March 18, 2011
Critics Consensus: Paul Is Sweet Sci-Fi Fun
This week at the movies, we've got a close encounter (Paul, starring Simon Pegg and Seth Rogen); a perfect drug (Limitless, starring Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro); and some rough justice (The Lincoln Lawyer, starring Matthew McConaughey and Marisa Tomei). What do the critics have to say? Simon Pegg's filmography is littered with expert genre parodies (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and director Greg Mottola is known for mixing big laughs with poignancy and intelligence. And although their new effort, Paul, may not live up to their previous work, critics say it's an amiable, sweet road comedy that smartly sends up sci-fi references.