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: June 14, 1996
DVD Release Date: August 8, 2000
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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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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a sporadically engaging yet often misguided thriller that passes the time well enough, admittedly, but accomplishes little else.

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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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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

A twisted comedy about TV addiction. Teens OK.

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Leonard Klady

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

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

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

Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

One of the most underrated comedies of all time.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Funny dark comedy, but not so good as look like. Rotten.
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
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
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24/01/2013 (Quickflix, PS3)
Jim Careter
Jim Carrey is funny, but the rest of the film is pretty much just "ehh."