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Posted on Fri, Apr 13, 2012 : 5:09 p.m.

'Three Stooges' update true to the spirit of the originals

By Staff

The Three Stooges
Opens today at Rave, Quality 16, Brighton
Review by Corey Hall of the Metro Times
Grade: C

For once, a modern revival of a screen classic gets it right, as the new version of "The Three Stooges" is just as blissfully moronic as the originals.

Long a staple of low-rent UHF stations and hackneyed punch lines about the taste differences between men and women, the dependable old Stooges haven't been seen much in recent years, and this big-screen revival has languished in development hell for more than a decade. Along the way, a string of big names were briefly attached, including Jim Carrey, Hank Azaria, Benicio Del Toro and Sean Penn, which is curious, since the dour Penn hasn't been intentionally funny since "Fast Times at Ridgemont High." It's probably for the best that the stars all passed on it, since the Stooges are lowbrow idols, and the spectacle of marquee names slumming would've distracted from what is already a fairly dubious enterprise.

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