• R, 1 hr. 36 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Doug Liman
    In Theaters:
    Oct 18, 1996 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 21, 1998
  • Miramax Films

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Swingers Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

September 7, 2011
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

It's not the most creative of plots, but it captures a generation and the down-on-your-luck-in-so-many-ways motif effectively: it's like comfort food, with more heart than Liman usually provides.

Full Review Source: Film and Felt | Original Score: 68/100

February 17, 2010
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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Four guys hang out, kid one another, get into scuffles and flash their gonadal searchlight for available women. Yikes, haven't there been enough variations on the multiple-buddy movie? Actually, no.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

October 4, 2009

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Director-cinematographer Doug Liman gets points for breathing a bit of life into an already tired indie sub genre.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

October 4, 2009
Jon Fortgang
Film4

One of the sharpest male-oriented comedies of the 1990s.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4/5

October 4, 2009
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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A winningly confident snapshot of the nightlives of a bunch of young showbiz wannabes in a very upto-the-minute Hollywood.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 16, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The arc is nothing new, but the writing and pacing make it fresh and energetic, at least enough for it to have became a cult classic.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/4

May 5, 2008
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Directed in flair by Doug Liman, with winning performances from Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn, this comedy is the most successful since Diner of what could be described as a cycle of "walking and talking" and "hanging out" pictures.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A-

December 1, 2006
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Ninety minutes spent learning how not to pick up girls. This is what the movies were made for, isn't it?

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

This exercise in indie hipster cool is 'money'--and that's no joke, baby.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 14, 2005

Bullz-Eye.com

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 5/5

July 5, 2005
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

This movie is definitely "money," baby!

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews

April 9, 2005
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Blessed with a brilliantly quotable screenplay, one of the most electric and insightful ever written.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 4/4

October 1, 2004
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Shows that honesty and humanity aren't incompatible with comedy in modern Hollywood.

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10

February 3, 2004
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

| Original Score: 4/5

June 17, 2003
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Mr. Favreau wrote this screenplay with his real friends in mind. And the cast's camaraderie is appealingly clear.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 20, 2003
Clint Morris
Moviehole

A Swinging good time! Vaughn is a revelation

| Original Score: 4/5

April 27, 2003
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com

The first and best outing from Favreau and Vaughan. Trendy, but hilarious. VEGAS, BABY - VEGAS!

| Original Score: 4/5

March 18, 2003
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Rarely has the American male been portrayed more accurately... or with funnier results.

| Original Score: 4/5

December 4, 2002
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

November 27, 2002
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

January 1, 2000
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