“'Good Luck' Gone Nearly Bad”
“Not Even The Gorgeous Jessica Alba Could Save This One...”
“This A Funny One!”
“Good Ol Romantic-comedy”
“Haven't Seen One This Good In A While!”
“My Number # 1 Favorite Dane Cook Of All Time ”
“Very Cliche But Still Enjoy.”
“Dane Cook Proves Again His Welcome Has Officially Been Worn Out, But Those Who Think His Own Xeroxed Punchlines Are Still Funny Will Enjoy It. I'm No Longer One Of Them.”
Can we finally just admit that Dane Cook isn't funny?
Chris Nashawaty - Entertainment Weekly
The main audience for Good Luck Chuck wants to confront one of the central cultural questions of our time: Will Jessica Alba take her top off?
A.O. Scott - New York Times
Cross the street to avoid this one.
Peter Bradshaw - Guardian [UK]
Does [Cook] want to lose the hip, smart 20- and 30-somethings his comedy routines are aimed for and become a sort of second-rate Adam Sandler attracting teenagers who giggle like Beavis and Butt-head at shots of naked women and disgusting jokes about sex?
Desson Thomson - Washington Post
It's a good device either for science-fiction or romantic comedy. But since there's no intelligence to drive the jokes, the gimmick turns tiresome quick.
Wesley Morris - Boston Globe
There's still time, but for now, Fogler gets my vote for the worst performance of the year.
Jack Mathews - New York Daily News
First-time director Mark Helfrich brings a ham-fisted insistence on the obvious and a tendency to overstate raunchy humor until the raunch becomes a bore.
Amy Biancolli - Houston Chronicle
Here is the dirty movie of the year, slimy and scummy, and among its casualties is poor Jessica Alba, who is a cutie and shouldn't have been let out to play with these boys.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
The film is some sort of humor-deprivation experiment.
Michael Phillips - Chicago Tribune
Some of the audience seemed to be having fun, but for me it was like a Farrelly brothers gross-out without the laughs.
Jonathan Rosenbaum - Chicago Reader
Cook has a nice comic personality but zilch in the way of comic material. But then, it's not as if any of those teenage boys are going to care about that.
Jeff Strickler - Minneapolis Star Tribune
A movie that simultaneously squanders its leads and its DVD extras.
Brian Lowry - Variety
The sex jokes, all of them clammy and stale, are reminiscent not of Wedding Crashers but of an Eighth Avenue peep-show booth in 1979.
Kyle Smith - New York Post
Good Luck Chuck has laugh-out-loud moments, many more if you've never outgrown giggling at somebody saying a naughty word.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
Good Luck Chuck looks like the unscreenable bits of bad movies best forgotten retrieved from the cutting-room floor.
Susan Walker - Toronto Star
What isn't forgivable, though, is being boring, and Good Luck Chuck has all the engaging magnetism of an unflushed toilet.
Mark Bourne - Film.com
I'd like to be able to say they couldn't pay me to see this flick. Alas, it's apparent I can be bought, and pretty cheaply too.
Rick Groen - Globe and Mail
The final screenplay is as devoid of real emotion as it is of real characters.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
Laughs are MIA in this month's comic raunchfest.
Stephen Farber - Hollywood Reporter
We've never gotten the appeal of Cook, and this did nothing to explain it.
Hank Sartin - Time Out Chicago
The cracking performances from Alba and Cook do wonders at papering over these creative fissures.
Ben Rawson-Jones - Digital Spy
If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all, right?
Jeff Otto - ReelzChannel.com
The only plausible scenario in this movie is the idea that a woman would be so annoyed by Dane Cook, she'd be willing to put a curse on him.
Brooke Holgerson - Boston Phoenix
Brian Gibson - Film School Rejects
... a bit like being at an entertaining party ruined by a some obnoxious loud-mouths shouting obscenities.
Steve Biodrowski - ESplatter
Whether or not you appreciate Dane Cook's spastic, hyperactive brand of observational humor, he cannot be held solely responsible for the unmitigated disaster that is 'Good Luck Chuck.'
Rossiter Drake - San Francisco Examiner
...comes off as the latest misfire from erstwhile comedian Dane Cook...
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
Apparently someone out there thought it would be a good idea to capitalize on American's love for penguins AND gross-out comedies.
Jeff Bayer - The Scorecard Review
A transparent excuse for a constant parade of topless females eager to assume a compromising position. The only thing missing was a cheesy porn soundtrack.
Kam Williams - EURWeb
A cesspool of irrational plot points and flaccid punch lines.
Stephen Garrett - Time Out New York
To paraphrase one of Chuck's girlfriends, this is a film that finds no shame in licking the sand off the balls of comedy.
Brent Simon - FilmStew.com
As dire a cum-com as ever shot its load on a cinema screen.
Neil Smith - Total Film
An unpleasant sex romp of the kind Robin Askwith made in the 1970s.
Neil Smith - BBC
- Sun Online
Crude, vulgar and dispiriting to watch.
Derek Malcolm - This is London
Good Luck Chuck has its moments - though the half-decent comedy moments are outweighed by the gags that fizzle and the cruddy loutish moments.
Daniel Etherington - Film4
Anthony Quinn - Independent
The script is so reliant on wish-fulfillment it forgets to add those important little touches: you know, wit, sincerity, characterisation, that kind of thing... A very cheap shot - and hardly anyone calls him 'Chuck'.
Anna Smith - Time Out
If it wasn't for the presence of leading lady Jessica Alba, Good Luck Chuck would be lucky to get even a DVD release.
David Edwards - Daily Mirror [UK]
Average comedy that squanders its decent premise in favour of a splattering of unfunny gross-out gags.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
If Wedding Crashers is in your top ten rom-coms ever, you might not hate this. Otherwise, it's too gross to be sweet and too sweet to be gross.
Helen OHara - Empire Magazine
A tedious stream of nightmarish deja vu.
Jonathon Williams - Little White Lies
Not funny or romantic; too raunchy for all ages.
Sandie Angulo Chen - Common Sense Media
The movie goes out of its way to be offensive, even by today's standards. The interesting thing is that it does it in an otherwise charming romantic comedy that's actually funny.
Paul Byrnes - Sydney Morning Herald
The ultimate low point comes during the closing credits, when Dane Cook's Charlie performs bestial acts with a stuffed toy penguin. As if grapefruit used in the same way as American Pie's apple pie isn't bad enough.
Urban Cinefile Critics - Urban Cinefile
The writers take the story precisely where we've come to expect. That said, we've certainly seen worse this year.
Brian Marder - Hollywood.com
Who are these people?
Cynthia Fuchs - PopMatters
It's our dumb luck that this movie has be foisted upon us.
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel - 3BlackChicks Review
A ramshackle piece of fleeting entertainment.
Brent Simon - Screen International
If you like slapstick, see it.
Eric Lurio - Entertainment Insiders