• R, 1 hr. 29 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Neal Brennan
    In Theaters:
    Aug 14, 2009 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 10, 2009
  • Paramount Vantage


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The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard Reviews

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Joshua Starnes

The Goods isn't trying for much but what it is trying for it more or less succeeds at. That doesn't make it a particularly good movie; in fact it pretty much ensures that it can't be one.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 5/10

March 22, 2011
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard is an entirely throwaway experience that doesn't offer anything vaguely witty or clever. Look elsewhere to satisfy your comedy needs.

Full Review Source: Fan The Fire | Original Score: 1/5

April 15, 2010
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...an agreeable piece of work...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 18, 2010
William Goss

While it is brash and absurd and funny in fits and starts, it also seems to lose its nerve as it goes on.

Full Review Source: Cinematical

December 17, 2009
Edward Porter
Sunday Times (UK)

The number of remotely chucklesome jokes in Neal Brennan's comedy is way too low, and the stuff in between them is grimy and depressing.

Full Review Source: Sunday Times (UK) | Original Score: 1/5

October 30, 2009
Philip French
Observer [UK]

Vulgar, pointless, unfunny comedy.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

October 30, 2009
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

Like a dodgy old motor, this smutty comedy about car salesmen roars with life to begin with but putters to a stop all too soon.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK]

October 30, 2009
Nev Pierce
Empire Magazine

Sometimes this kind of comedy just goes too far into rubbishness to make it back.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 1/5

October 23, 2009
David Jenkins
Time Out
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A throng of outrageous supporting characters do little to salvage this stalled effort.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

October 23, 2009

These jokes are fired out like one of those ball-throwing machines used for baseball practice - sometimes they hit and they hurt, sometimes they miss, and sometimes they meet the bat.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 2/5

October 23, 2009
Toby Young
Times [UK]

It isn't merely bad, it makes you want to clamp your hands to either side of your face and do an impersonation of The Scream.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 0/5

October 23, 2009
Peter Bradshaw

This film is so crass and so lowbrow its hairline is level with the carpet underlay. And yet, and yet, I must hang my head and confess I did laugh a fair bit.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

October 23, 2009
Derek Malcolm
This is London

They look as if they could provide more laughs but are defeated by bovine gags retrieved from a trashcan full of out-takes.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 1/5

October 23, 2009
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies

That mainstream cinema continually serves up such offensive offal is one thing, but the fact that the boundaries of taste are challenged with such regularity is made all the more alarming when passed off as harmless fun.

| Original Score: 1/5

October 23, 2009
Alex Fletcher
Digital Spy

On paper, The Goods had the potential to be The Next Anchorman, but unfortunately somewhere in the drawing room, someone decided to pursue cheap laughs over something more substantial.

Full Review Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 2/5

October 23, 2009
Charles Gant
Heat Magazine

Jokes only get you so far, and The Goods gets increasingly bogged down in its uninspired plotlines. Ferrell's cameo is a particular lowpoint.

| Original Score: 3/5

October 23, 2009
Tim Evans
Sky Movies

Picture a knackered jalopy misfiring on all cylinders, lurching from one pile-up to the next and spewing foul fumes as it lumbers inevitably to the breaker's yard. Then think of the cinema equivalent.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 1/5

October 23, 2009
Tony Horkins
Total Film

Some of the talent - like The Hangover's Ed Helms - manage to escape with their dignity, just about intact, but the film's attempts to justify its adult rating become increasingly desperate.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 1/5

October 23, 2009

Daily Mail [UK]

Nothing important is at stake. The characters are detestable, the jokes crude, the language foul. The attitudes towards homosexuals, the disabled and paedophilia are horrendous.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK]

October 23, 2009
Mark Adams
Sunday Mirror [UK]

This scattershot comedy hits a few targets but is so desperate to amuse it feels more like a series of rejected TV sketches than a movie.

Full Review Source: Sunday Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

October 23, 2009
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