Yes Man
Yes Man (2008)

Carl Allen's life is going nowhere--the operative word being "no"--until he signs up for a self-help program based on one simple covenant: say yes to everything--and anything. Unleashing the power of "YES" begins to… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 19, 2008
DVD Release Date: April 7, 2009
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Jim Carrey's comic convulsions are the only bright spots in this otherwise dim and predictable comedy.

Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

I think this movie needs to be skipped.

Kyle Smith
New York Post

The first time I saw Yes Man, I thought the concept was getting kind of stale toward the end. As it turns out, that was only the trailer.

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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out Chicago

As self-help comedy, the movie is no more overdetermined than its own highbrow counterpart, Happy-Go-Lucky.

Ben Lyons
At the Movies

Contrived and silly to say the least.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

If you own the superior Liar Liar, you might as well stay home and watch it again. When Hollywood can't be both-ered to come up with new ideas, we have every right to just say no.

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Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy

It's a decent enough time-killer for Carrey fans and those after something light and non-taxing after a heavy Christmas Day feast.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

It's a small, nice return to form by Jim Carrey.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

There are flat performances in the film, false situations and bad lines, but the laughs are there and the message about personal transformation is timeless.

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Dave White

I have to admit that it was pretty funny a lot of the time.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Jim Carrey is hilarious with his customary physical humor, but he can't do much to compensate for gags that are mostly poorly conceived or just ridiculous,… More
Sophie Burgess
An easy and fun watch that isn't stupid which is great considering Carrey's lead role. Both Carrey and Deschanel give great performances and it has… More
Nicki Marie
Not the best... interesting idea for a comedy, but Jim Carrey is just too hammy in it and it lacks substance and feels shorter than it is. A few mild laughs and… More
Kevin M. Williams
Not a completely terrible pass of time and the message is probably an admirable one ("say YES to life!") but the work suffers from the heavy hand of… More
MisterYoda ?
three stars
Alice Shen
Really quite adorable. The fruition of Carl's Korean and guitar lessons is jubilant and moving.