The Three Stooges

Film, Comedy
3 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars
(10user reviews)
From left, Chris Diamantopoulos, Will Sasso and Sean Hayes in The Three Stooges
From left, Chris Diamantopoulos, Will Sasso and Sean Hayes in The Three Stooges

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars
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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Release details

Rated:
12
Release date:
Friday August 24 2012
Duration:
88 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Screenwriter:
Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly
Cast:
Will Sasso
Chris Diamantopoulos
Sean Hayes
Larry David

Users say (10)

4 out of 5 stars