The Love Guru Reviews

  • If you're in the mood for a delightful tweak of today's self-actualizing New Age gurus, look elsewhere. If, on the other hand, you want to see gags about boogers, elephant poop, and mano-a-mano duels with mops drenched in urine, then this is for you.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • The Love Guru is downright antifunny, an experience that makes you wonder if you will ever laugh again.

    A.O. Scott — New York Times

  • Myers' shtick isn't for everyone, but I laughed. Looking around, however, I saw that my fellow critics were enjoying themselves as much as Gordon Brown on the beach at Southwold.

    Peter Bradshaw — Guardian [UK]

  • It's a silly spoof that is occasionally funny but grows tedious with excessive mugging and bad punning.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • Mike Myers is anti-comedy . . . that is, if one presumes comedy ought to be smart, new, surprising or, yes, funny.

    John Anderson — Washington Post

  • Things are so bad here that the few good ideas seem brilliant.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • Let's not pussyfoot around: The Love Guru is an atrocious, idiotic 88 minutes of anti-entertainment.

    Joe Neumaier — New York Daily News

  • The road taken by The Love Guru could hardly be lower, and leads nowhere.

    Joe Morgenstern — Wall Street Journal

  • This is dangerous advice for a writer to give (talk about glass houses), but Mike Myers needs an editor. He needs someone with a fat red pen to scratch out a few of his worst bad habits.

    Amy Biancolli — Houston Chronicle

  • Juvenile. Strained. This baggy tale of a loopy Deepak Chopra wannabe is all that and then some. The thing is it's also pretty funny as long as you know what you're in for.

    Chris Vognar — Dallas Morning News

  • When Pitka ends his bite-size lessons with 'TM,' we should understand it's not meditation but branding he's after.

    Lisa Kennedy — Denver Post

  • The movie not only violates the Law of Funny Names (which are usually not funny), but rips it from the Little Movie Glossary and tramples it into the ice.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • We're talking 15 or 20 minutes of decent material. The movie runs a little longer than that.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • With its scatological humor, penis jokes, feeble puns, and middle-school ideal of love, this Mike Myers vehicle exemplifies American comedy's continuing slide into infantilism.

    Andrea Gronvall — Chicago Reader

  • In reality, The Love Guru isn't likely to offend anyone -- save, perhaps, audiences that prefer their comedy sophisticated, not sophomoric, and devoid of references to bodily functions.

    Steven Rea — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • No amount of mugging can salvage a collection of scattershot jokes clothes-pinned to such a slender plot. It's one thing to parody a cowboy or a detective or a spy, but is there a cultural consensus on what's funny about Third World spiritualists?

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • For a comic genius, Mike Myers sure aims low.

    Adam Graham — Detroit News

  • Laughs forgive a lot. Just ask Judd Apatow. But when the funniest line in the movie is an outtake from Verne Troyer, you've got problems.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • The Love Guru is so relentlessly juvenile as to merit a new twist on the PG-13 rating -- one that strongly cautions not only those under 13 but anyone much above it, too.

    Brian Lowry — Variety

  • At 88 minutes, The Love Guru would have benefited from a trim of roughly 80 minutes.

    Kyle Smith — New York Post

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