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Date Night (2010)


Average Rating: 6.1/10
Reviews Counted: 221
Fresh: 148
Rotten: 73

Critics Consensus: An uneasy blend of action and comedy, Date Night doesn't quite live up to the talents of its two leads, but Steve Carell and Tina Fey still manage to shine through most of the movie's flaws.

Average Rating: 6.2/10
Reviews Counted: 43
Fresh: 31
Rotten: 12

Critics Consensus: An uneasy blend of action and comedy, Date Night doesn't quite live up to the talents of its two leads, but Steve Carell and Tina Fey still manage to shine through most of the movie's flaws.


Average Rating: 3.3/5
User Ratings: 229,187


Movie Info

Steve Carell and Tina Fey star in director Shawn Levy's comedy about a couple whose routine date night becomes anything but when dinner and a movie just won't suffice anymore. Their union in imminent danger of becoming hopelessly monotonous, the desperate couple goes to unprecedented lengths in order to preserve the spark. Mark Wahlberg, James Franco, and Kristen Wiig co-star in the 20th Century Fox production.

PG-13 (for sexual and crude content throughout, language, some violence and a drug reference)
Comedy , Romance
Directed By:
Written By:
Josh Klausner
In Theaters:
Aug 10, 2010
Box Office:
20th Century Fox - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Date Night

All Critics (222) | Top Critics (43) | Fresh (148) | Rotten (73) | DVD (13)

Fey, in particular, seems uncomfortable with the shenanigans.

Full Review… | January 3, 2011
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

Fey and Carell are better than this, but when the other options in the action-romcom territory include such efforts as The Bounty Hunter, who's complaining?

Full Review… | April 22, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

Fey, in particular, finds herself in the situation of a prima ballerina unaccountably dancing with the Rockettes.

Full Review… | April 12, 2010
New Yorker
Top Critic

In three or four scenes, they get a rhythm going, but the editing is smash-and-bash. Shawn Levy is not a director who honors performers' rhythms.

Full Review… | April 12, 2010
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

Tina Fey is really funny. Steve Carell is really funny. Date Night stars Tina Fey and Steve Carell. Ergo, Date Night must be really ... sorry, I wish it worked that way almost as much as the studios do. But no.

Full Review… | April 9, 2010
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Its slapstick story of a married couple enduring outrageous fortune offers a lot of laughs, a bit of romance and plenty for either sex to relate to.

Full Review… | April 9, 2010
Detroit News
Top Critic

As believable as the story is, it's strange that the filmmakers didn't do more with the talent they had on hand.

Full Review… | October 1, 2012

Date Night is only ever moderately funny; partially entertaining; quite exciting. It bears the mark of a cinematic no-mark; a bland director whose cast members deserve way better than him.

Full Review… | September 28, 2012

Levy knows better to simply stay out of the dynamic duo's way and let them do their proven thing.

Full Review… | April 8, 2012

... Works as an action-comedy precisely because its characters do not know they are in either a comedy or an action movie.

Full Review… | November 5, 2011
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

Ultimately, and thankfully, it's saved by its stars, who carry it all to safety as often as they can.

Full Review… | April 4, 2011

Date Night takes two funny people, puts them in unfunny situations, and has them do and say unfunny things.

Full Review… | March 9, 2011
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Funny duo packs in the silly sex jokes, plus minor gun play.

Full Review… | December 30, 2010
Common Sense Media

It stumbles along as you're forced to sit through quite a bit of umming and aaahing and a car chase that lasts five minutes too long.

Full Review… | October 29, 2010

The screenplay never takes any particularly sharp, or even interesting turns. Needless to say, North By Northwest is not in risk of losing its crown as the funniest and most-action packed mistaken-identity caper.

Full Review… | October 21, 2010

Date Night is the perfect three-star comedy. It's not going to set the world on fire, but you'll wish that the rest of the cookie-cutter rubbish coming out of Hollywood was at least this consistently funny and enjoyable.

Full Review… | August 24, 2010
The Standard

Thank you, Hangover, for making overly calculated screenplay 101's posing as off-the-cuff works of controlled insanity the norm for mainstream middlebrow comedy.

Full Review… | August 19, 2010
Projection Booth

If you don't go into this thinking you're going to be laughing constantly, Date Night is a funny film and a fun time.

Full Review… | August 17, 2010
Movie Metropolis

If you don't go into this thinking you're going to be laughing constantly, Date Night is a funny film and a fun time.

Full Review… | August 17, 2010

This weak-kneed comedy is guilty of many sins.

Full Review… | August 11, 2010

full review at Movies for the Masses

Full Review… | July 29, 2010
Movies for the Masses

The combination of America's two best comedic talents in Steve Carell and Tina Fey makes Date Night a film worth watching.

Full Review… | July 17, 2010
Matt's Movie Reviews

Date Night succeeds chiefly in making the work that its two stars do on the same major television network seem anything but mainstream.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010

While the Carell/Fey pairing looks like a winner on paper, Date Night somehow just isn't that funny.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010

t's a funny movie and might snatch a few knowing nods from married couples with young children; at the very least, it's a consistently engaging, warmly silly adventure.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Dark Horizons

Audience Reviews for Date Night


It got me some laughs so it was worth it. Plus, they're quite charismatic.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer


It's what happens when Steve Carell and Tina Fey remake Revolutionary Road.

Jason Robinson

Super Reviewer


Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer


Reasonable crime caper comedy which survives simply due to it starring Steve Carell :) there isn't too much to offer here, the plot is pretty basic, the acting is standard and the small 'action' sequences are nothing special or exciting, much like 'Get Smart' its good because of the dialog, awkward facial expressions and situations 'Michael Scott' errr Steve Carell gets into hehe problem is you always expect John Krasinski or Rainn Wilson to pop up whenever you see Carell.

Fun film if your bored, nothing to shout about.

Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

Date Night Quotes

Phil Foster:
I have no idea how to respond to that! Eff you!
Eff me? Eff you!
Phil Foster:
Eff you!
Eff you, man! What are you doin' here?!
Phil Foster:
Eff you, mother effer!
– Submitted by Cody H (2 years ago)
Phil Foster:
Zip your face!
– Submitted by Zaineb T (2 years ago)
Phil Foster:
Oh my god he turned it sideways! ITS A KILL SHOT ITS A KILL SHOT!
– Submitted by Taylor R (2 years ago)
Phil Foster:
Will you, for the love of God, put on a shirt?
– Submitted by Inka T (3 years ago)
Claire Foster:
The one night I dress up...
– Submitted by Inka T (3 years ago)
Claire Foster:
We're just a boring couple from New Jersey!
– Submitted by Inka T (3 years ago)

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