Dumb & Dumber 1994

Critics score:
66 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Stephen Holden, New York Times: A movie that fully lives up to its name, right down to an opening credit sequence rife with intentional misspellings and grammatical errors. Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: This is a long way from the social comedy of Jerry Lewis. The characters here are ultimately turned into punching bags or punch-line dispensers. Read more

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly: Dumb and Dumber, which features Carrey and Jeff Daniels as nitwits traveling cross-country, is a frayed string of gags posing as a movie. Carrey, though, does literal-minded doofdom with peerless enthusiasm. Read more

Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter: The plot, of course, is merely an excuse for an endless series of gags, and the percentage of them that score is fairly high. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: While I won't claim to have gone through this entire film without laughing, there are some long periods between chuckles. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Carrey, I am now convinced, is a true original. In The Mask, he had the screenplay and production to back him up. Here, the filmmaking is more uncertain. Read more

Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle: Inspired, irreverent, spark-driven comedy that takes you places you never thought a movie would go -- even a Jim Carrey movie. Read more

Tom Charity, Time Out: Given American cinema's current obsession with innocence and ignorance, at least this never romanticises its protagonists. They are genuinely, irredeemably, 100 per cent no-hopers. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: The wholeheartedness of this descent into crude and rude humor is so good-natured and precise that it's hard not to partake in the guilty pleasures of the exercise. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: An uneven collection of bodily function jokes, facial gyrations, sexual jibes and pedestrian slapstick. Read more

Rita Kempley, Washington Post: An execrable catalogue of doody jokes, Dumb and Dumber is an abominable, abdominal comedy. Read more