Ted (2012) - Rotten Tomatoes

Ted (2012)



Critic Consensus: Ted's "romance versus bromance" plot is familiar, but the film's held aloft by the high-concept central premise and a very funny (albeit inconsistent) script.

Movie Info

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of Ted. In the live action/CG-animated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish...and has refused to leave his side ever since. -- (C) Universalmore
Rating: R (for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, and some drug use)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Seth MacFarlane, Wellesley Wild, Alec Sulkin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 11, 2012
Box Office: $218.6M
Universal Pictures - Official Site


Mila Kunis
as Lori Collins
Mark Wahlberg
as John Bennett
Matt Walsh
as Thomas
Jessica Barth
as Tami-Lynn
Norah Jones
as Herself
Sam J. Jones
as Himself
Tom Skerritt
as Himself
Brett Manley
as Young John
Ralph Garman
as John's Dad
Alex Borstein
as John's Mom
Robert Wu
as Asian Man "Ming"
Max Harris
as Greenbaum Kid
Zane Cowans
as Kid #1/Young Ted's V...
Zane Cowans
as Young Ted's Voice
Chanty Sok
as Angelique
Sara Fischer
as Sauvignon Blanc
Cassie Djerf
as Waitress
Joe Siriani
as Guy at Table #1
Patrick Shea
as Guy at Table #2
Henry Penzi
as Partygoer (Ted's Bud...
Tania Cabrera
as Girl at Party
Colton Shires
as Teenage John
Viera Andrea Moya
as Plymouth PR Worker
Hajee Kim
as Club Girl
Shawn Thornton
as Crazy Guy
Eric Weinstein
as Stagehand
Mike Nikitas
as Newscaster
Robin Hamilton
as Female Newscaster
Mike Henry
as Southern Newscaster
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News & Interviews for Ted

Critic Reviews for Ted

All Critics (204) | Top Critics (43)

Very funny until all of the sudden it's not anymore.

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

A surprisingly funny and crude comedy about a man's relationship with a talking teddy bear.

Full Review… | June 30, 2013
Big Hollywood

It is a film that seems to have an endless middle.

Full Review… | June 28, 2013
Film Comment Magazine

Soulless, angry-white-guy comedy at its worst. This is a smug, nasty little number.

Full Review… | June 23, 2013

I was expecting something more than repetitive jokes, incessant pop culture references and rampant misogyny.

Full Review… | June 2, 2013
The Patriot Ledger

Hit and miss humour with problematic undertones buoyed by an intriguing premise and appealing performances from the film's human cast.

Full Review… | March 4, 2013

Audience Reviews for Ted


High profile comedy (due to McFarlane's name on it) interestingly/ironically about a man/boy choosing to grow up. There's a problem though when the technical reality of Wahlberg and Kunis relating to a animation (which they really do quite well) is more interesting than the story. Not to say that there aren't good bits in it, but those are mostly what were used in the pre-release trailer. In other words, meh.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

The ending was stupid and resolved none of the issues that had led to their relationship crisis.

Letitia Lew
Letitia Lew

Super Reviewer

The most popular stuffed animal doll in 2012! Perhaps that is my new nickname for Ted because of his appearance in this movie, Teddy Bear become more famous and people just wish they had a friend just like Ted.. The story itself is quite unique, the fantasy relationship that turns out to be modern day - buddies friendship between a human and a talking stuffed animal doll.. Seth MacFarlane did a quite impressive job in here, as a voice cast for Ted but also the producer-director-writer of this movie.. And the most wonderful thing about this movie is : Seth takes the audiences from the starting point of John-Ted relationship, and then their highest point when they are already thunder buddies, then lowest point when John leaving Ted for Lori.. And all of that wrapped with a beautiful soundtrack from Norah Jones that really blows the audiences away.. Overall, I really like this movie..

Sanjaya 丘耀文

Super Reviewer

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