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Paul Reviews

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Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 22, 2013

This is a nerd movie made by n00bs.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 21, 2012

It's not a bad film by any means, it was just slightly disappointing especially when you take into account the talents of Pegg and Frost.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
March 24, 2011

Paul starts strong with a lot of affectionate, funny jokes about geek culture, book signings, UFOs and comic book conventions, but it eventually falls into self-parody.

Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
April 13, 2011

It's strange in that the best material seems to have been saved for the supporting cast members.

Full Review | Original Score: B-
Mike Barnard
Future Movies UK
June 11, 2011

Pegg and Frost shoehorn in so many one-liners taken from other movies they're like embarrassing uncles at a wedding who have bet they can add a sci-fi twist to every conversation.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
April 24, 2011

With so much reliable talent involved in this film it is extremely disappointing that it is only a mildly amusing comedy with a smattering of reasonably fun science-fiction references.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nick Deigman
Fan The Fire
January 31, 2011

The hiccups of comedy genius feel like hollow victories in a generally average film.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
March 18, 2011

Here's a movie that teeters on the edge of being really pretty good and loses its way.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic
March 18, 2011

What has happened to Pegg? Why does he mug so? Why can't he relax and let the audience come to him, rather than auditioning for our affection with every reaction shot?

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
February 16, 2011

Pegg and Frost shouldn't be wasting their combined talents on such disposable fare.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
March 18, 2011

It all launches an E.T. riff that the two Brits would have mocked in their seminal TV series, Spaced.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Rocchi
MSN Movies
Top Critic
March 14, 2011

It's C-minus work from people who normally deliver A-level efforts.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
March 13, 2011

Having so much talent involved in making a comedy that's not particularly funny is quite disappointing.

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Robbie Collin
News of the World
February 14, 2011

Get a load of this: Paul smokes marijuana cigarettes, has jumbo-sized naughty bits and keeps making jokes about probing bums! Goodness gracious me. Pass the smelling salts, Aunt Jemima.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
April 13, 2011

Paul proves that these children of science fiction have bloomed into a rotten bunch indeed.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric D. Snider
Film.com
Top Critic
March 21, 2011

The film has some laughs. But it also has a million jokes about anal probes, alien genitalia, and people thinking Clive and Graeme are gay. These guys can do better than this.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Stephen Silver
The Trend
March 18, 2011

The film's central idea isn't funny, really, at all. Neither is the plot, the dialogue, or most of the jokes.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
April 14, 2011

It is not that Paul is in any way a bad movie. It is just a very average one.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews
April 13, 2011

Director Greg Mottola did not understand what makes a Simon Pegg comedy funny. And neither did Simon Pegg or co-writer Nick Frost.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
March 9, 2011

A disappointment from start to finish, Greg Mottola's alien spoof comedy is dead on arrival.

Full Review | Original Score: C-
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