Critic Reviews

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews
    Undemanding, light, and enjoyable.
  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune
    Starts out wobbly but ends up quite nicely, primarily because Carrey has a wonderful acting partner in Zooey Deschanel.
  • 70
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter
    Carrey's most satisfying live-action effort since "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind."
  • 67
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly
    This is basically a nerd-loosening-his-tie romantic comedy done in the manic-compulsive mode of "Liar Liar."
  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer
    Like many previous Carrey vehicles, the point of this one directed by Peyton Reed is that one should not live at the extremes, but should achieve a balance between low and high, no and yes.
  • 60
    Brian Lowry Variety
    Genial but slim, picture is certainly a light-hearted alternative to weighty year-end awards bait, but the conceit isn't realized fully enough.
  • 50
    Village Voice
    Yes Man is nothing more than warmed-over holiday seconds, a repackaged best-of for those who already own the hits.
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone
    If you're thinking "yuck," you're right. I added the extra star for Zooey Deschanel, who is so delicious as his honey that you want not to say no to Yes Man.
  • 50
    Austin Chronicle
    Yes Man proves utterly formulaic.
  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times
    Jim Carrey works the premise for all it's worth, but it doesn't allow him to bust loose and fly.