It is utterly disgusting throughout.
Clark Collis - Entertainment Weekly
Once you're attuned to the movie's desperation to shock, you begin to have that jaded, ho-hum feeling.
Stephen Holden - New York Times
Movie 43 is a near masterpiece of tastelessness. The anthology of 12 short, interconnected skits elevates the art form of gross-out comedy to a new height.
Michael O'Sullivan - Washington Post
The line between gross-out humor that's inspired and the kind that's witless is fine indeed, and "Movie 43" obliterates it with poop and movie stars.
Ty Burr - Boston Globe
I see a bright future ahead for this sui generis work, which will be passed around sixth grade classrooms by odd-smelling kids for years to come.
Nick Pinkerton - Village Voice
As a film critic, I've seen nearly 4,000 movies over the last fifteen years. Right now, I can't think of one worse than Movie 43.
Elizabeth Weitzman - New York Daily News
Deadly dull, unfunny, offensive, and stultifyingly clumsy.
Richard Brody - New Yorker
"Movie 43" is the "Citizen Kane" of awful.
Richard Roeper - Chicago Sun-Times
Despite all the gross-out humor, the most offensive thing about this is the lazy filmmaking; every shot feels like a first take, and the haphazard editing precludes any comic timing.
Ben Sachs - Chicago Reader
Some movies should be reviewed; others should simply be warned about. Movie 43 is now showing at theaters and drive-ins everywhere. Beware.
Joe Leydon - Variety
If you mashed-up the worst parts of the infamous Howard the Duck, Gigli, Ishtar and every other awful movie I've seen since I started reviewing professionally in 1981, it wouldn't begin to approach the sheer soul-sucking badness of [Movie 43].
Lou Lumenick - New York Post
Your laugh mileage may vary (God forbid), but we can all agree on one thing: this is the biggest waste of talent in cinema history.
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
A gaping wound on the side of cinema, a January release that's yearning to be hidden from audiences, the ugly stinking maw of a Hollywood system that thinks you're an idiot.
Laremy Legel - Film.com
An awesome array of talent doesn't prevent this witlessly profane anthology of comic shorts from being an utter disaster.
Frank Scheck - Hollywood Reporter
How many directors does it take to screw in a star-studded piece of aggressive stupidity and call it a movie? An even dozen, and there is no punch line.
Sheri Linden - Los Angeles Times
There is not a single redeeming quality to this absurdly inane film.
Here's a movie that's way, way, more interesting for the story behind it than for anything that actually happens on screen
Stephen Silver - EntertainmentTell
The greatest waste of A-list talent since Garry Marshall made his last film.
John Hanlon - Big Hollywood
It's got some clever sketches, though to really enjoy them, one must have the sense of humor of a 12-year-old boy. Fortunately, I do.
Kevin Carr - 7M Pictures
It feels like somebody strung together some of the worst SNL skits and called it a film.
James Plath - Movie Metropolis
a bad idea handled in a hackneyed manner.
Bill Gibron - Film Racket
An execrable waste cooked up by a hell's kitchen of directors and writers. It's death-of-laughter by committee. Its title? Because it's like one of those many asteroids out there--a dismal chunk of rock hurtling through an empty void, without purpose.
Brian Gibson - Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Being punched in the face was easier that watching this movie.
Marc Fennell - Triple j
To fully enjoy yourself from start to finish, it will help if you've got the sense of humor of a middle-school-aged sociopath... For the rest of you, I suggest eventually watching it on your phone.
Dave White - Movies.com
Absolutely disgusting, nauseating, misogynistic, racist, cruel, void of any common sense...
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed
It's a full-scale disaster, a misfire of megalithic proportions that somehow managed to snare an A-list cast...The reviews have been so relentlessly acidic that it could acquire a so-bad-it's-fun mystique that turns it into a cult film.
Jim Schembri - 3AW
The very fact that all gave so willingly of their time and talent to feature in such a grotesque spectacle is sort of endearing.
Simon Foster - Screen-Space
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Dominic Corry - Flicks.co.nz
It rather boggles the mind how so many micromanaging handlers allowed their A-list talent to participate in a production that looks funded from a frat-house's loose-couch-change collection.
Kimberley Jones - Austin Chronicle
If you're interested in seeing Oscar winners, Tony winners, and a bunch of genuinely talented people act out the raunchiest, most inappropriate material you're likely to see this year, Movie 43 fits the bill.
Perry Seibert - TV Guide's Movie Guide
Misconceived rag bag of potty-brained skits starring gullible big names including Kate Winslet, Richard Gere and Gerard Butler.
The homeschooling segment is funny. The rest...not so much.
Bob Grimm - Reno News and Review
It's tough to know how to begin addressing this swill of a so-called comedy.
Linda Cook - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Sporadically funny yet terminally stupid...
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
If approached by friends to see this disaster, feel free to repeat what a wise George Clooney reportedly said when asked by its producers to take part: "No ****ing way."
Matt Brunson - Creative Loafing
As it turns out, watching actors who are otherwise likable, marketable and capable reduce themselves to this ridiculous pabulum isn't funny. It's depressing.
Tyler Chase - Paste Magazine
This is nothing more than a chance to watch many of your favourite stars embarrassing themselves like 13-year-olds high on illicit booze.
Graham Young - Birmingham Post
Don't subject yourself to this crap ...
Brett Michel - Boston Phoenix
A black mark on the careers of everyone involved in this mess.
Jackie K. Cooper - jackiekcooper.com
A cameo parade of stars, some of whom have no obvious gift for comedy, try their hardest, but the laughs just aren't there.
I was immediately overcome with a sudden rush of emotion: not amusement, anger or even mild irritation, but a profound and faintly tragic sense of pity.
Robbie Collin - Daily Telegraph
With so many famous people in one movie, you might have thought, 'Gee, how bad could it be?' The answer: Very, very bad.
Robert Levin - amNewYork
It just doesn't pay off the way it should, mainly because the gags are built on cheap laughs and the shock value of seeing famous people get dirty.
Kristian Harloff - Schmoes Know
There's certainly some surprises that earn genuine laughs, but as a whole the film has the feel of a bunch of SNL sketches in an off year that air after Weekend Update.
Mark Ellis - Schmoes Know
This is barely a movie at all, mostly due to its structural similarities to SNL, but also because it acknowledges the fact that its own premises are inherently unfilmable.
Tina Hassannia - Slant Magazine
If this is the future of film-making then basically we're all doomed.
Emma Simmonds - The List
Movie 43" will earn a cult niche in cinema history if only for the film's bizarre coupling of high-octane talent with some of the worst comic ideas ever imagined.
Cole Smithey - ColeSmithey.com
A punishing exercise in brain cell annihilation that shoots for edgy but mostly settles for inane petulance.
Shaun Munro - What Culture
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
[A]t one point, Dennis Quaid holds Greg Kinnear at gunpoint to sell his character's collection of short scenes, and it is the only genuinely honest moment in the movie.
Mark Dujsik - Mark Reviews Movies
Dismal and witless, the worst picture I've seen in many, many years. Even if you wait for the DVD - and get it free - it's a waste of time.
Susan Granger - SSG Syndicate
A disgusting, cinematic descent into depravity destined to leave its victims, sitting slack-jawed and speechless in stunned disbelief.
Kam Williams - AALBC.com
Unlike The Kentucky Fried Movie, the brilliant benchmark that came before it, Movie 43 beats already tired scatalogical humor to death before taking another piss on the remains. It's really that bad.
Christian Law - We Got This Covered
A total mess but not without its genuinely funny moments, this Relativity release is one to store away in the how-did-this-ever-happen vault.
Tim Grierson - Screen International
Movie 43 deserves at least some of the bad press it's getting, but don't be surprised if it sticks around a little longer than its detractors believe.
Rob Vaux - Mania.com
A confounding crapfest that squanders a cast of stars that would put most award shows to shame on material that would be rightfully rejected from most third-grade recess periods for lacking the requisite wit and dignity.
Peter Sobczynski - eFilmCritic.com
What's most offensive about Movie 43 isn't the scatological humor, but how shoddily the whole thing was put together.
Jennifer Miller - Hollywood.com
Kim Newman - Empire Magazine
You won't believe how tiresome bad taste has become.
Joshua Rothkopf - Time Out
Farrelly and his brother are two of my low-comedy heroes, but Movie 43 is amateur hour.
From the outtakes in the credits, it's obvious the stars are enjoying themselves. Too bad those laughs aren't contagious.
Radheyan Simonpillai - NOW Toronto
If testicles and poop... are enough for you, maybe "Movie 43" will be your cup of (*ulp*) tea.
Witney Seibold - CraveOnline
A miserable piece of crap from Hollywood ... scatotogical and obscene.
Bruce Kirkland - Jam! Movies
Movie 43 is the year's first utter disaster.
Jay Stone - Canada.com
Chris Knight - National Post
Neither the Kentucky-fried turkey its unceremonious release suggests nor the kind of daring film maudit that seems destined to be reassessed decades hence.
Ben Kenigsberg - Time Out Chicago
[A] gauntlet of smutty, profane awfulness ...
Nathan Rabin - AV Club
Painfully unfunny, inordinately stupid, and about as entertaining as a colonoscopy. If there's a worse film in 2013, I'll be very, very surprised.
Mike McGranaghan - Aisle Seat
Movie 43 could never hope to achieve anything above the very low bar it sets for itself - but it comes close to maintaining that low standard throughout.
Kofi Outlaw - ScreenRant
Movie 43 is gross, juvenile, disgusting, scatological, vile, reprehensible and in the worst possible taste. But heaven help me, I laughed.
A collection of random shorts that focus mainly on idiotic male behaviour, this portmanteau comedy is only occasionally amusing, never making anything of its astonishing cast.
Rich Cline - Contactmusic.com
My oh my, but it is so cute what Movie 43 thinks is 'dangerous' and 'offensive'!
MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher
The best advice we can give you is to stop reading this, go find something else to watch, and pretend Movie 43 never happened.
Rich Phippen - Sky Movies
Squandering a gold-star cast and as tasteless as a foam dog poo, Movie 43 deserves not one of your hard-earned pennies.
Josh Winning - Total Film
Well, they didn't name it after the number of big laughs in it.
Roger Moore - Movie Nation
The only thing worse than a comedy missing a punchline is a comedy of shorts missing eleven separate punchlines.
If your idea of a gut-busting good time at the multiplex is to see Jackman clown around with a pair of testicles on his neck, accidentally dipping them in butter and slapping them on the head of a baby, then Movie 43 is pure gold.
Brian Orndorf - Blu-ray.com