Get Him to the Greek Reviews

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June 3, 2010
Stoller ... apparently has major trust issues with his odd-couple stars, women and the audience. Did I forget anybody?
June 3, 2010
Much snappy dialogue keeps the far-fetched shenanigans from collapsing into stupidity, and agile performances create genuineness in the relationships. Foremost is Brand, whose wry intelligence inspires an enormously appealing presence.
June 3, 2010
The film succeeds as a music-industry satire, a very naughty version of Almost Famous.
June 3, 2010
If the movie's all too predictable in its broad outlines, it's scurrilously funny in the details, and it pushes its two leads and one of its supporting actors in entertainingly fresh directions. For early June, that's enough.
June 3, 2010
Hill, dialing back on the pissy vulgarity of his supporting roles in Knocked Up and Funny People, makes the perfect foil, as passive and impressionable as Brand is reckless and impulsive.
June 3, 2010
The film feels like a collection of sketches instead of a mad, three-day, drug-and-sex-infused whirl.
June 3, 2010
The fact that much of Greek is funny-- crassly funny, sometimes obviously funny-- saves it, and may even allow you to forgive its indulgences.
June 3, 2010
Unapologetically crude and shamelessly silly.
June 3, 2010
It's not quite infectious, but some of the high notes manage to drown out some of the guttural lows.
June 3, 2010
The film swings between performance gags (and no one can do this better than Russell Brand), well-scripted zings, random absurdity (Paul Krugman reaction shot FTW!) and some really sharp editing.
June 3, 2010
The movie's a good, rude commercial comedy. How many good movies have we even seen this year?
June 3, 2010
The reason the friendship works is that Russell Brand and Jonah Hill are good actors. Hill's character is required to be blotto half of the time, but there's the sense that he's desperately trying to do the right thing.
June 2, 2010
Get Him to the Greek turns out to be the funniest hard-R comedy since The Hangover.
June 2, 2010
It has a rambly, realistic tone, with one orgiastic mishap spilling into the next, and that tone keeps much of the action popping with surprise.
June 2, 2010
Greek doesn't quite know when to stop, and things aren't brought to a particularly satisfying resolution. But Brand does a nice job adding a few dramatic shadings to his character, a pleasant surprise. And Hill is outstanding.
June 2, 2010
Greek might be this year's The Hangover.
June 2, 2010
The heavyset Hill is beginning to cultivate a likable John Candy-esque appeal; playing against the surprisingly sharp Sean Combs, as a hellacious boss, he grounds the movie in approachability as the orbiting players get crazier.
June 1, 2010
Brand takes center stage as the fatuously cocksure singer, but the episodic screenplay strains to give the British comic enough juicy moments to be amusingly inappropriate.
June 1, 2010
The comic premise still works like a charm.
June 1, 2010
Get Him to the Greek is a complete blast, a much-needed breath of fresh air - well, as much fresh air as you can get in crowded clubs, packed rock shows and trashed hotel suites.
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