Zack and Miri Make a Porno Reviews

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October 31, 2008
There are laughs. Big, loud laughs. Laughs of self-recognition, laughs at social duplicity, laughs at prejudices of all types. Lots of laughs about the most basic of human functions. And many, many laughs at our own inhibitions.
October 31, 2008
[Rogen's] funny, it works.
October 31, 2008
While I wouldn't call the role of cheery, foul-mouthed Miri nuanced, Banks and Rogen click in a way that Rogen and Katherine Heigl in Knocked Up did not.
October 31, 2008
Zack and Miri Make a Porno, in spite of its lewdness, follows a gee-whiz romantic-comedy formula that would not be out of place on the Disney Channel.
October 31, 2008
Other peoples' emotional intimacy can be downright embarrassing. Here, sadly, it's also boring.
October 31, 2008
The adult film reenactments are fairly gross and explicit and, worse, humorless.
October 30, 2008
Seth Rogen specializes in comedies where sex comes before love, a practicality that happens far more often on earth than in shiny, starry meet-cute romances.
October 30, 2008
It's a funny concept whose execution does not live up to its potential.
October 30, 2008
At 38, the grand old man of raunch talk has figured out how to make a movie that's sweet, funny and (a little) sexy.
October 30, 2008
Rogen and Banks, both terrific, bring out the sweet and spicy best in each other.
October 30, 2008
It's all vintage Smith -- if you can say that about a 38-year-old -- just pushed a little further.
October 30, 2008
Smith ties the love story to the idea that his leads pull out of their life slump by embracing their creative, industrious sides.
October 30, 2008
This one's for the Smith cultists.
October 30, 2008
It's a slow-footed film that confirms that Smith may never be able to lift his game to that 40 Year Old Virgin level of heart and romance. He's just too juvenile to pull it off.
October 30, 2008
There's a warm Boogie Nights-style vibe to the little family of oddballs Zack and Miri recruit to help them.
October 30, 2008
Will this movie offend you? Somehow Kevin Smith's very excesses defuse the material.
October 30, 2008
If this film were about teenagers, it might seem less like an outrageous comedy and more like a mundane slice of life.
October 30, 2008
Zack and Miri ends up as an interesting hybrid: a sweet, feel-good comedy that makes you feel like you need a shower after you've watched it.
October 30, 2008
That combination of raunch and heart isn't impossible to achieve -- at his best, Apatow can pull it off -- but it requires a nimbler pen and a sweeter soul than Kevin Smith brings to this movie.
October 29, 2008
Of course, what Zack and Miri actually make -- and what Rogen and Banks power their way through with a cherubic energy above and beyond the call of duty for a premise so inconsequential and puerile -- is another Kevin Smith comedy.
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