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The Hangover Reviews

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
June 11, 2009
You might be embarrassed by laughing at some of the silliness, but don't be: Everyone else will be cracking up, too.
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?
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 5, 2009
There is a sort of perverse brilliance or brilliant perverseness to be found in this story of a bachelor party gone terribly wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 5, 2009
The Hangover, like the condition for which it's named, has some spirited moments, but more often it stumbles and slurs, regurgitating earlier pleasures and praying for the fog to lift.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 5, 2009
Amusing as it is, it never feels real.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 5, 2009
Memento meets Old School? It's party time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 5, 2009
Every summer needs at least one silly, dirty comedy, but The Hangover may end up being one of the few to actually get the mix right.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 5, 2009
Surprisingly funny and smartly acted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 5, 2009
Superbly cast, well-written and so silly it makes your teeth ache.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 5, 2009
You're likely to hear all about it as friends and co-workers endlessly quote lines or re-create scenes.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 5, 2009
The funniest movie so far this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 5, 2009
Waking up with a hangover and no memory of what happened the night before is an experience most people can relate to, but it's also a surefire device for comedy.
June 5, 2009
The Hangover should be a huge hit this summer for laugh-starved audiences; happily, it delivers.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 5, 2009
This kind of 'one crazy night' tale relies on drum-tight structure to work. Without it, The Hangover sputters to a sentimental halt.
June 5, 2009
This is a bromance so primitive it's practically Bro-Magnon.
June 5, 2009
A strong cast, a quirky script with some unexpected twists and a steady hand from the director's chair make this a desert ride on the wild side a worthy road trip.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 5, 2009
Even though Apatow has no fingerprints over this movie, The Hangover follows in the same surprise-me tradition: It takes us to the dumb side but comes back with something unexpectedly affecting.
June 5, 2009
Phillips, with a script credited to Jon Lucas and Scott Moore (and with loads of loose-limbed interpretations from the cast), captures the amity among a group of grown men set loose without spouses, girlfriends, or sobriety to hinder them. (Or help.)
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 5, 2009
The Hangover ain't art, but Phillips has shaped the hardcore hilarity into the summer party movie of all our twisted dreams.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 5, 2009
Outrageousness proves hard to sustain, and after a stomach-lurchingly quick start, The Hangover slows down and, by the third act, fizzes out like Alka-Seltzer in a highball glass.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 5, 2009
What hangover? This movie is safe as milk.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 5, 2009
Unlike most so-called "comedies," this one can claim the virtue of being reasonably funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 4, 2009
The Hangover remains unrepentantly irresponsible and hilarious throughout, culminating with what could be the funniest montage ever to grace a picture's end credits. The summer's first sleeper hit has arrived.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 4, 2009
The latest in the wave of post-Judd Apatow Bad Lad comedies, The Hangover is rowdy, scurrilous, and, for about three-quarters of its running time, a lot more hilarious than it has any right to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 4, 2009
It's a film about forgetting that seems designed to be forgotten.
Read More | Original Score: C+
June 4, 2009
Though the film falters toward the end, The Hangover is a side-splitting adventure you'll still be laughing about the morning after.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 4, 2009
The payoff to the mysteries isn't nearly as interesting as the setup, and the ending of the movie is disappointingly squishy. But while it's riding a hot streak, The Hangover is a rush.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 4, 2009
I'm going to say, at the risk of doing time in the blurbitentiary, that The Hangover is the Citizen Kane of bachelor party movies.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 4, 2009
Now this is what I'm talkin' about. The Hangover is a funny movie, flat out, all the way through. Its setup is funny. Every situation is funny
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 3, 2009
You'll laugh three or four times and probably won't remember why.
Read More | Original Score: 1/6
June 3, 2009
The Hangover has scattered laughs (many in the cathartically funny end-credit montage), but overall it's more amusing than hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 3, 2009
It's so funny it might convince you that sometimes the raunchy journey is worth the laugh-out-loud reward.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 3, 2009
An unusually palatable entry in a rancid genre.
June 1, 2009
A comedy that stays weird and wild for the first two-thirds, only to disappoint in the final act.
June 1, 2009
Very funny.
June 1, 2009
I think this is going to be a big comedy hit this summer.
May 29, 2009
Miraculously, we still like Alan and Stu and Phil even as we crack up when they get tazed and beaten. Phillips has pulled off a feat of balance that rivals Cirque du Soleil down the Strip.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 26, 2009
Head-poundingly (in a good way), sidesplittingly funny.
May 26, 2009
The Hangover is surprisingly clever as well as R-rated rowdy.