The 40 Year Old Virgin Reviews

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
August 16, 2005
Like a drunk friend at a bar, this movie's not nearly as funny as it thinks it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
August 15, 2005
Sticking to one joke in an unconscionably long film makes for a very stale, witless and repetitive comedy.
Chris Barsanti
Film Racket
April 14, 2013
Apatow's creative miscalculation here extends well beyond forgetting to give his characters much to do: He made a comedy that's just not very funny
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics
April 15, 2007
An infuriatingly-offensive, soft-porn primer on how to treat girls as objects who exist at the disposal of men.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
August 18, 2005
[T]his isn't, at its heart, a comedy. It's an achingly sad tale about loneliness and hopelessness...
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 21, 2005
Rated 'R' for repetitive.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 21, 2005
A raunchy one-joke premised comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Top Critic
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
August 19, 2005
At the risk of sounding like a party pooper, The 40-Year-Old Virgin is essentially the joke spelled out in the title stretched out for nearly two hours, with lots and lots of dead spots.
| Original Score: 2/4
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
August 29, 2005
What this Virgin lacks and desperately needs is - dare I say? - someone with a little experience.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
August 19, 2005
At first you think this is going to be another one of those 'guy comedies' where the jokes are raunchy and offensive, halfway through it settles down into a rhythm that works.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
September 1, 2006
There are lots of stereotypes about grown-up virgins, but the film stands these stereotypes on their head, so much so that, by the end, our protagonist seems like the sanest character of the bunch.
| Original Score: 2/4
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
September 4, 2005
Clever concept degraded by vulgarity. Far too long at just under two hours with some funny moments, counterbalanced by juvenile use of coarse language and situations.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
August 22, 2005
Its characters radiate contempt in so many directions that they heat with contempt from the inside out, as if in a microwave oven of scorn.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
August 22, 2005
Might make a good skit on "SNL" but as a full movie - no way!
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
August 27, 2005
I guess I lack the gene that finds gross-out humor and comedy applied with a sledgehammer funny. My advice is to stay as far away from this turkey as possible.
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
August 19, 2005
...it doesn't have the cleverness to match its charisma.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 24, 2005
I was annoyed by it, and by its gross predictability -- up to, and including, its banana-oil-filled bromide of an ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brandon Judell
New York Theatre Wire
August 30, 2005
Underneath all this idiotic crap, inconsistent characterizations, and plot points that are never developed, there is actually a warm, moving story
Top Critic
Jessica Winter
Village Voice
August 16, 2005
[Continues the trend] whereby ethnic inclusiveness can write a blank check for ethnic stereotyping and the homo-panic jokes are supposed to be on the hetero lunkheads, not on, y'know, the gays.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
August 17, 2005
Also known as 'Porky's: The Mid-Life Crisis Edition.' Your reaction is going to depend on your tolerance of humor that's rude, crude and in-your-face.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Top Critic
Russell Edwards
Variety
February 23, 2012

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