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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 before they discover that their expectations of the single life-and themselves-are completely, and hilariously, out of sync with reality.-- (C) Warner Brosmore
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


Bruce Thomas
as Rick Coleman
Rob Moran
as Ed Long
Kristin Carey
as Aunt Meg
Joy Behar
as Dr. Lucy
Carly Craig
as Nicotine Patch Girl
Halli-Gray Beasley
as Ed's Daughter
JB Smoove
as Flats
Andrew Wilson
as Larry Bohac
Dan Murphy
as Boshane
Al Wisne
as Clyde
Michael S. Meldman
as Mike Meldman
Dwight Evans
as Maggie's Father
Shannon Leade
as Twentysomething Woma...
Gordon Danniels
as Golf Ranger
Jamie Lee
as Dry Clean Korean Lad...
Quynh Thi Le
as Young Korean Woman
Robert Flaherty
as Awards Dinner Barten...
Matt Fairbairn
as Harold Goldberg
Doris Morgado
as Latino Woman #1
Maria Duarte
as Latino Woman #2
Thaddeus Rahming
as Naked Guy #1
Rich Brown
as Naked Guy #2
Jeff Norton
as Lake Cop #1
Terry Mullany
as Lake Cop #2
Brian Mone
as Honorable Judge Will...
Taylor Treadwell
as Young Bride (Emma)
Craig X. Scott
as Older Gunnar
Kathryn Kim
as Another Korean Woman
Richard Melton
as Burly Cop
Edward Barbanell
as Coach Eddie
Romy Wang
as Woman Golfer #1
Suki Frick
as Woman Golfer #2
Soon Yup Han
as Woman Golfer #3
Cristina Nardozzi
as Girl in Restaurant
Christina Nardozzi
as Girl in Restaurant
Bo Burnham
as Bartender
Mike Cerrone
as Driver Cop
Zen Gesner
as Passenger Cop
Kristyl Dawn Tift
as Gary's Wife
Daniel Greene
as Officer #1
Patricia French
as Officer #2
Bob Weekes
as Bar Manager
Stella Barrow
as Stella Bass Band
Willie Barrow
as Stella Bass Band
Jikker Barrow
as Stella Bass Band
Ron Brown
as Stella Bass Band
Meredith Oliver Ogle...
as Bar Patron Meredith
Candice Ozechowski
as Bar Patron Candi
Lee Anne Freeman
as Bar Patron Lee Anne
Christina Avalos
as Bar Patron Christina
Igor Vovkovinskiy
as Johnny's Hideaway Ta...
Chloe Snyder
as Stootfish Babe
Anna Byers
as Backyard BBQ Friend
Wen Yann Shih
as Asian Woman
Tom Choi
as Asian Husband
Juan Qian
as Elderly Asian Woman
Jesse Farrelly
as Witness on Roof
Mike Meldman
as Mike Meldman
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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 that the Farrelly brothers are well known for, this is a delicious comedy that works because of its characters, who earn our sympathy without any effort in a story that can be touching and is 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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