New ‘Dumb And Dumber TO’ movie got mostly negative reviews from top critics. Universal Pictures released their new comedy flick, “Dumb And Dumber TO” into theaters this weekend, and all the top movie critics have submitted their reviews. It turns out that most of them didn’t like it at all, getting an overall 35 score out of 100 across 31 reviews at Metacritic.com.
The movie stars: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden, Rachel Melvin and Kathleen Turner. We’ve added blurbs from a few of the critics,below.
Ty Burr at the Boston Globe, gave it a mediocre 63 score to start things off. He said: “Everyone has piled into this dumber, sillier, more consistently funny reprise with an enthusiasm that’s infectious, and not in a low-grade medical way.”
Sara Stewart from the New York Post, gave it a 50 grade, simply stating: “From time to time, it works.” Susan Wloszczyna at RogerEbert.com, gave it a 50 score as well, stating: “Still, I laughed — enough to feel mortified at myself.”
Betsy Sharkey from the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 50, stating: “The sequel sometimes feels like a series of gags ginned up by a gaggle of writers who are not always on the same page.”
Inkoo Kang from TheWrap, gave it a 50 score, saying: “The visuals remain homely and brutally efficient, the plot convoluted but the pacing brisk, and the humor often inventive and resourceful — and just as often tired or offensive (to women, people of color, gays and lesbians, old people, take your pick).”
Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 50 grade. He stated: “Carrey and Daniels throw themselves into the characters they inhabited 20 years ago, whether it means allowing their crotches to be doused, using their rear ends as comedic weapons, or just saying really stupid things. Sometimes it’s pretty damn funny. Almost always, it feels just a little bit desperate.”
Andrew Barker from Variety, gave it a 50 score too. He said: “Sporadically very funny, mostly very tedious, and sometimes truly vile, this 18-years-too-late sequel nonetheless exhibits a certain puerile purity of purpose.”
Jason Clark over at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 42, stating: “The ultimate sad realization is not that Dumb & Dumber To doesn’t match the original’s good-time quotient, but that it might not even be as good as—yikes — “Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd.”
Manohla Dargis from The New York Times, gave it a 40 score, saying: “The Farrellys are still not much interested in film as a visual medium, and when Lloyd and Harry aren’t smacking each other or dropping their pants, you might as well be listening to a radio play. There’s a story, but it doesn’t matter, certainly not to the leads or the good-natured sidekicks like Kathleen Turner and Rob Riggle.”