Say It Isn't So 2001

Critics score:
9 / 100

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Ebert & Roeper: Read more

Tom Maurstad, Dallas Morning News: A comedy that is downright tragic. Read more

Stephen Holden, New York Times: Even by the proudly vulgar, dumbed-down standards of the Farrelly Brothers' novelty products, Say It Isn't So is an uninspired dud. Read more

Reece Pendleton, Chicago Reader: A cringe-inducing flop. Read more

David Edelstein, Slate: More sweet than offensive. Read more

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Please say it isn't showing. Read more

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Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle: Boring, distasteful and predictable with brief flashes of wit that don't occur frequently enough to make the wait between chuckles worthwhile. Read more These aren't really jokes in the sense that something funny is happening. You're mostly expected to laugh at the idea that there are people who aren't laughing, which is just shallow and incredibly easy. Read more

Steven Rosen, Denver Post: A horrifyingly moronic comedy that is boring rather than outrageous. Read more

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly: The movie keeps coming up with new ways to jolt, pelt, humiliate, and generally torture its characters, yet there's so little pace or invention to the way it's all staged that the synthetic mock cruelties barely register as jokes. Read more

Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail: This review is written in a state of posttraumatic shock. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: Say It Isn't So is the kind of movie that makes Dumb & Dumber and Kingpin, a couple of early Farrelly Brothers movies I was not fond of, seem like comedic triumphs. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: The movie doesn't understand that embarrassment comes in a sudden painful flush of realization; drag it out, and it's not embarrassment anymore, but public humiliation, which is a different condition, and not funny. Read more

Stephanie Zacharek, Not even the beaver jokes are funny in this rangy, uneven Farrelly brothers rip-off. Read more

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: Stroke jokes, prosthesis jokes, jokes about body hair and smells, and jokes involving the private parts of cows can't keep this one afloat. Read more

Wally Hammond, Time Out: Poor timing and muffed set pieces are compounded by implausibility and inconsequence. Read more

Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today: But it is so. In fact, it's so-so. As in mediocre. Read more

Robert Koehler, Variety: Read more

Jessica Winter, Village Voice: The film elicits not the voluptuous discomfort stirred by the boys' best corporeal shenanigans but creeping embarrassment for everyone on screen. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: The jokes about dead animals, gunk in the hair, incest and all other taboos are flatter than the road kill Gilly finds himself picking up for a living. Read more