• R, 1 hr. 25 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Todd Rohal
    In Theaters:
    Nov 9, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    Jan 22, 2013
  • Magnolia Pictures


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Nature Calls Reviews

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Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

More "Hangover" than "Moonrise Kingdom," but with elements of both. And more than a few rude and raunchy laughs.

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 2/4

January 3, 2013
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Forgettable, raunchy scouting comedy isn't for young kids.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 1/5

November 28, 2012
Todd Jorgenson

... squanders its cast amid a collection of lackluster gags.

Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com

November 22, 2012
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

Nature Calls promises a silly good time, only to display little interest in fulfilling that promise.

Full Review Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 2/4

November 10, 2012
Dan Kaufman
Paste Magazine

It's probably best to let this particular call from nature go unheeded.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 5/10

November 9, 2012
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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A low-watt, low-wit comedy.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

November 9, 2012
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
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It almost seems like harder work somehow to get this many comedians together and then turn out a movie that is only so fitfully funny.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

November 8, 2012
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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Its jokes won't appeal to anyone older than 8, but a parent who takes a child to this crass mess would be subject to prosecution.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

November 8, 2012
Brian Orndorf

I'd write that it's the worst thing to happen to the Boy Scouts in quite some time, but the organization appears to have bigger fish to fry these days.

Full Review Source: Blu-ray.com | Original Score: D+

November 8, 2012
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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After a lot of wandering around, we realize we've really just been walking in circles the whole time.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

November 8, 2012
Chase Whale

Nature Calls is something else for sure, but falls short of fitting into the wild and weird cinematic world Rohal has created.

Full Review Source: Twitch | Original Score: C

November 8, 2012
Noel Murray
AV Club
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The humor in Nature Calls tends toward the dopey and obvious ...

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C

November 8, 2012
Chris Packham
Village Voice
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The unmitigated disaster of the camping trip just stays disastrous, the story never really finding its way from adversity to heroic redemption.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 7, 2012
Eric Hynes
Time Out New York
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There's nothing wrong with slack misanthropy, but as piss-takes go, Nature Calls offers a pretty thin stream.

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

November 6, 2012
Tomas Hachard
Slant Magazine

Writer-director Todd Rohal fills muddled scenes with manic amounts of jokes that all manage to land with a thud.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: .5/4

November 6, 2012
William Goss
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As capably as the plot comes together, the big laughs hardly come.

Full Review Source: Film.com

October 18, 2012
Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered

Overall, this is one comedy I hope never makes it to theaters. Ok, it's a step or two above Bucky Larson, but it's not worth the price of admission.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 3/10

September 15, 2012
Drew McWeeny

As it is, Nature Calls is a frequently funny mess, but a mess all the same.

Full Review Source: HitFix | Original Score: C+

March 16, 2012
Kate Erbland
Film School Rejects

Any true emotions are snuffed out by over-the-top shock humor that, though constantly ratcheted up, is only done so to conceal the film's tonal inconsistencies and unease when it comes to big questions.

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects

March 15, 2012
Joe Leydon
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A brazenly foul-mouthed but ultimately soft-hearted comedy of bad manners.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 15, 2012
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