Hall Pass (2011)



Critic Consensus: Some filmgoers may be surprised by the Farrellys' defense of traditional domestic values in Hall Pass -- unfortunately, they'll probably also be dismayed by the absence of laughs.

Movie Info

Rick (Owen Wilson) and Fred (Jason Sudeikis) are best friends who have a lot in common, including the fact that they have each been married for many years. But when the two men begin to show signs of restlessness at home, their wives (Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate) take a bold approach to revitalizing their marriages: granting them a "hall pass," one week of freedom to do whatever they want...no questions asked. At first, it sounds like a dream come true for Rick and Fred. But it isn't long … More

Rating: R (for crude and sexual humor throughout, language, some graphic nudity and drug use)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, Kevin Barnett, Pete Jones
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 14, 2011
Box Office: $45.0M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Hall Pass

All Critics (171) | Top Critics (44)

The joke is supposed to be that it's sad to see these guys so desperate for a lay, but in truth, it's even sadder to see the brothers this desperate for a laugh.

Full Review… | June 16, 2011
Top Critic

The Farrelly's don't seem to have much interest in their own premise, instead wallowing in pee-pee and doo-doo jokes.

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

Hall Pass features a hilarious cast in a film that is consistently funny and very entertaining. The laughs rarely stop in this one.

Full Review… | July 24, 2013
We Got This Covered

The first truly terrible picture of 2011.

Full Review… | June 30, 2013
Big Hollywood

The Farrelys have lost their comic fastball. And curveball. And changeup.

Full Review… | January 22, 2013
Movie Nation

A serviceable comedy outing with a number of surprisingly funny moments, along with a number of shocking but dumb-witted set-ups.

Full Review… | October 4, 2012

Audience Reviews for Hall Pass


Better than just being funny and making good use of that bawdy humor the Farrelly brothers are well known for, this is a delicious comedy that succeeds because of its characters, who earn our sympathy without any effort in a story that can even be touching and full of heart.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer


The material of Hall Pass, dispite be funny, doesn't honor the actors and the directors.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer


A lame, obvious, and not consistently funny enough take on a decent subject matter (going after someone else despite being married), concerning two jerks (Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis) who want desperately to see if they could get with another women, and how both of their wives (Jenna Fischer and Christina Applegate) give them a week off from marriage to let them fulfill this dream. While the subject is definitely original enough to work as a foul-mouthed, hilarious comedy, the Farrelly brothers inexplicably aren't able to come up with anything that funny, with an obvious conclusion and "moral lesson" you can see coming a mile away. The performances are all pretty average, as you can tell everyone is just winging this thing and in it for the pay check. The Farrelly's have done so much better in the past with comedy ("Dumb and Dumber", "There's Something About Mary"), sadly they don't appear up to the task here.

Dan Schultz
Dan Schultz

Super Reviewer

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