The film was panned by critics and audiences for its forced humor, excessive references and poor directing, with many considering it to be worse than the previous movies created by Seltzer and Friedberg. . The movie received six nominations for the 29th Golden Raspberry Awards. On review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes it received a 1% score and is considered by some to be one of the worst films of all time. It grossed nearly $35 million against a budget of $20 million.