Couples Retreat Reviews

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Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
March 4, 2011
A Tyler Perry movie for white folks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
Although co-written by Vince Vaughn & Jon Favreau, their magic of past is scantly seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
April 15, 2010
Couples Retreat is a lazy, unimaginative comedy that, with the talent on show, should have been a whole lot more than another boring rom-com to throw on the pile.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 14, 2010
...an utterly incompetent comedic affair...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Paul Chambers
CNNRadio
February 10, 2010
A bit of a guilty pleasure. But, most of the humor falls flat. Interesting that it's a Vince Vaughn vehicle that doesn't give Vaughn enough to do. Paul Chambers, CNN.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
December 10, 2009
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
December 2, 2009
Instead of being a sharp, witty comedy about married couples experiencing vacation therapy together, it's more of a pinheads-in-paradise routine with only a few funny lines.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
November 19, 2009
It's some kind of trick when a film can make Jason Bateman look unsubtle.
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
October 31, 2009
Somewhere in all of this, there is the potential for a pretty good comedy, but this movie isn't it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
October 23, 2009
The vapid couples become sniping or sarcastic chunks of white blandness even sharks would spit back up. A kind of bad video-game romance-comedy: 2D characters, flat dialogue, an exotic backdrop, and lame new levels of relationship challenges.
Cosmo Landesman
Times [UK]
October 20, 2009
Couples is so formulaic, so fake and relentlessly bland, it's hard to care if any of these pairings get a divorce, drown or are eaten by sharks. It has neither the ring of truth nor the fun of fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
October 20, 2009
Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn, wrote the witless script, so have only themselves to blame.
Derek Malcolm
This is London
October 20, 2009
The debutant director is done no favours by a screenplay from Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau which gives him little to play with and them few chances to shine as actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Stephen Silver
The Trend
October 19, 2009
A patchwork collection of derivative gags and relationship drama that seems leftover from old 'thirtysomething' episodes.
| Original Score: 2/5
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
October 19, 2009
Retreat as quickly as possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4.0
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 17, 2009
For all its visual splendor, to say nothing of its likable cast, the movie never feels as liberating as its locale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Dan Zak
Washington Post
October 16, 2009
Why couldn't Couples Retreat have been lighthearted and zany throughout, instead of trying to push across a message about picket-fence monogamy?
Daniel M. Kimmel
New England Movies Weekly
October 16, 2009
Couples Retreat comes across as a movie that was made... because it was felt that if the right buttons were pushed, this might make money.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
October 16, 2009
That the wonderful French actor Jean Reno plays the therapist is a sign that his agent is not doing a good enough job finding him film roles in American movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
October 16, 2009
This couples-in-conflict comedy starts strongly but then slips into the turquoise water of paradise lost.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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