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Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd

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  Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd Review
Tookey's Rating
2 /10
Average Rating
2.13 /10
Derek Richardson, Eric Christian Olsen, Cheri Oteri
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Directed by: Troy Miller
Written by: Brian Hartt and Robert Brenner

Released: 2003
Origin: US
Colour: C
Length: 85

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A harmless celebration of idiocy that is the cinematic equivalent of an overeager, block-headed puppy chasing its tail.

(Megan Lehmann, New York Post)

Fitfully amusing prequel.

(Joe Leydon, Variety)

The material and mise en scene aren't exactly unpredictable; it's pretty ropey and the comedy of infantile stupidity loses something when the characters aren't adults but, to all intents and purposes, infants. But it's got some gags and you'd have to pretty stern not to giggle at all, particularly at the game of "it" that reaches a terrible climax when the boys are paying for their slushies in a convenience store. There are also weird bursts of left-field humour, a choice example of which emerges when the boys run into each other for the first time. ("Harry . . . Harry . . . why is that name not familiar to me?" "We've never met." "No... no... that's not it.") Trust me: there are dumberer movies around than this.

(Peter Bradshaw, Guardian)

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