps into Barry - an IRS employee who devotes his spare time to building elaborate taxidermy mouse dioramas - and quickly realizes he's struck idiot gold. Tim can't resist, and invites Barry, whose blundering good intentions soon sends Tim's life into… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 42%

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"You know you're in trouble when the best thing in your movie is a bunch of dead rodents."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"With moments of fitful hilarity, the pairing of Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and a talented cast of secondary actors, there's plenty here to keep summer comedy fans satiated, if not entirely satisfied."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Dinner For Schmucks seems promising at first but too many plot points feel forced and the humor is too dumb to enjoy."
‑ Matt Joseph, We Got This Covered
"The real schmucks are the people responsible for this movie."
‑ Greg Maki, Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
"A mediocre sitcom serving up a half-baked, TV dinner. Check please!"
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"A decent cast wrestle with a crummy script in this loose and creaky Hollywood spin on Le Dîner de Cons..."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"Pure, tasteless slapstick silliness with little on its mind beyond cheap yuks."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"The actors have been placed in a story that is not inherently funny, and they do what they can to muscle it, through their not inconsiderable talents, into working. It doesn't, and you can see the sweat."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"The movie suffers by stifling the [Rudd's] natural comic ability and no one comes away from it fully satisfied."
‑ Dave White, Movies.com
"While it has a few humorous moments, the characters are either so bizarre or so stereotyped and the tone so changeable, it's hard to like the movie as a whole."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"The movie has a slew of goofball moments that don't add up to a consistently hilarious outing."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Dinner for Schmucks may be as broad as the proverbial groaning board, but Rudd and Carell bring out its most toothsome delights."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Don't believe the misleading trailers. There's more to laugh at than they would have you believe."
‑ Jeff Beck, Examiner.com
"Occasionally quite funny, and oddly relevant to the nature of our culture, but this dinner is a little underwhelming."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"Not quite the four star comedic meal it promises at the outset, Dinner for Schmucks makes for a tasty repast, nonetheless."
‑ Richard Knight, Knight at the Movies
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