The Cable GuyOddball cable installer Chip Douglas attempts to strike up a friendship with customer Steven Kovacs by offering him premium channels at no cost. And when Steven rejects him, bad consequences come up.
Actors of "The Cable Guy"Aki AleongBirthdate: 19 December 1934, Port of Spain, Trinidad, British West Indies [now Trinidad and Tobago]
Characters of "The Cable Guy"
Directors of "The Cable Guy"Ben StillerBirthdate: 30 November 1965, New York City, New York, USA
Creators of "The Cable Guy"Lou Holtz Jr.
Critic Reviews of "The Cable Guy"Chicago ReaderJuly 28, 2009
It's a fairly interesting effort -- much more ambitious than most Carrey vehicles.TIME MagazineJuly 27, 2009
Aiming, perhaps, for a neat double helix of black humor and prankishness, they've ended up with a pretty ugly granny knot.VarietyMarch 26, 2009
While some of its antic set pieces are genuinely funny, this fuzzy-focus outing is hopelessly disconnected and ultimately unsatisfying.Time OutJune 24, 2006
Stiller's film ranks as an honourable failure.San Francisco ChronicleJune 18, 2002
Much of it plays like a personal boob tube with Carrey trapped inside, determined to act his way out in a freak show of mugging. He's a disturbing mixture of psychopath and lonely soul. Here, as always, a little Carrey goes a long way.Rolling StoneMay 12, 2001
Carrey runs riot, and Stiller won't stop him.Reel Film ReviewsFebruary 26, 2016
...a sporadically engaging yet often misguided thriller that passes the time well enough, admittedly, but accomplishes little else.Common Sense MediaDecember 18, 2010
A twisted comedy about TV addiction. Teens OK.Three Movie BuffsSeptember 08, 2010
One of the most underrated comedies of all time.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsNovember 14, 2009
The writer and director can't keep pace with the dark places Carrey takes the script.City Pages, Minneapolis/St. PaulAugust 20, 2009
The Cable Guy is certainly a cautionary tale, but not about the dangers of TV.TV GuideJuly 27, 2009
In all, about a third of the film (most of it contained in three extended sequences) is audaciously funny and genuinely disturbing. The rest will sorely test the devotion of Carrey's fans.
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