Paul

Paul

71%

Opening

48% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Aug 22
35% If I Stay Aug 22
29% When The Game Stands Tall Aug 22
6% Are You Here Aug 22
97% Love Is Strange Aug 22

Top Box Office

21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $28.5M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $25.1M
14% Let's Be Cops $17.8M
35% The Expendables 3 $15.9M
31% The Giver $12.3M
20% Into The Storm $7.9M
66% The Hundred-Foot Journey $7.2M
64% Lucy $5.5M
41% Step Up: All In $2.7M
62% Hercules $2.1M

Coming Soon

0% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
—— As Above/So Below Aug 29
85% The Congress Aug 29
—— The Calling Aug 29

New Episodes Tonight

100% Defiance: Season 2
100% Garfunkel and Oates: Season 1
88% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
56% Married: Season 1
95% Rectify: Season 2
—— Rookie Blue: Season 5
39% Rush: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
41% Working the Engels: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

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86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% The Divide: Season 1
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Franklin & Bash: Season 4
—— Graceland: Season 2
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
57% Legends: Season 1
—— Motive: Season 2
69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
100% Suits: Season 4
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
88% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
86% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Paul Reviews

Rafer Guzman
Newsday
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Well, that's one joke. Ninety more minutes to go.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

March 25, 2011
Eric D. Snider
Film.com
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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 Source: Film.com | Original Score: C

March 21, 2011
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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The CGI alien is very well articulated, and Rogen is a virtuoso at mixing motormouthed rudeness with a hint of tenderness to take off the edge.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

March 21, 2011
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Paul is arguably the best science fiction comedy since Galaxy Quest.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

March 19, 2011
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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This is not quite enough of a conceit to sustain a full-length movie -- Paul would have made a terrific short film -- but there are incidental pleasures all along the way.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B

March 18, 2011
Linda Holmes
NPR
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A good-hearted, funny movie.

Full Review Source: NPR

March 18, 2011
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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The results, it must be said, are less hi-larious than sporadically mid-to-low-larious.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 18, 2011
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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In the end - as well as the middle and maybe even at the outset - Paul is more often a close encounter of the middling kind.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 18, 2011
Tom Long
Detroit News
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The results are, again, not-quite-brilliant but funny enough.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B-

March 18, 2011
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Beam us up, Scotty. There's no intelligent life here.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

March 18, 2011
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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'Paul' is more a bagful of giggles. Rogen is a nonstop hoot, but it's the byplay between Frost and Pegg that roots the laughs in characters we care about.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 3/4

March 18, 2011
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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It's more than occasionally cute, if less than consistently clever.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2/4

March 18, 2011
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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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 Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

March 18, 2011
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Set your humor-detection capacitors for moderate to above-average intake levels. I haven't laughed this much since maybe last Monday, but that was a particularly strong Monday.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

March 18, 2011
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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How could so many talented people collaborate on something so dull?

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 1/4

March 18, 2011
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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While Frost is particularly well-cast, most of the actors seem to be having fun. You will, too, as long as you arrive with lowered expectations.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

March 18, 2011
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Here's a movie that teeters on the edge of being really pretty good and loses its way.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 18, 2011
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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What makes the film largely work, despite its occasional slackness and over-trodden terrain, is its overall affability (and smutty words).

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 17, 2011
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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This is a well-made, well-plotted and sensitive movie.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

March 17, 2011
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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After the sharp bite and harsh light of most American-style guy-based funny films today, "Paul" comes as such sweet relief.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

March 17, 2011
Scott Bowles
USA Today
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It's not out of this world, but Paul is just spacey enough to convince us the truth is out there. And buzzed.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 17, 2011
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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[Pegg and Frost'] successes seem to have functioned as a supermagnet, attracting not only the skilled comedy director Greg Mottola but a supporting cast that could sustain two or three movies on its own.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 17, 2011
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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Think of Paul as a love letter to fanboys, especially the variety that knows the standards well enough to hoot along every time a sci-fi hit rings up a reference.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B-

March 17, 2011
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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"Paul" gets messy in places and is a bit overlong, but overall it's great fun; so much so that you wonder why the makers of dreary Hollywood comedies don't take a look at this and realize that yes, you can make a funny movie without gross-out humor.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

March 17, 2011
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Because of the lethargic pace, cheeky jokes become positively jowly. And the easy lampoons of rednecks and bible thumpers beg to be called "Close Encounters of the secondhand."

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2/4

March 17, 2011
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Missteps aside, there are lots of good ideas packed into the movie.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 17, 2011
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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Not bad, but certainly not good; classify the movie as lazy fun.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

March 17, 2011
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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Paul is a little sloppy and a little sappy, but the filmmakers' passion for their subject matter carries it over the occasional rough spot.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B

March 17, 2011
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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Never achieves the exhilarating feat of exemplifying the types of Hollywood movies it wants to unpack. The airline's lost their luggage.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 17, 2011
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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There's simply no cure for the fundamental laziness behind "Paul," which amounts to a recycling program for tired gags about nerds, gays, nervous-nelly Brits, dumbass Yanks and little green men.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

March 17, 2011
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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A simple, entertaining road-trip movie that doesn't ask us to do much more than strap in and enjoy the trip.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

March 17, 2011
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Somewhere between high concept and lowbrow humor, "Paul" hits the sweet spot of a genuine heart.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3/4

March 17, 2011
Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
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A celebration of sci-fi flicks, fanboys and good, old-fashioned bromance, "Paul" is a thoroughly enjoyable road trip.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/5

March 17, 2011
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Finds its own shambling, syncopated rhythm.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

March 16, 2011
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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What's frustrating is how consistently the film waffles between the inspired and the inept.

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

March 16, 2011
Robert Wilonsky
Village Voice
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That's not to dismiss Paul's simple pleasures -- if nothing else, its fondness for sex and drugs and four-letter words rescues its references from the soft hands of wee ones into which they've fallen of late.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 15, 2011
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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What happened here?

Full Review Source: New Yorker

March 15, 2011
James Rocchi
MSN Movies
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It's C-minus work from people who normally deliver A-level efforts.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 14, 2011
Leslie Felperin
Variety
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Part bromance, part sci-fi spoof and all a bit disappointing.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 23, 2011
Cath Clarke
Time Out
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There are plenty of giggly gags but also a hint of diminishing returns.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

February 9, 2011
Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter
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A sci-fi spoof for everyone with funny encounters that will require close attention.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

February 7, 2011
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