Dumb and Dumber
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Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels play the title roles (though viewers may find themselves debating which is which) in this genially low-brow comedy. Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) are two intellectually-challenged best friends who share an apartment so messy that gangsters aren't sure how to trash the place; the guys also have a certain problem (not difficult to understand) holding on to jobs. Lloyd is working as a limo driver in Rhode Island when he picks up a beautiful and wealthy woman named Mary Swanson (Lauren Holly) who is being taken to the airport. Lloyd… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The plot, of course, is merely an excuse for an endless series of gags, and the percentage of them that score is fairly high."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"This is a long way from the social comedy of Jerry Lewis. The characters here are ultimately turned into punching bags or punch-line dispensers."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"...a modern classic of the comedy genre..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"The caviar of low-brow, gross-out comedy."
‑ Scott G. Mignola, Common Sense Media
"[Featrues] a plethora of memorable scenes."
‑ Mark Dinning, Empire Magazine
"Dumb and Dumber, which features Carrey and Jeff Daniels as nitwits traveling cross-country, is a frayed string of gags posing as a movie. Carrey, though, does literal-minded doofdom with peerless enthusiasm."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Given American cinema's current obsession with innocence and ignorance, at least this never romanticises its protagonists. They are genuinely, irredeemably, 100 per cent no-hopers."
‑ Tom Charity, Time Out
"From the puns to the slapstick to the toilet, Dumb and Dumber is performed at such a high level that it transcends many of its influences."
‑ Bill Clark, FromTheBalcony
"The Farrellys' knack for stupid, Three Stooges-esque comedy writ larger by an infusion of heart excels with the complementary screen teaming of manic Jim Carrey and consummate screen actor Jeff Daniels. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"This gleefully lowbrow film is best enjoyed by the young, and by those who can still laugh at the passing of gas."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The wholeheartedness of this descent into crude and rude humor is so good-natured and precise that it's hard not to partake in the guilty pleasures of the exercise."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"A movie that fully lives up to its name, right down to an opening credit sequence rife with intentional misspellings and grammatical errors."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Easily one of the funniest (and most quotable) movies ever made..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"...it tickles the funny bone often enough to merit serious consideration among lowbrow comedies."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Gross to the max but very funny, this succeeds through energy, ingenuity and -- against all the odds -- the charm of its dopey leads."
‑ , Film4
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