I Love You Phillip Morris Reviews

  • It sustains a tone of compassionate hilarity in which oversize romantic gestures coexist with gigantic scams.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum — Entertainment Weekly

  • With his manic glare, ferociously eager smile, hyperkinetic body language and talent for instant self-transformation, Mr. Carrey has rarely been more charismatic on the screen.

    Stephen Holden — New York Times

  • Directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra, who wrote the wickedly hilarious Bad Santa, assume a mocking tone that falls flat. They aspire for a cleverly offbeat vibe, but it feels forced and calculated.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • There's plenty to scratch your head about here. Is it a drama? A comedy? And if it's a farce, what's it making fun of?

    Michael O'Sullivan — Washington Post

  • This isn't great farce, but it's more than good enough. And Carrey is more than good enough in it.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • Carrey finds the perfect outlet for his manic energy: Id and libido are fused, with Steven driven by actual lust and the unwavering -- and completely believable - determination to provide for his fragile boyfriend.

    Melissa Anderson — Village Voice

  • "I Love You Phillip Morris" not only blasts gay stereotypes back decades, it could actually make people wish for a third Ace Ventura movie.

    Joe Neumaier — New York Daily News

  • There's never been a movie like this one. That's not to say it's all good or all bad, though it's never indifferent.

    Joe Morgenstern — Wall Street Journal

  • The romance between them is touching at its best moments, corny at its worst.

    Amy Biancolli — Houston Chronicle

  • It finds the humor in an unlikely love story, and it resists any temptation to play it straight.

    Chris Vognar — Dallas Morning News

  • At best, I Love You Phillip Morris may be hailed as a necessary step in Hollywood's fearful crawl toward sexual evenhandedness; the film upholds the constitutional right of every gay man to be as much of a liar, a crook, and a creep as the rest of us.

    Anthony Lane — New Yorker

  • Carrey makes the role seem effortless; he deceives as spontaneously as others breathe.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • Russell was a fascinating character and a real puzzle box; but the filmmakers have turned his life into a broad farce with one wocka-wocka gag after another.

    J. R. Jones — Chicago Reader

  • Yes, some familiar Carrey tactics are on display, but the star's performance has real heart - it's easily the best thing he has done since Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

    Steven Rea — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • A delirious comedy that remains on track largely thanks to Jim Carrey's goofy but grounded performance.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • Carrey is truly great in one of those rare risky roles that prove he can do more than pull faces, although the frank portrayal of an alpha male who is also "gay, gay, gay, gay, gay" is sure to make some percentage of his fan base squirm.

    Kerry Lengel — Arizona Republic

  • Mr. Carrey has balls of brass, but seeing him dressed flamboyantly in fish-net bikinis and high-heel Nancy Sinatra boots is an experience I hope never to repeat again in this lifetime.

    Rex Reed — New York Observer

  • Less of a comedy than a hilarious tragedy.

    John Anderson — Variety

  • Such an endearing oddity that you have to wonder exactly for whom it was made. But I'm glad they did nonetheless.

    Lou Lumenick — New York Post

  • This is the most interesting role Carrey has had in a long while.

    Peter Howell — Toronto Star

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