The Darwin Awards
The Darwin Awards (2006)

When a San Francisco homicide detective with a keen eye for criminal profiling is fired for botching the arrest of a notorious serial killer, his subsequent effort to reinvent himself as an insurance claims case-investigator leads him to… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 5, 2006
DVD Release Date: July 31, 2007
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

The humor dissipates as we watch one weird death after another.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A delightful, winning tribute to those annual kudos given to people who died from sheer stupidity, thereby improving the gene pool.

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Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

Writer/ director Finn Taylor's problem is that he wrote a painfully weak script, mostly wasting both acting talent and funny stories in the process.

James Greenberg
Hollywood Reporter

Taylor and his friends seem to be having a great time but could have let the audience in on the joke.

Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

If writer/director Finn Taylor could have made up his mind about the movie he was making, it would have held together better.

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Christopher Null

tries so very hard but just doesn't manage to be very funny

Dennis Harvey

Sports too many formulaic weaknesses of mainstream laffers while straining for an indie cred that hitherto came naturally to writer-director Finn Taylor.

Kam Williams

Just a voyeuristic excuse to watch people die in different ways.

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Eric D. Snider

Will probably deserve a Darwin Award itself after dying quietly at the box office and thus strengthening the art of filmmaking in general.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Pretty good comedy based on the popular series of books. I loved the books, and I thought this film captured the feel of the series very well. Of course the… More
xGary Xx
Based on the website devoted to people who have removed themselves from the gene pool in variously absurd ways, this cash-in of the idea features Joseph Fiennes… More
Cast: Joseph Fiennes, Winona Ryder, David Arquette, Chris Penn, Max Perlich, Brad Hunt, Tim Blake Nelson, Julianna Margulies, Tom Hollander, Juliette Lewis,… More
James Alvarez
A very enjoyable rough film.
Michael Gildea
The Darwin Awards is a flawed but oftentimes fun movie. Joseph Fiennes and Winona Ryder are great even if their chemistry is iffy at times. This movie is more… More
Summer W.
relatively amusing with a lot of fun cameos.