The Guilt Trip Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
It just cruises along in second gear, being genial.
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
June 27, 2014
The laughs are gentle, of the chuckle rather than laugh-out-loud variety and they're plentiful enough to overlook the episodic sequences.
Phil Villarreal
COED.com
April 30, 2013
Rogen's deadpan misery meshes well with Streisand's oblivious idiocy, making the laughs roll in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bill Gibron
Film Racket
April 22, 2013
On paper, it must have seemed like a solid idea
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
March 28, 2013
Contrived and mostly medicore, but may satisfy Streisand fans
Philip French
Observer [UK]
March 10, 2013
It's all kvetch this and kvetch that, with few jokes or amusing encounters ...
Terry Staunton
Radio Times
March 8, 2013
It never quite delivers juggernaut-sized laughs, but the sharp-tongued sparring between the two leads pops and fizzes throughout, with Streisand in particular showing she's still an intuitive and naturalistic comedian.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
March 8, 2013
Streisand has lost little of her gawky, pesky touch in comedy, while Rogen knows just how to be the charmingly daft slob.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
March 8, 2013
Rogen plays the science nerd Andrew, who has just invented an organic cleaning product and is taking a cross-country trip to find a buyer. In a moment of weakness, he invites his meddling mother Joyce (Streisand).
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Grant Rollings
Sun Online
March 7, 2013
Barbra's speed-yapping makes her mollycoddling mum Joyce even more annoying than she is supposed to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
March 7, 2013
What we're left with is a bafflingly dull road movie. Maybe Alexander Payne could have done something with this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
March 7, 2013
It is the makers who should feel guilty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
March 6, 2013
Enjoyable mother-son road movie that swerves the potential potholes of broad or outrageous comedy in favour of an engaging, emotionally convincing and ultimately moving portrait of the central relationship ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
March 6, 2013
It's been more than fifteen years since Barbra Streisand has taken a lead role in a movie...and after suffering this you can see why.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
March 6, 2013
There are OK performances but the cast are better than this. Very occasionally it's vaguely amusing, but it's mostly just annoying or cringeworthy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy
March 5, 2013
Think of it as a Sunday drive, easy and breezy, with good company to pass the time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eddie Harrison
The List
March 4, 2013
Despite the odds, both stars strike a few sparks in Anne Fletcher's slight comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 15, 2013
You've seen this film already. That's how predictable it is...the film is surprisingly light on laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brent Simon
Screendaily
February 7, 2013
Small stakes and consistently tame inclinations mark screenwriter Dan Fogelman's effort, which gives off an ambling vibe that would be more at home in an independent production.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5
Neil Smith
Total Film
February 4, 2013
Only comes to life during a Texan steak-eating contest that has Babs ingest a mountain of meat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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