The Three Stooges Review

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Attempting to save their childhood orphanage, dimwitted trio Moe (Diamantopoulos), Larry (Hayes) and Curly (Sasso) stumble into a murder plot.


Given the years that Peter and Bobby Farrelly spent trying to get this passion project made, and the various high-profile actors attached, you’d expect the final product to be full of a little more... passion. Instead, admittedly game leads Sean Hayes, Will Sasso and Chris Diamantopoulos were assembled for a faded copy of what made the original trio great. And though the Stooges seem like a natural fit for the Farrellys, the jokes rarely land that well and the routine becomes annoying quickly. Though the promise is an all-ages comedy, this is better suited to kids and those who enjoy endless pratfalls.

The mooted Stooges - Sean Penn, Jim Carrey, Benicio del Toro - dodged a bullet judging by this muddle of creaky slapstick and laugh-free plotting.