Manage your own movie collection and always keep it with you with our Apps. Price track movies and get price drop notifications instantly. Become a member to take full advantage of all site features.

Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Pacific Rim 3D (Blu-ray)
Leviathan (Blu-ray)
Battle Royale (Blu-ray)
Batman: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
Freezing: Anime Classics Season 1 (Blu-ray)
Ong Bak Trilogy (Blu-ray)
Ranma ½: Set 1 (Blu-ray)
Last Vegas (Blu-ray)
The Big Chill (Blu-ray)
Ghostbusters 1 & 2 Double Pack (Blu-ray)
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (Blu-ray)
House of Cards: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
Hell On Wheels: The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
Source Code (Blu-ray)
Gangs of New York (Blu-ray)
Nymphomaniac: Volumes I and II (Blu-ray)
Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (Blu-ray)
Sorcerer (Blu-ray)
The Resident Evil Collection (Blu-ray)

The Three Stooges

2012 | 92 min | PG | 1.85:1

The Three Stooges


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

User reviews

1 user review

Movie appeal



Theatrical release date

 13 April, 2012
 15 June, 2012

Country of origin

 United States

Box office




Overview Preview Cast & crew Screenshots User reviews News Forum

The Three Stooges


Screenshots from The Three Stooges Blu-ray

The Three Stooges Preview  

 / 10
Preview by Brian Orndorf, April 12, 2012

As The Three Stooges, Moe Howard, Curly Howard, and Larry Fine created a comedy institution. A vaudeville act that grew into a popular series of shorts and features, the Stooges developed into a household name, with young fans spending long hours replicating the trio’s signature moves of pain, to the consternation of parents everywhere. They are legends with a brand name that’s endured throughout the years, maintaining pop culture position despite an origin that dates back to the 1930s. Attempting to highlight their love for all things Stooge, filmmakers Peter and Bobby Farrelly have brought forth “The Three Stooges,” a bizarre attempt to return classic comedy flavors to the big screen, using an all-new cast to ape classic slap-happy moves. Although the mimicry is sincerely impressive, the picture is anything but, stumbling through a series of unfunny scenes in an effort that’s more for the kids, finding the Farrellys hoping to trigger a new wave of fandom with this love letter to ocular trauma, angry nicknames, and hair pulling.

Dropped off at an orphanage as infants, Moe (Chris Diamantopoulos), Larry (Sean Hayes), and Curly (Will Sasso) matured into destructive adults, terrorizing the nuns in charge, including Sister Mary-Mengele (Larry David) and Mother Superior (Jane Lynch). Idiots who love to inflict great pain on one another, the Stooges soon find themselves on a mission for cash, hoping to raise a fortune in a hurry to help save their orphanage from foreclosure. Hiring the Stooges to help kill her kindly husband Teddy (Kirby Heyborne), Lydia (Sofia Vergara, though her cleavage could legally qualify for co-starring status) is appalled with the lack of competency coming from the three goons, who quickly put Mac (Craig Bierko), her co-conspirator, into the hospital. Still hunting for a quick buck, Moe finds himself hired as a cast member on “Jersey Shore,” while Larry and Curly keep to brainless schemes, lost without the guidance of their eldest brother.

Oddly, “The Three Stooges” is divided up into three “episodes” for easier consumption, though the murder plot carries through the entire picture. It’s one of several attempts by the Farrellys to mimic the classic Stooge shorts, drenching the effort in original sound effects and music cues, also keeping the three leads identical to the icons in appearance, enjoying the anachronistic potential of the time warp. This is an extremely slight feature, intended to break off easily into bite-sized pieces, leaving one to wonder why the filmmakers bothered with an extended story at all. Miniaturized plotting would actually benefit the movie, giving the Farrellys more room for slapstick and narrative nuttiness. Unfortunately, “The Three Stooges” eschews an ephemeral attitude to assume a deeper connection to the conflict at hand, using the plot to get to know the Stooges in full. Because that’s what Stooge fans are truly clamoring for: character development.

Although it’s a zany picture, “The Three Stooges” merely exists to reheat old routines, finding Moe, Larry, and Curly once again locked in a battle of antagonism, poking, beating, and stomping each other ad nauseam. Stooge completists might get a charge out of the painstaking restoration of hurt, and kids will undoubtedly go crazy for scenes where the boys smash one another with various hammers, bells, and saws, but there’s only so much to do with a “Three Stooges” feature film. The Stooges themselves often had trouble sustaining their breezy brutality for 90 minutes, leaving the Farrellys out of ideas early on, resorting to fart jokes to nab laughs. There’s even a scene where the brothers are trapped inside a hospital maternity ward, commencing a squirt gun-like fight using urinating babies. While Stooge humor is inherently low-brow, the original line-up rarely stooped to bodily function humor to jolt their audience. There’s also flagrant product placement and a few dated jokes, including the extended visit to the world of “Jersey Shore,” where Moe shares his bully philosophy with the insufferable MTV gang. It’s more eye-rolls than eye-pokes.

While the material leaves much to be desired, performances from Diamantopoulos, Sasso, and Hayes are impressive, showing incredible command of Stooge expressions and choreography. The imitations are skillful and entertaining, enlivening the picture with a commitment to preserving notorious shenanigans and behavioral explosions. It’s the Farrellys who bring down “The Three Stooges,” not the actors, with David and Vergara also contributing appealingly manic work to the feature.

In the end, “The Three Stooges” is intended for younger audiences, with an amusing post-movie addendum starring the Farrellys (played by male models) explaining how the facial hits and prop beatings were achieved, making lawyers at 20th Century Fox sleep a little easier. Those fresh to the world of The Three Stooges won’t object as easily to the lackluster scripting and comedic staleness of the endeavor, embracing the roughhouse antics as pure slapstick entertainment. I can’t imagine older audiences being as lenient with this strange idea for a cinematic resurrection.

Starring: Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos, Will Sasso, Kate Upton, Jane Lynch, Sofía Vergara
Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly

» See full cast & crew

The Three Stooges, Forum Discussions

Last post
The Three Stooges (2012) 116 Jul 18, 2012

Have you seen this movie?

Rate and write your own review
Pacific Rim 3D (Blu-ray)
Gold Box Deal of the Day
Today only: $28.99

Buy Now


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals

* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.

Top Blu-ray Deals


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »

 Top movies

Latest Deals United States

The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »

Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. Noah
2. Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery
3. Noah
4. Noah
5. Jaws
6. The Lord of the Rings: The Motion P...
7. Scanners
8. The Other Woman
9. The Legend of Billie Jean
10. Insomnia
11. The Great Race
12. A Hard Day's Night
13. Inside Llewyn Davis
14. The LEGO Movie
15. Stanley Kubrick: The Masterpiece Co...

Trending in Theaters
1. Lucy
2. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
3. Noah
4. Hercules
5. The LEGO Movie
6. Maleficent
7. X-Men: Days of Future Past
8. Under the Skin
9. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
10. God's Not Dead
11. Transformers: Age of Extinction
12. The Purge: Anarchy
13. Guardians of the Galaxy
14. 300: Rise of an Empire
15. 22 Jump Street

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  The Lord of the Rings: The Motion P...
2.  Noah
3.  Divergent
4.  The LEGO Movie
5.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
6.  Batman: The Complete Series
7.  Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery
8.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
9.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
10.  Heaven Is for Real
  » See more top sellers

Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Divergent
2.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
3.  Batman: The Complete Series
4.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
5.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
6.  Godzilla 3D
7.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
8.  Ghostbusters 1 & 2 Double Pack
9.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
10.  Lucy
  » See more pre-orders

Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Noah
$17.99, Save 55%
2.  Divergent
$19.96, Save 50%
3.  The LEGO Movie
$17.96, Save 50%
4.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
$19.99, Save 50%
5.  The Other Woman
$19.99, Save 50%
6.  Rio 2 3D
$22.99, Save 54%
7.  Pacific Rim
$9.99, Save 60%
8.  Inside Llewyn Davis
$12.98, Save 64%
9.  The Wolf of Wall Street
$11.99, Save 56%
10.  Jaws
$7.99, Save 60%
  » See more deals

Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals

Pacific Rim 3D

 United States

$64.99 $28.99


 United States

$24.97 $15.89

Battle Royale

 United States

$39.99 $12.99

Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »

This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices