The Hangover Reviews

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June 19, 2009
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.
Top Critic
June 16, 2009
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.
June 16, 2009
This is an above par effort, excellently played and just naughty enough to be thought daring as well as amusingly spiteful.
June 12, 2009
An intriguing, time-hopping set-up is wasted on obnoxious characters, celebrity cameos and crass attempts at humour.
June 12, 2009
The lads duly lurch from one bewildering crisis to another.
June 12, 2009
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.
May 16, 2019
Here's a comedy that understands how to be raunchy and smart -- and isn't afraid to get a laugh at any expense.
March 26, 2019
Galifianakis went from being an alt-comedy idol to a mainstream pop culture figure. The Hangover still feels like a breath of fresh air.
October 30, 2018
Maybe, just maybe, the movie drags like a half-detached muffler and for some reason nobody wants to mention it.
June 14, 2018
Though it looks like just another men-will-be-guys-will-be-boys-will-be-idiots affair, this well-scripted affair still stands up as a refreshingly unpredictable laugh machine.
January 2, 2018
The movie, in the end, feels as as shabby as the unfulfilled lives that, we assume, these men will resume once the fun and games are over.
September 18, 2017
In the case of The Hangover, Phillips made a decent diversion, but no classic; like its heroes you'll have a good time, then forget most of it when you wake up the following morning. It's a movie, not a film.
September 12, 2017
... I went in to The Hangover with low expectations but ended up laughing more times than I thought I would.
August 22, 2017
This is lazy, condescending half-assed filmmaking. When in doubt, simply slap a piece of rap music overtop of the action.
June 22, 2013
The galaxy Galifianakis is beaming in from is infinitely more fascinating than the one this film occupies, but his visits from Beserko World are more than worth it.
May 25, 2013
The kind of brilliant comedy that will have you gasping, laughing so hard you'll have tears in your eyes and rocking back in your chair from laughter.
September 29, 2012
Just when you think things can't get any more farcical, they do: The Hangover is the Crank of comedy.
September 29, 2011
If the movie's gleeful rush into areas of questionable comedic taste occasionally raises an eyebrow here and there, the end sequence will sear them right off.
August 26, 2011
A younger generation is finding new stupid things to do underneath the desert sun.
July 20, 2011
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