• R, 1 hr. 49 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Nicholas Stoller
    In Theaters:
    Jun 4, 2010 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 28, 2010
  • Universal Pictures

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Get Him to the Greek Reviews

Hank Sartin
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

November 18, 2011
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
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This is Brand's movie all the way: he's the one snorting the drugs, throwing the tantrums and getting the lion's share of the laughs.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

June 24, 2010
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Brand can seem simultaneously randy and strung-out and is often very funny. Hill is surprisingly touching, which is quite a feat given the number of orifices he is required to display.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B-

June 11, 2010
David Denby
New Yorker
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The movie's story is conventional in shape, but it has passages of crazy exhilaration and brilliant invention.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

June 7, 2010
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Making Aldous regret his wicked ways is a buzz-kill of major proportions.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 2/4

June 4, 2010
Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
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Cheerfully profane in the manner of a dormitory bull session.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

June 4, 2010
Tom Long
Detroit News
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This is personality comedy, and Brand and Hill have it to spare.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B-

June 4, 2010
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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A veering, careening joy ride of excess and heart.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 4, 2010
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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A little bit of Russell Brand can go a long way, but Greek is a fine vehicle for his mock rock-god persona.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: 4.5/5

June 4, 2010
Laremy Legel
Film.com
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If the film hadn't made a beeline toward the "serious movie with a message" category we could have had another Hangover or Tropic Thunder on our hands.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: B-

June 4, 2010
Mary F. Pols
MSN Movies
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You see the serious stuff as just another bad joke.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 2/5

June 4, 2010
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
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A few too many grossout gags, but this is inspired lunacy, with P. Diddy (!) delivering one of the funniest performances of the year.

Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com | Original Score: 4/5

June 4, 2010
Aaron Leitko
Washington Post
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It's rare that a previously established side character, no matter how well loved, can deliver the goods in his own show. Which is probably why nobody tries it with movies. Well, nobody but the makers of Get Him to the Greek.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2/4

June 4, 2010
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Some of the raunchy bits are amusing, but others prove that funny doesn't automatically follow from dirty.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 4, 2010
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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So comically fertile and yet so grounded in the reality of its characters that it's really a kind of marvel.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 4/4

June 3, 2010
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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The setup isn't especially interesting or original, but the movie gets better as it goes through its paces.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

June 3, 2010
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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The concept is inspired, and the movie has some very funny moments. But about halfway through this long weekend, the frantic tale grows flimsy.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 3, 2010
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Get Him to the Greek displays the bawdy-sweet mixture that is the signature of the Judd Apatow school of screen comedy.

| Original Score: 3/5

June 3, 2010
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Get Him to the Greek has some big laughs, and it scores an endless source of points by skewering the rock-star lifestyle.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 3, 2010
Dana Stevens
Slate
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There's no buildup, no narrative arc, just one scene of comically debauched partying after another.

Full Review Source: Slate

June 3, 2010
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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Nobody goes to an R-rated man-love comedy for spiritual renewal. We just want more outlandish gags. Down with the uplift; up with the suppository jokes.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

June 3, 2010
Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
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Looking for a buddy comedy with wit, heart and scatological charm to spare? Get thee to this Greek.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

June 3, 2010
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Aside from the useless gross-out scenes, Stoller and a perfectly tuned Brand get every detail right, including the seductive egomania of celebrities and the predatory fawning of their handlers.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 4/5

June 3, 2010
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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Stoller ... apparently has major trust issues with his odd-couple stars, women and the audience. Did I forget anybody?

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 3, 2010
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Like the best Apatow films, this follow-up ties your emotions into the characters while your mind reels in convulsions of joy.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

June 3, 2010
Ted Fry
Seattle Times
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Much snappy dialogue keeps the far-fetched shenanigans from collapsing into stupidity, and agile performances create genuineness in the relationships. Foremost is Brand, whose wry intelligence inspires an enormously appealing presence.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

June 3, 2010
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The film succeeds as a music-industry satire, a very naughty version of Almost Famous.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

June 3, 2010
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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If the movie's all too predictable in its broad outlines, it's scurrilously funny in the details, and it pushes its two leads and one of its supporting actors in entertainingly fresh directions. For early June, that's enough.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 3, 2010
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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Hill, dialing back on the pissy vulgarity of his supporting roles in Knocked Up and Funny People, makes the perfect foil, as passive and impressionable as Brand is reckless and impulsive.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B

June 3, 2010
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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It's not quite infectious, but some of the high notes manage to drown out some of the guttural lows.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 3, 2010
Karina Longworth
L.A. Weekly
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Under Apatow's direction, when boys move beyond their base desires, it's character development. Under Stoller's, it's a buzzkill.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

June 3, 2010
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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The movie's a good, rude commercial comedy. How many good movies have we even seen this year?

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

June 3, 2010
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The reason the friendship works is that Russell Brand and Jonah Hill are good actors. Hill's character is required to be blotto half of the time, but there's the sense that he's desperately trying to do the right thing.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

June 3, 2010
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Get Him to the Greek turns out to be the funniest hard-R comedy since The Hangover.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

June 2, 2010
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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It has a rambly, realistic tone, with one orgiastic mishap spilling into the next, and that tone keeps much of the action popping with surprise.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

June 2, 2010
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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Greek doesn't quite know when to stop, and things aren't brought to a particularly satisfying resolution. But Brand does a nice job adding a few dramatic shadings to his character, a pleasant surprise. And Hill is outstanding.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/5

June 2, 2010
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Greek might be this year's The Hangover.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/4

June 2, 2010
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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The heavyset Hill is beginning to cultivate a likable John Candy-esque appeal; playing against the surprisingly sharp Sean Combs, as a hellacious boss, he grounds the movie in approachability as the orbiting players get crazier.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

June 2, 2010
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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The comic premise still works like a charm.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

June 1, 2010
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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Get Him to the Greek is a complete blast, a much-needed breath of fresh air - well, as much fresh air as you can get in crowded clubs, packed rock shows and trashed hotel suites.

June 1, 2010
Robert Wilonsky
Village Voice
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It's crude, loud, dumb fun. And, on top of that, it contains the greatest cameo ever by a winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 1, 2010
Brian Lowry
Variety
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Barring a few lapses, the gags fly by in rapid-fire fashion, and enough of them connect -- thanks in part to the amusing mix of Hill's hang-dog demeanor with Brand's lanky, relentless hedonism.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 1, 2010
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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A giddy Diddy turn aside, this wildly uneven comedy doesn't travel very far.

June 1, 2010
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