Dinner for Schmucks
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Dinner for Schmucks
An ambitious executive accepts an invitation from his boss to attend a dinner party where high-powered professionals make fun of unsuspecting dimwits in this remake of Francis Veber's 1998 comedy The Dinner Game. Upwardly mobile executive Tim (Paul Rudd) has just landed his company an extremely wealthy Swiss client when his boss, Lance (Bruce Greenwood), invites him to an exclusive, yet unusually mean-spirited dinner party where each of the high-powered executives brings a guest to make fun of. Recognizing that his long-awaited promotion is finally within reach, Tim begins to have second… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 42%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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 Dīner 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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