I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Reviews

  • This movie encourages sensitivity by hitting everyone over the head with its humor hammer.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum — Entertainment Weekly

  • Sporadically funny, casually sexist, blithely racist and about as visually sophisticated as a parking-garage surveillance video.

    Manohla Dargis — New York Times

  • My faith in a beneficent God, never strong, has been shattered by news that Alexander Payne contributed to the screenplay for this horrific new Adam Sandler vehicle.

    Peter Bradshaw — Guardian [UK]

  • With a tacked-on PC message and leaden attempts at humor, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry is a movie that gives marriage, homosexuality, friendship, firefighters, children and nearly everything else a bad name.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • Essentially, Chuck & Larry is an oafish chance for audiences to laugh at gay-bashing jokes and then feel morally redeemed for doing so.

    Desson Thomson — Washington Post

  • The movie is often stupid. But coming from an industry institutionally terrified of being honest about its own sexuality, it feels brave, going a step further than 'not that there's anything wrong with that.'

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • Tremendously savvy in its stupid way, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry is as eloquent as Brokeback Mountain, and even more radical.

    Nathan Lee — Village Voice

  • Does anybody laugh at this stuff anymore?

    Jack Mathews — New York Daily News

  • I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry manages to insult gays, straights, men, women, children, African-Americans, Asians, pastors, mailmen, insurance adjusters, firemen, doctors -- and fans of show music. That's championship stuff.

    Joanne Kaufman — Wall Street Journal

  • In the credits, the filmmakers acknowledge Brooklyn firefighters who died on 9/11. It's an honorable gesture, but what of the previous two hours? What of the scenes portraying firemen as cigar-chomping, homophobic, misogynistic chumps?

    Amy Biancolli — Houston Chronicle

  • In the spirit of uncivil unions, I now denounce you, Chuck & Larry.

    Lisa Kennedy — Denver Post

  • It all boils down to a horrible waste of talent.

    Bill Zwecker — Chicago Sun-Times

  • If Dugan's crude, occasionally effective effort ends up chipping away at America's moron class regarding gay rights, that'll be nice. But even unrepentant homophobes deserve funnier.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • For every stale homophobic joke there's a sheepish nod to political correctness, and just to be safe director Dennis Dugan plays the firefighter card at every opportunity.

    J. R. Jones — Chicago Reader

  • I feel compelled to apologize about laughing at Chuck and Larry, like many Sandler films less a movie than a fistful of funny moments.

    Carrie Rickey — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • I now pronounce you terminally confused.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • This is indeed an equal opportunity movie. But it's also a movie that beats its one joke into the ground.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • If there's a saving grace, and there is, it's that the movie strives, in its often-awkward way, for acceptance. And how bad can that be?

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • Relentlessly juvenile and awash in stereotypes.

    Brian Lowry — Variety

  • If there were a Straight Lack-of-Pride Parade, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry could be the grand marshal. The movie isn't insulting to homosexuals but to comedy.

    Kyle Smith — New York Post

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