• R, 1 hr. 40 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Todd Phillips
    In Theaters:
    Jun 5, 2009 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 15, 2009
  • Warner Bros. Pictures

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The Hangover Reviews

Tom Huddlestone
Time Out
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An intriguing, time-hopping set-up is wasted on obnoxious characters, celebrity cameos and crass attempts at humour.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

June 12, 2009
Sara Vilkomerson
New York Observer
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You might be embarrassed by laughing at some of the silliness, but don't be: Everyone else will be cracking up, too.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

June 11, 2009
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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The movie smells like a hit, but honestly: Helms excepted, did it need to be quite so blandly cast, or quite so lamely raunchy?

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 5, 2009
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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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 Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

June 5, 2009
Rob Nelson
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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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 Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

June 5, 2009
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Amusing as it is, it never feels real.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 5, 2009
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Memento meets Old School? It's party time.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

June 5, 2009
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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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.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3/4

June 5, 2009
Rafer Guzman
Newsday
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Surprisingly funny and smartly acted.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 5, 2009
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Superbly cast, well-written and so silly it makes your teeth ache.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B

June 5, 2009
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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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.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2/4

June 5, 2009
Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
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You're likely to hear all about it as friends and co-workers endlessly quote lines or re-create scenes.

| Original Score: 4.5/5

June 5, 2009
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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The funniest movie so far this year.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

June 5, 2009
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

June 5, 2009
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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The Hangover should be a huge hit this summer for laugh-starved audiences; happily, it delivers.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

June 5, 2009
Dana Stevens
Slate
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This kind of 'one crazy night' tale relies on drum-tight structure to work. Without it, The Hangover sputters to a sentimental halt.

Full Review Source: Slate

June 5, 2009
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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This is a bromance so primitive it's practically Bro-Magnon.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

June 5, 2009
Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
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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 Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

June 5, 2009
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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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.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

June 5, 2009
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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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 Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

June 5, 2009
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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The Hangover ain't art, but Phillips has shaped the hardcore hilarity into the summer party movie of all our twisted dreams.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 5, 2009
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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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 Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

June 5, 2009
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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What hangover? This movie is safe as milk.

| Original Score: 3/5

June 5, 2009
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Unlike most so-called "comedies," this one can claim the virtue of being reasonably funny.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

June 5, 2009
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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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.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

June 4, 2009
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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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 Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

June 4, 2009
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Though the film falters toward the end, The Hangover is a side-splitting adventure you'll still be laughing about the morning after.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

June 4, 2009
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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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.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3/4

June 4, 2009
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Inquirer
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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 Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: B+

June 4, 2009
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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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 Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 4, 2009
Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out New York
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You'll laugh three or four times and probably won't remember why.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 1/6

June 3, 2009
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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The Hangover has scattered laughs (many in the cathartically funny end-credit montage), but overall it's more amusing than hilarious.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

June 3, 2009
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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It's so funny it might convince you that sometimes the raunchy journey is worth the laugh-out-loud reward.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/5

June 3, 2009
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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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.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

June 3, 2009
Jim Ridley
Village Voice
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An unusually palatable entry in a rancid genre.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 3, 2009
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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A comedy that stays weird and wild for the first two-thirds, only to disappoint in the final act.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

June 1, 2009
Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
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Very funny.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

June 1, 2009
Ben Lyons
At the Movies
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I think this is going to be a big comedy hit this summer.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

June 1, 2009
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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Head-poundingly (in a good way), sidesplittingly funny.

May 26, 2009
Joe Leydon
Variety
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The Hangover is surprisingly clever as well as R-rated rowdy.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 26, 2009
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