It’s about 50/50 on the “Rotten Tomatoes” website.
However, upon closer examination, I think there’s grounds to disqualify at least one of the negative reviews – specifically, that of the otherwise great and incomparable Roger Ebert.
Now I don't know about you, but when I read this review, the first thing that jumped out at me was:
“Growing up, I missed the whole Three Stooges thing. Either they weren't on the station in my hometown, or we hadn't bought a TV set yet, or they came to town too late for me. I'm pretty sure that at the right age, I would have loved them.”Hey, wise guy! No one who didn’t – or doesn’t – appreciate the comic genius that IS (er, was) the original Three Stooges should have the authority to sit in judgment on this movie!
Rog, you’re a genius, and all due respect & etc., but frankly, since you blatantly admit you don’t like the Stooges anyway, you should have just recused yourself from this review, like any self-respecting judge!
Anyway, he goes on to say he “didn’t laugh much” (uh oh, Farrelly Bros., not a good sign since this is supposed to be a comedy, I think), and concludes:
“I don't think the Stooges are funny, although perhaps I might once have. Some of the sight gags were clever, but meh. The three leads did an admirable job of impersonation. I think this might be pretty much the movie Stooges fans were looking for. I have no idea what their children will think about it. I guess what I'm wondering is, was it really necessary?”Awwww, come on, Rog! It’s ALWAYS necessary to remind the public what great talents the Three Stooges were! And if it takes a crappy mid-level modern-day remake to do it, then I’m all for it!
I’ll keep you posted if any better reviews come out – by anyone who actually LIKES the Stooges fawgawdsake …