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The Hangover Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
June 3, 2009
It's hilarious in spurts and several bit players score, but the movie doesn't have enough momentum to carry it through the dead spots.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
June 5, 2009
Early in this unraveling adventure, a Vegas tourist quips, "Some guys just can't handle Vegas." Yeah, we know a couple: writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore.
| Original Score: 2/4
June 3, 2009
If you've seen the trailer for The Hangover, then you've pretty much seen all the funny parts. You've probably also unspooled a movie in your head that's way more fun than what's actually screening in theaters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
June 5, 2009
The movie smells like a hit, but honestly: Helms excepted, did it need to be quite so blandly cast, or quite so lamely raunchy?
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Adam Lippe
December 26, 2009
The real underlying message of The Hangover, as in most of Phillips' films, is that women are shrews, whores and/or fools-though Galifinakis is the only one to deal with the homoerotic subtext within the male bonding.
August 11, 2009
The Hangover isn't painful to watch. If friends drag you to this movie, you won't hate them afterwards. But maybe it'll seem a lot funnier if you are drinking.
| Original Score: C
Fernando F. Croce
August 25, 2009
Fear and loathing and douchebaggery in Las Vegas
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
June 6, 2009
The Polaroids of the bachelor party shown during the end titles deliver the genuine laughs the movie has promised; they're better than the entire movie that preceded it.
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Tom Huddlestone
Time Out
June 12, 2009
An intriguing, time-hopping set-up is wasted on obnoxious characters, celebrity cameos and crass attempts at humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
June 27, 2011
Starting on Monday, Coogan and Bryden share meals . . . and what passes for conversation. When they're not insufferable, they're boring
Justin Strout
Orlando Weekly
June 4, 2009
As if it wasn't bad enough to be stuck in Las Vegas with these middle-aged misanthropes, The Hangover does the inconceivable disservice of robbing the audience of that elusive sweet spot of GCA usefulness: the drunken escapade.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
June 11, 2009
The revelations of the night before won't shock you (strippers, wedding chapel, drugs), but there's so much vomiting, car crashing and tasering of genitals that you don't have time to ponder how uninteresting the story really is.
Tom Huddleston
Time Out Sydney
June 12, 2009
It doesn't help that the central cast is almost entirely forgettable, from the smug lounge lizardry of Bradley Cooper to the boisterous Jack Black-lite of Zach Galifianakis.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
June 5, 2009
Amusing as it is, it never feels real.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
June 5, 2009
Unless you find the man-infant Galifianakis appealing, you%u2019ll surely spend The Hangover wistfully remembering the days when Will Ferrell made good movies and Luke Wilson was still relevant.
Prairie Miller
June 4, 2009
A geek bonding guy movie just as easily titled, I Love You, Men, this in-your-face grossout about grown males in pursuit of living out their wannabe vice junkie daydreams badly, detours into beyond crude humor more often sour than sweet.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
June 12, 2009
To call it 'atrocious' and 'loathsome' is to pussyfoot around the truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 5, 2009
Would I have liked this film better if I went in cold, having never seen the trailer? Perhaps, but I'll never know.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Cornelius
June 19, 2009
Comedies have rarely been as lazy as this, nor have they been so adamantly stupid.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Peter Sobczynski
June 4, 2009
A film so completely stupid and hateful that you get the sense that it was financed by the Atlantic City tourism board as a way of besmirching the good name of their chief competition.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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