The Hangover

2009

The Hangover

Critics Consensus

With a clever script and hilarious interplay among the cast, The Hangover nails just the right tone of raunchy humor, and the non-stop laughs overshadow any flaw.

78%

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Total Count: 237

84%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 942,721
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Movie Info

A blowout Las Vegas bachelor party turns into a race against time when three hung-over groomsmen awaken after a night of drunken debauchery to find that the groom has gone missing, and attempt to get him to the alter in time for his wedding. In 48 hours, Doug is scheduled to walk down the aisle, effectively ending his reign as a rowdy bachelor. Realizing that this is their last blowout with their best friend, Doug's groomsmen organize a Sin City bachelor bash he'll never forget. The next morning, the groomsmen come to in their Caesar's Palace suite to find a tiger in the bathroom and a six-month-old baby tucked away in the closet. Unfortunately, Doug is nowhere to be found. With no memory of the previous night's transgressions and precious little time to spare, the trio sets out in a hazy attempt to retrace their steps and discover exactly where things went wrong. Will they find Doug in time to get him to the wedding back in Los Angeles, or will his bride experience the sharp sting of disappointment when she walks down the aisle to discover that her future husband is nowhere to be found? Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, and Heather Graham star in a rambunctious comedy from Old School director Todd Phillips. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Cast

Ken Jeong
as Mr. Chow
Mike Tyson
as Himself
Mike Epps
as Black Doug
Rob Riggle
as Officer Franklin
Cleo King
as Officer Garden
Matt Walsh
as Dr. Valsh
Ian Anthony Dale
as Chow's No. 1
Michael Li
as Chow's No. 2
Gillian Vigman
as Stephanie
Chuck Pacheco
as Hotel Guest at Valet
Jesse Erwin
as Hotel Valet
Dan Finnerty
as Wedding Singer
Keith Lyle
as Casino Dealer
Brody Stevens
as Officer Foltz
Todd Phillips
as Mr. Creepy
James Martin Kelly
as Police Clerk
Ken Flaherty
as Old Timer at Gas Station
Constance Broge
as Woman in Elevator
Sue Pierce
as Mini-Mart Cashier
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Critic Reviews for The Hangover

All Critics (237) | Top Critics (48)

  • The Hangover is funny but not deeply so. There's a difference between funny incidents piled up in a line and people who make us laugh because of who they are.

    Jun 19, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The director and his screenwriters have come up with the funniest film to appear in ages. It avoids the predictable crudity and silly laddishness (well, almost) you'd expect, and delights with zinging one-liners and charming performances.

    Jun 16, 2009 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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  • This is an above par effort, excellently played and just naughty enough to be thought daring as well as amusingly spiteful.

    Jun 16, 2009 | Rating: 3/5
  • An intriguing, time-hopping set-up is wasted on obnoxious characters, celebrity cameos and crass attempts at humour.

    Jun 12, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The lads duly lurch from one bewildering crisis to another.

    Jun 12, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • It turns out to be every bit as crass, offensive and incorrect as you'd expect, but it's also - gulp! - really very funny an awful lot of the time, as well as bizarrely gripping.

    Jun 12, 2009 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Hangover

  • Dec 06, 2013
    Wild and crazy, The Hangover is an outrageous comedy with non-stop laughs. The morning after an out-of-control Vegas bachelor party three friends have to retrace their steps in order to find the groom and get him to his wedding. Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis make for a hilarious comedy team and have great chemistry together. And, the storytelling is really good, weaving a fun mystery full of shocking surprises. The humor gets a little overly crass and vulgar, but most of it works. Full of hysterical shenanigans, The Hangover is incredibly entertaining.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 18, 2013
    Intelligently written and brilliantly acted. One of the best comedy films I've seen. This is highly recommended.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Jun 30, 2013
    While The Hangover is undeniably crude, well acted, and fun, it also feels a bit overrated. The laughs are there, but they are more chuckles rather than stomach hurting. The Hangover is a good time, but it is slightly overrated.
    Joey T Super Reviewer
  • Mar 22, 2013
    It's definitely funny at times, but in the end, all of it screams: "mediocre." There's nothing remarkable here. Just a string of hit-or-miss jokes.
    Matthew Samuel M Super Reviewer

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