• R, 1 hr. 27 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Miguel Arteta
    In Theaters:
    Feb 11, 2011 Limited
    On DVD:
    Jun 21, 2011
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures


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Cedar Rapids Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

a fun little movie that really strikes a balance between comfortable friendliness and crazy silliness

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 16, 2013
Violet Lucca
Film Comment Magazine

The risks Cedar Rapids takes may not always pay off, but as a general rule, I would advise spending 86 minutes of your life with the movie rather than the city itself.

Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine

June 28, 2013
Matt Looker

While this isn't destined to be remembered as a great standout comedy ... it is still guaranteed to provide a few giggles and knee-slaps.

Full Review Source: TheShiznit.co.uk | Original Score: 3/5

September 27, 2012
Jeff Beck

With "Cedar Rapids," the filmmakers seem to put too much faith in their material, thinking that it would be funny enough to carry the whole film without them having to put too much thought into the story. Sadly, they were quite mistaken.

Full Review Source: Examiner.com | Original Score: 2/4

September 21, 2012
James Plath
Movie Metropolis

You've already heard what Cedar Rapids has to say, but the ensemble cast does a good job of going over the same ground so that you don't mind covering it with them.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

May 4, 2012
Simon Miraudo

The cast is inherently likable, and the comedy is pleasantly sweet-natured (even if crack pipes, c-bombs and references to The Wire abound).

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 17, 2012
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

... I wanted to spend more time with these characters ...

Full Review Source: Star-Democrat (Easton, MD) | Original Score: A-

November 5, 2011
Neil Pond
American Profile

There's a restraint and sweetness to the raunch that keeps it below the threshold of certain other R-rated comedies about away-from-home shenanigans gone bawdily awry.

Full Review Source: American Profile | Original Score: 3/5

September 9, 2011
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy

The supporting cast are uniformly excellent too, particular Reilly, whose blow-hard Deanzie gradually reveals a softer, empathetic side.

Full Review Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 4/5

July 14, 2011
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Hopelessly benign but still boisterous enough to deliver a mild buzz.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: B-

June 28, 2011
Leonard Maltin

Everyone does good work here, but for Helms this is a breakout role, and he delivers. Cedar Rapids is a modest but disarming comedy that will leave a smile on your face...

Full Review Source: indieWIRE

June 23, 2011
Steve Newall

Engagingly funny.

Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz | Original Score: 4/5

June 21, 2011
Rich Heldenfels
Akron Beacon Journal

Cedar Rapids is at its best when it pushes Helms into uncomfortable situations and makes him figure them out. But the movie remains less than completely satisfying

Full Review Source: Akron Beacon Journal | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 24, 2011
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Cardboard caricatures of midwesterners make for a few easy laughs

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | Original Score: 2/4

May 15, 2011
Grae Drake

Everyone will leave feeling like they just had a properly-sized snack of delicious popcorn when they really wanted a juicy burger. It's responsible and you don't regret it, but it doesn't go down in history either.

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 13, 2011
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

A kind of American Pie for young adults, there is much amiable and good-hearted humour here amongst the cruder elements and the strange nether-world of conventions is amusingly captured.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 3/5

May 9, 2011
Glenn Lovell

What happens in "Cedar Rapids" doesn't stay in Cedar Rapids ... Excellent news for film-goers in the mood for something hilariously off-kilter.

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

May 4, 2011
Philip French

It's funny, offensive, well acted and pointless.

Full Review Source: Guardian

May 1, 2011
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

Cedar Rapids is both funny and perceptive with a sympathetic mixture of boorish, calculating and innocent-abroad behaviour.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 4/5

April 30, 2011
Caroline Jowett
Daily Express

What makes it work is the real sense of warmth and affection that grows between the characters, lending the film an appealing sweetness that has become all too rare in American comedy.

Full Review Source: Daily Express

April 29, 2011
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