The Three Stooges (12)

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Comedy

From left, Chris Diamantopoulos, Will Sasso and Sean Hayes in The Three Stooges

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Mon Aug 20 2012

It’s taken a decade of rewrites and casting changes to bring the Farrelly brothers’ pet project to the screen. Big names like Jim Carrey and Benicio Del Toro came and went, leaving the door open for the unexpectedly perfect trio of relative unknowns: Chris Diamontopoulos, Sean Hayes and Will Sasso. They play Moe, Larry and Curly, the bumbling idiots who must venture into the big wide world to save the orphanage where they grew up. The result is neither big nor clever – an attempt to bring things up to date by roping in the cast of ‘Jersey Shore’ falls resoundingly flat – but it is fast and, at times, brilliantly funny. From casting Larry David as a nun (Sister Mary Mengele) through a series of defiantly dark foster-family jokes to a genius ‘Gone with the Wind’-inspired sight gag about farm-fed salmon, ‘The Three Stooges’ is exactly the film it wants to be. Was it worth ten years of anyone’s life? Probably not. Is it worth 88 minutes of yours? Absolutely.
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12

UK release:

Fri Aug 24, 2012

Duration:

88 mins

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A Khan

It's been ages since I've laughed out loud and this film provided "lol" moments aplenty. I've never liked remakes of classic characters but the actors were very convincing. Yes it's silly and old-fashioned but that's the point. I did not like the Jersey Shore attempt and other than that and the unnecessary boobs on display in a family film I genuinely at times felt I was watching the original The Three Stooges shorts.

JayneM

A hilarious slap stick movie! The 3 stooges were uncannily like the originals, plenty of louch out lound moments

blackpolekev

This was a risky project. Firstly how do you find 3 actors who look like the original Stooges? And secondly can the humour which is fine in 15 minute segments stretch to 90 minutes? The answer to both questions is a resounding YES. Chris D in particular is uncannily like Moe Howard in both looks and mannerisms and Will Sasso comes a very close second as Curly Howard. Sean Hayes is not quite so good as Larry but is not bad by any means. And the humour? - yes of course it's childish and slapstick but that was all part of the Stooges' charm. This is probably the most inoffensive comedy you're ever likely to see without a single rude word. Perfect for kids and adults alike.

blackpolekev

This was a risky project. Firstly how do you find 3 actors who look like the original Stooges? And secondly can the humour which is fine in 15 minute segments stretch to 90 minutes? The answer to both questions is a resounding YES. Chris D in particular is uncannily like Moe Howard in both looks and mannerisms and Will Sasso comes a very close second as Curly Howard. Sean Hayes is not quite so good as Larry but is not bad by any means. And the humour? - yes of course it's childish and slapstick but that was all part of the Stooges' charm. This is probably the most inoffensive comedy you're ever likely to see without a single rude word. Perfect for kids and adults alike.

JackSpratt

Pretty funny escapism. Will it win any Oscars? Of course not and who cares. Have you seen the some of the dogs that win Oscars? The Stooges movie is funny escapism and is a great escape. I laughed a lot at these idiots. I hope they make another one.

Pete

Whoops.... Lots of parents there with their kids and both parents and kids were laughing. The Stooges are crazy and funny even if it is juvenile nonsense.

Pete

Whoops.... Lots of parents there with their kids and both parents and kids were laughing. The Stooges are crazy and funny even if it is juvenile nonsense.

Pete

Hilarious! Great fun and a bit like Dumb and Dumber onlty the Three Stooges did it first. Lots of parts with kids and everyone was laughing. A film for a dad to take his son to see.

Pete

Hilarious! Great fun and a bit like Dumb and Dumber onlty the Three Stooges did it first. Lots of parts with kids and everyone was laughing. A film for a dad to take his son to see.

Ian

Oh dear. The fact it took so long to make and had so many changes must tell you something. Sadly this pet project needs to be put out if its misery. It isn't so much a film as three half hour episodes crudely put together. After about 15 minutes the slapstick starts to get boring only about five minutes after the plot. The Farrellys co wrote, produced and directed the film. Perhaps they really needed an independent view because there should be been some quality control exercised. I was disappointed. Trust me this isn't another There is something about Mary. No real laughs just a few juvenile sniggers from some of the children at the viewing I saw this at. Its better than the Keith Lemon film so it isn't the worst film to get released this week.