Get Him to the Greek Reviews

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November 18, 2011
June 26, 2010
The basic tonal problem is established right at the outset: we are being invited to laugh at exotic limey Aldous, whereas Brand's stand-up persona needs us to laugh with him and to see the world through his eyes.
June 25, 2010
This is Brand's film, and every aspect of his persona is played to the max - the sexual magnetism, the multiple addictions, the doting but distant mum, the hangers-on and women who want to control him.
June 24, 2010
Given that Judd Apatow is a co-producer, you'd at least expect the film to make you laugh. The humour's all over the place, though.
June 24, 2010
This is Brand's movie all the way: he's the one snorting the drugs, throwing the tantrums and getting the lion's share of the laughs.
June 24, 2010
This is Brand's bag: a man intoxicated with himself, who'll never shut up or stop messing around with east London slang and 19th-century swear words until the world drops its knickers.
June 11, 2010
W.C. Fields warned, "Never work with children or animals." Russell Brand and Jonah Hill can add, "Never work with P. Diddy."
June 11, 2010
Brand can seem simultaneously randy and strung-out and is often very funny. Hill is surprisingly touching, which is quite a feat given the number of orifices he is required to display.
June 11, 2010
Get Him to the Greek ticks all the boxes. It's a satire on rock'n'roll, with Russell Brand as a drugs- and booze-addled English rock star who's trying to restart his career and get back his lost love, model-turned-singer Jackie Q (a Cockney Rose Byrne)
June 7, 2010
The movie's story is conventional in shape, but it has passages of crazy exhilaration and brilliant invention.
June 4, 2010
Making Aldous regret his wicked ways is a buzz-kill of major proportions.
June 4, 2010
Cheerfully profane in the manner of a dormitory bull session.
June 4, 2010
This is personality comedy, and Brand and Hill have it to spare.
June 4, 2010
A veering, careening joy ride of excess and heart.
June 4, 2010
A little bit of Russell Brand can go a long way, but Greek is a fine vehicle for his mock rock-god persona.
June 4, 2010
If the film hadn't made a beeline toward the "serious movie with a message" category we could have had another Hangover or Tropic Thunder on our hands.
June 4, 2010
You see the serious stuff as just another bad joke.
June 4, 2010
A few too many grossout gags, but this is inspired lunacy, with P. Diddy (!) delivering one of the funniest performances of the year.
June 4, 2010
It's rare that a previously established side character, no matter how well loved, can deliver the goods in his own show. Which is probably why nobody tries it with movies. Well, nobody but the makers of Get Him to the Greek.
June 4, 2010
Some of the raunchy bits are amusing, but others prove that funny doesn't automatically follow from dirty.
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