The Cable Guy
The Cable Guy (1996)

Originally planned as a silly vehicle for Chris Farley, in the hands of director Ben Stiller and star Jim Carrey, The Cable Guy became an opportunity for Carrey to flex some of his darker comedic muscles as stalker Chip Douglas. Matthew… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 8, 2000
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54%
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51%



Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

It's a fairly interesting effort -- much more ambitious than most Carrey vehicles.

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Time Out

Stiller's film ranks as an honourable failure.

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

A twisted comedy about TV addiction. Teens OK.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

Aiming, perhaps, for a neat double helix of black humor and prankishness, they've ended up with a pretty ugly granny knot.

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

Much of it plays like a personal boob tube with Carrey trapped inside, determined to act his way out in a freak show of mugging. He's a disturbing mixture of psychopath and lonely soul. Here, as always, a little Carrey goes a long way.

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

One of the most underrated comedies of all time.

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Leonard Klady
Variety

While some of its antic set pieces are genuinely funny, this fuzzy-focus outing is hopelessly disconnected and ultimately unsatisfying.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Carrey runs riot, and Stiller won't stop him.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The writer and director can't keep pace with the dark places Carrey takes the script.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Eugene Bernabe
Jim Carrey shines as usual, but the film can be easily forgettable with the amount of simplistic humor and tone. The Cable Guy has its moments but is easily… More
Alex roy
The Cable Guy is a decent comedy with lots of flaws. Though it's interesting to see Jim Carrey act in a more darker comedic role, at times the film tries… More
EightThirty .
24/01/2013 (Quickflix, PS3)
Jim Careter
Jim Carrey is funny, but the rest of the film is pretty much just "ehh."
Samuel Riley
A big hit and miss, yet it's a pretty good cult film. Confusing and not amazing during the first watch. However the second time, it was funnier and certain… More
Tyler Kirk
Are you looking for a light-hearted comedy film to show your little 8 and 9 year olds like Dumb and Dumber or Ace Ventura, both also by Jim Carrey. This is not… More

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