The Love Guru
The Love Guru (2008)

Austin Powers trilogy star Mike Myers collaborates with writer Graham Gordy for this comedy concerning a self-help guru named Pitka (Myers) who devotes his life to unknotting the romantic entanglements of troubled couples. As a young child,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 20, 2008
DVD Release Date: September 16, 2008
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Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Love Guru features far too many gross-out gags, and too few earned laughs, ranking as one of Mike Myers' poorest outings.

David Jenkins
Time Out

They say sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. Well 'they' obviously haven't seen 'The Love Guru', an overgrown dirt-patch of clunking juvenilia.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

If you're in the mood for a delightful tweak of today's self-actualizing New Age gurus, look elsewhere. If, on the other hand, you want to see gags about boogers, elephant poop, and mano-a-mano duels with mops drenched in urine, then this is for you.

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Annie Wagner
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

For the first half hour of this badly misconceived Mike Myers movie, I did not laugh.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's just deadly.

Christopher Orr
The New Republic

The endless winks at the camera look more desperate, the jokes at Troyer's expense seem more tasteless.

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Mark Asch
Stop Smiling

The Love Guru just feels lazy, filling time with jokes about Celine Dion, Oprah Winfrey, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Myers and Kanye West's Katrina telethon appearance -- essentially, inside jokes for everyone in the world with cable.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

The Love Guru is insulting to anyone with a healthy sense of humor and the simple desire to laugh.

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John Anderson
Washington Post

Mike Myers is anti-comedy . . . that is, if one presumes comedy ought to be smart, new, surprising or, yes, funny.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A movie so absolutely puerile, unfunny and dreadful in every aspect imaginable that it makes you want to take Mike Myers by the hair and beat him with a tire… More
Leigh Ryan
Not that funny and/or exciting. Although Justin Timberlake was brilliant and I would probably watch more of him doing that character.
Jim Careter
A horrible movie. I laughed maybe twice at this crappy film, not only was it stupid, there was no point to it. I cant say anything else about it because it… More
Ginny †X
As stupid as stupid goes, a few nuggets here and there, ok-ish.
Alexis Nomm
Mike Myers has done it again. He's made another totally pointless, but beyond hysterical movie. As long as you know it's going to be stupid and going… More
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