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

Nature Calls Reviews

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Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service
January 3, 2013

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

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
November 28, 2012

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

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
November 22, 2012

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

Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
November 10, 2012

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

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dan Kaufman
Paste Magazine
November 9, 2012

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

Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Kyle Smith
New York Post
Top Critic
November 9, 2012

A low-watt, low-wit comedy.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic
November 8, 2012

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 | Original Score: 1.5/5
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
Top Critic
November 8, 2012

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 | Original Score: 1.5/5
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
November 8, 2012

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 | Original Score: D+
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
Top Critic
November 8, 2012

After a lot of wandering around, we realize we've really just been walking in circles the whole time.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chase Whale
Twitch
November 8, 2012

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

Full Review | Original Score: C
Noel Murray
AV Club
Top Critic
November 8, 2012

The humor in Nature Calls tends toward the dopey and obvious ...

Full Review | Original Score: C
Chris Packham
Village Voice
Top Critic
November 7, 2012

The unmitigated disaster of the camping trip just stays disastrous, the story never really finding its way from adversity to heroic redemption.

Eric Hynes
Time Out New York
Top Critic
November 6, 2012

There's nothing wrong with slack misanthropy, but as piss-takes go, Nature Calls offers a pretty thin stream.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tomas Hachard
Slant Magazine
November 6, 2012

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

Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
William Goss
Film.com
Top Critic
October 18, 2012

As capably as the plot comes together, the big laughs hardly come.

Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered
September 15, 2012

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 | Original Score: 3/10
Drew McWeeny
HitFix
March 16, 2012

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

Full Review | Original Score: C+
Kate Erbland
Film School Rejects
March 15, 2012

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.

Joe Leydon
Variety
Top Critic
March 15, 2012

A brazenly foul-mouthed but ultimately soft-hearted comedy of bad manners.

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