The Cable Guy

1996 • 95 minutes
4.2
318 reviews
55%
Tomatometer
PG-13
Rating
Eligible
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When an unsuspecting cable subscriber (Matthew Broderick) accepts the offer of a few free movie channels from an over-eager installer, he has no idea whom or what he has just invited into his life. Jim Carrey stars as the renegade cable installer who turns his world into a comedic nightmare. (Original TItle - The Cable Guy) © 1996 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Rating
PG-13
4.2
318 reviews
Kyle Vansteelandt
August 28, 2019
Most of the movie is distasteful is a boring way. Uneven plotting to it's story, the pacing of the film is slow, the comedy is empty, Not even the title for the film is good, Beacuse, the movie title demands the viewers to care for the cable guy played by Jim Carrey & root for him. But the main character is actually "Steven" played by Matthew Brodrick, But to top it off: for a dark comedy made by the producers and the film's director (Ben Stiller) decided not to make the viewers care for any of these characters, and Ben will give some of his own acting, faces, even voices that he did for his roles to the rest of the cast. But i will forgive this film if it's actually funny. It's Not! (Well, I laughe once). because of the pacing of Jim's comedic performances and how stupid they were (of which is how Ben Directed it). And he also has little energy to his performance. Almost everyone in this film has little energy. The camera cuts to a scene with a different setting and atmosphere after another (that's what makes the plotting uneven). But the structure of the story builds up when it was the cable guy who is the villian. The dialogue is forgettable because of how fast they were talking
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Gregory Davis
October 28, 2017
Willits I think the synthesis it's sour in the film is completely unrealistic. There is no possible way for larry to call Fein the top of the pole, nor know sthevens scrums just from installing cable. I do believe the🏈Sven to be realistic. I had feel in love with Leslie man street s fe films, and didn't realized she was in this until going Nissan and seeing the gon a defined tune. Sadatay
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Aisha Thiessen
August 25, 2020
I didn't get it in the 90s, probably because I was before puberty, but now it's one of the funniest comedies I rewatch. Matthew Broderick and Jim Carrey's characters perfectly contrast each other, and remind me of many relationships I've had in the tech industry, where ignored social cues and heightened loneliness pervade all other common sensibilities, which have become, and are becoming, less common.
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