(2008)

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Metascore

Based on 30 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
Undemanding, light, and enjoyable.
75
Starts out wobbly but ends up quite nicely, primarily because Carrey has a wonderful acting partner in Zooey Deschanel.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
Carrey's most satisfying live-action effort since "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind."
67
This is basically a nerd-loosening-his-tie romantic comedy done in the manic-compulsive mode of "Liar Liar."
63
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
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
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
Yes Man proves utterly formulaic.
50
Jim Carrey works the premise for all it's worth, but it doesn't allow him to bust loose and fly.

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