With The Love Guru sporting a Shyamalanian Metascore of 24 and an even more dismal 11 percent on Rotten Tomatoes ("A Cinematic Bed of Nails!" exclaims one headline), many have long since concluded that Mike Myers's ashram-based comedy is every bit as terrible as it looked from the trailer. Still, we thought, just because the critics are unanimous doesn't mean they're right.
But then, this morning, Ain't It Cool News' Harry Knowles weighed in: "The Love Guru is astonishingly rancid." Not just rancid — rancid in a way that is astonishing. Recently, Knowles declared Speed Racer "the single greatest trip" since the final sequence in Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. He absolutely
loved Rambo. His taste in comedy has been broad enough to embrace Semi-Pro, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, and Beerfest ("easily the funniest film I've seen this year"). And even Harry says, in The Love Guru, Mike Myers "puts a shotgun in the mouth of comedy and kills it," so we're starting to think it might be kind of bad. —Linda Holmes
Harry says, 'If Shit Got THE LOVE GURU On It, Shit Would Wipe It Off!' [Ain't It Cool News]