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Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, the screenwriting team who penned Ed Wood, The People vs. Larry Flynt, and Man on the Moon, made their debut as directors with this broad comedy. Norm MacDonald stars as a chauffeur who decides to get revenge on his wealthy boss by kidnapping her dog. Produced under the titles Pittsburgh, Ballbusted, and Foolproof, Screwed also stars Danny De Vito, Dave Chappelle, Sherman Helmsley, Elaine Stritch, and Sarah Silverman. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 13%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Screwed is latenight cable TV filler disguised as a feature film."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"A shrill, stupid, brickbat-blatant piece of hackwork that practically sweats to be 'commercial.'"
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Screwed is a low-brow dognapping caper comedy that had all the early warning signs of a real stinker."
‑ Rob Blackwelder, SPLICEDWire
"Doesn't even have the decency to be horrifyingly funny."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The film's comedy falls like a thud in the path of forward progression, impeding laughter, believability, and sustained interest."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"If this is how they want to squander a hard-earned opportunity, they should keep their day jobs."
‑ Tom Keogh,
"much better than i thought"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"After watching this thankfully brief comedic abomination, one can't help thinking it was conceived during a 14-martini lunch."
‑ Nevin Martell,
"Once again, 'gross' does not automatically equal 'funny'."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Sweet and loopy."
‑ Shirley Sealy, Film Journal International
"Danny DeVito is the only cast member who succeeds in making something out of the movie's nothing of a screenplay."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"I can't imagine any other filmmaker doing much worse with the already-poor material than they have."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Avoid this like the plague."
‑ Eric Lurio, Greenwich Village Gazette
"Pitiful excuse for a film."
‑ James Brundage,
"There are also too many examples of being weird just for the sake of being weird."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
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