Get Him to the Greek Reviews

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Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
June 24, 2010
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 | Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
June 11, 2010
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 | Original Score: B-
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David Denby
New Yorker
June 7, 2010
The movie's story is conventional in shape, but it has passages of crazy exhilaration and brilliant invention.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
June 4, 2010
Making Aldous regret his wicked ways is a buzz-kill of major proportions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
June 4, 2010
Cheerfully profane in the manner of a dormitory bull session.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
June 4, 2010
This is personality comedy, and Brand and Hill have it to spare.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
June 4, 2010
A veering, careening joy ride of excess and heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
June 4, 2010
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 | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Laremy Legel
Film.com
June 4, 2010
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 | Original Score: B-
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Mary F. Pols
MSN Movies
June 4, 2010
You see the serious stuff as just another bad joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
June 4, 2010
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 | Original Score: 4/5
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Aaron Leitko
Washington Post
June 4, 2010
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
June 4, 2010
Some of the raunchy bits are amusing, but others prove that funny doesn't automatically follow from dirty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 3, 2010
So comically fertile and yet so grounded in the reality of its characters that it's really a kind of marvel.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
June 3, 2010
The setup isn't especially interesting or original, but the movie gets better as it goes through its paces.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
June 3, 2010
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
June 3, 2010
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
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
June 3, 2010
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Dana Stevens
Slate
June 3, 2010
There's no buildup, no narrative arc, just one scene of comically debauched partying after another.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
June 3, 2010
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.
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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
June 3, 2010
Looking for a buddy comedy with wit, heart and scatological charm to spare? Get thee to this Greek.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
June 3, 2010
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 | Original Score: 4/5
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
June 3, 2010
Stoller ... apparently has major trust issues with his odd-couple stars, women and the audience. Did I forget anybody?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 3, 2010
Like the best Apatow films, this follow-up ties your emotions into the characters while your mind reels in convulsions of joy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ted Fry
Seattle Times
June 3, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 3, 2010
The film succeeds as a music-industry satire, a very naughty version of Almost Famous.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
June 3, 2010
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
June 3, 2010
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 | Original Score: B
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 3, 2010
It's not quite infectious, but some of the high notes manage to drown out some of the guttural lows.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Karina Longworth
L.A. Weekly
June 3, 2010
Under Apatow's direction, when boys move beyond their base desires, it's character development. Under Stoller's, it's a buzzkill.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
June 3, 2010
The movie's a good, rude commercial comedy. How many good movies have we even seen this year?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 3, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
June 2, 2010
Get Him to the Greek turns out to be the funniest hard-R comedy since The Hangover.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
June 2, 2010
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 | Original Score: B
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
June 2, 2010
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 | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
June 2, 2010
Greek might be this year's The Hangover.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
June 2, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
June 1, 2010
The comic premise still works like a charm.
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
June 1, 2010
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.
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Robert Wilonsky
Village Voice
June 1, 2010
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.
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Brian Lowry
Variety
June 1, 2010
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.
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
June 1, 2010
A giddy Diddy turn aside, this wildly uneven comedy doesn't travel very far.