Movie 43 Reviews

  • 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.

    Chris Stuckmann

  • 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

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