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The Cable Guy

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Ben Stiller

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About the Movie

Jim Carrey is Chip Douglas, cable installer. Raised on television sitcoms, he wants life to look just like My Three Sons. And when he meets single guy Steven Kovacs (Matthew Broderick), he sees his chance for some serious male bonding. But Chip's idea of friendship - which includes physical assault, a game of 'Porno Password' and a medieval joust - may be hazardous to Steven's health. In Chip's own immortal words, "I can be your best friend... or your worst enemy." Directed by Ben Stiller (Reality Bites).

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 59
  • Fresh: 31
  • Rotten: 28
  • Average Rating: 5.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Though this should have been an opportunity for Mr. Carrey to expand upon his runaway success and solidify long-term stardom, The Cable Guy instead offers the shocking sight of a volatile comic talent in free fall. – Janet Maslin, New York Times, Jul 27, 2009

Rotten: Carrey runs riot, and Stiller won't stop him. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Jul 27, 2009

Fresh: It's a fairly interesting effort -- much more ambitious than most Carrey vehicles. – Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: As a follow up to hits Ace Ventura and The Mask, this black comedy curio bewildered Carrey's fans and failed at the box office. But its nervy sheen and strung-out comedy set pieces work well. – Film4, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

First one!

Hilarious! I cant believe nobody reviewed it!

one of Jim Careys' Best Movies

this movie is so funny me and my friend love this movie and we used to watch it all the time


4th favorite Jim Carrey movie. I just loved it... i still honestly cant believe theres only 3 reviews though. Hmmm? anywho, great movie

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 1996

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