No one will ever mistake this film for great cinema, although it has a certain charm in its almost naive refusal to update the concept of the Three Stooges for modern audiences. Either you're a fan of the Stooges' low brow brand of slapstick comedy, or you're not. And while there is a refreshingly old fashioned sensibility to this film, its comedy is often hit-or-miss.
My gut reaction: They got it right, they got it right, they got it right! Sasso, Hayes and Diamantopoulos might have done the acting jobs of their lives, especially Hayes. I was laughing the whole time: their physical and verbal timing were perfect. Their combined effort to inhabit the roles of these film icons, it's something else. I'll have to view a second time to comment further.
I've never seen any of the original of The Three Stooges. Anyway, I watched this film by accident a couple of days ago, and while I think it's not a great one, but it made me laugh and I think that is the point of a comedy film. Plus, Larry David! I love that man haha once I realised he was in the film, I watched it no matter what
farrelly brothers tried to the purest form of comedy. but if you don't like the genre, like me, don't bother to watch it. i know three stooges has a lot of fan, but it's just for laughing and nothing else. you can't expect something cinematoghraphically good. so if you're not a fan, i don't recommend to watch.
Three stars: Sean Hayes, Will Sasso and Chris Diamantopoulos. Farelly: good stooge directing but the film fails as comedy. Is a GREAT physical-acting-class. Besides, to censor Kate Upton IS a blasphemy.