Zack and Miri Make a Porno Reviews

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November 18, 2011
May 6, 2011
All in all it's a modern-day, Kevin Smith fairytale: a big-screen bearing, perhaps, of his soul at its sincerest and wittiest, if not filthiest.
February 20, 2009
There remain some scatological touches I am still trying to forget. It's all done with great glee, yet falls far short of being hilarious.
February 20, 2009
A well-meaning, foul-mouthed misfire.
November 14, 2008
Smith may have pioneered this kind of upfront sex chat, but the Apatow team refined it. 'Zack and Miri' feels uncomfortably like a gruesome game of filth-talk oneupmanship, and it's hard to care who comes out on top.
November 14, 2008
This is the most soppy and unsexy 18-certificate skin-flick ever made.
November 14, 2008
This is a very ordinary comedy script, and the presence of Smith's trusty repertory players in minor roles makes this for fans only.
November 14, 2008
If this is part of our comedy culture, there's definitely something wrong somewhere.
November 3, 2008
It's one thing for a movie to be dirty; it's another thing altogether for it to be plain sloppy.
November 3, 2008
Kevin Smith turns out to be reverent after all: he wants to separate true love from mere copulating for money, but his story mixes romance and porn so inextricably that he seems confused, and the movie trips over its own conceits.
October 31, 2008
Everyone on screen seems to be having so much fun.
October 31, 2008
Seth Rogen is totally out of control. He's been marvelously funny in the past, and will be again, but get that party animal back in his cage.
October 31, 2008
Zack and Miri isn't very funny. Laugh-out-loud bits here are as rare as real breasts in an adult film.
October 31, 2008
The audience where I watched the movie laughed so hard that we all probably missed a third of the lines, and it was still one of the funnier movies I've seen this year.
October 31, 2008
The jokes are forced, almost mechanical, in their crudeness. They're so carefully placed that they feel a little precious rather than spontaneous, which ends up defying that impulsive, animal thing inside us.
October 31, 2008
The mood lurches around a bit, and the film itself feels a bit diluted -- as if Kevin Smith were doing Judd Apatow doing Kevin Smith. And Smith, and his fans, are far too original to settle for that for long.
October 31, 2008
Without the wit, raunchiness tends to feel uncomfortably forced. And the moments when Z&M works are, almost without exception, the ones that are more sweet than shocking. All the rest, frankly, feel like Apatow Lite.
October 31, 2008
Zack and Miri Make a Porno is crude and raunchy, but it's also a great date movie. See it with someone you love -- and want to grope.
October 31, 2008
Despite all the waggish raunch-talk, it's just not especially funny. And despite all the agile intercourse (originally rated NC-17), it's frankly kind of a bore.
October 31, 2008
There may not be a special movie rating for this kind of coyness, but it definitely feels like emotional porn.
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