Washington Post: “Mike Myers is anti-comedy . . . that is, if one presumes comedy ought to be smart, new, surprising or, yes, funny.”
NYTimes: “A whole new vocabulary seems to be required. To say that the movie is not funny is merely to affirm the obvious. The word “unfunny” surely applies to Mr. Myers’s obnoxious attempts to find mirth in physical and cultural differences but does not quite capture the strenuous unpleasantness of his performance. No, “The Love Guru” is downright antifunny, an experience that makes you wonder if you will ever laugh again.”
Rotten Tomatoes: 16%
Chicago Sun-Times: “Myers has made some funny movies, but this film could have been written on toilet walls by callow adolescents. Every reference to a human sex organ or process of defecation is not automatically funny simply because it is naughty, but Myers seems to labor under that delusion.”
MSNBC: “A movie endlessly amused with its own stupidity — to the point where Myers actually laughs at his own jokes, and shots of other characters breaking character to giggle are left in, as though this were a “Carol Burnett Show” sketch — “The Love Guru” is a soul-draining waste of 90-plus minutes.”
Wow….. Seriously, WOW! We knew it wasn’t going to be doing the Oscar rounds, but its kinda surprising that its THIS bad. Mike Myers style of comedy isn’t for everyone, but he’s never had problems finding fans before. And this is the first film that he had a hand in that wasn’t a smack-in-the-face hit, having already penned the Wayne’s World and Austin Powers franchises. But we can probably expect more negativity heading his way, especially since he just announced that he is writting and starring in the remake of classic 40’s flick The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty.