Jim Vejvoda from IGN writes:
Does this new Carell-Rudd farce deliver the yuks?
Boasting a stellar supporting roster of comedic players -- including Zach Galifianakis, Jemaine Clement, David Walliams, Lucy Punch, Octavia Spencer and Chris O'Dowd -- Dinner for Schmucks turns out to be far funnier and more endearing than its painfully bad trailers would have you believe. It's got plenty of zany laughs and a lot of heart, but it's also never as cutting or as dark as its premise would suggest. It's the safest mean-spirited comedy you'll ever see.