• R, 1 hr. 46 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Seth Gordon
    In Theaters:
    Jul 8, 2011 Wide
    On DVD:
    Oct 11, 2011
  • Warner Bros. Pictures

Critic Review - Richard Roeper.com

The screenplay is a hit and miss; but there are some laughs.

July 8, 2011 Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com | Comments (6)
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Darin Grant

IMO, this review deserves a 3/5. Even though he gave it a C+ and did call it uneven and the script a "hit and miss", he DID say there were some big laughs (some of the best of the summer) and the actors play with their material to the best of their abilities.
By the end of Rich's review, I got the impression he was given it a very MILD recommendation. But maybe that's just my thing. I will still be going to see this tonight, though, because it's gotten a 75% on RT and considering how aweful some of the comedies of this summer have been ("Red Riding Hood, Just Go With It, and, dare I say it, Hangover 2, anyone?) I think it's bound to be half decent.


Jul 8 - 11:15 AM

Jan T.

Jan Tran

Red Riding Hood was supposed to be a comedy? That explains EVERYTHING!

Jul 8 - 01:10 PM


Darin Grant

No, actually it WAS supposed to be horror, but it was so, SO incredibly aweful that it was one of those horrors that made you laugh...because of how completely ridiculous and outrageously stupid it was. You should see Rich's review on it. He gave it a D- and called it "the funniest movie so far this year...but wait, it's supposed to be a horror flick". Really, really hilarious.


Jul 8 - 02:18 PM

marge s.

marge stham

Youre just a sad person if you were not laughing all the way. Even the outtakes are hilarious.

Jul 9 - 11:53 PM


Mister Vile

All the way? You are giving this movie more credit than it deserves and you probably should not discredit any one person's opinion over a movie like this. That would be "sad".

Jul 12 - 07:36 AM



When will people realize not to trust the Tomato? Look at the average review score instead ... which is 6.4/10. That is a D grade movie. Of course, comedy is subjective ... and I didn't care for this one. It could have been much, much better if the script was better. Jason Bateman seemed like he didn't even want to be in this film and that he was just doing someone a favor. I still think "Bridesmaids" is THE comedy of the year and it is going to be tough to beat. The three Bosses were played well, there were a couple funny lines (mainly ones in the commercial), but overall ... it was too predictable, contrived, and not very original. If you haven't watched that much TV or movies growing up (or if you're still young) you might enjoy this, but for the rest of us ... you've heard these jokes before.

Jul 19 - 04:10 AM

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