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21 And Over Reviews

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
March 4, 2013
In the end, 21 and Over is more exhausting - and exhausted - than funny or wild.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
March 3, 2013
One of those brashly formulaic all-night-long youth-party flicks that's redeemed by the speed and personality of the actors.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Nicole Herrington
New York Times
March 1, 2013
These guys get into more trouble in one night than members of this film's target audience will encounter in their entire college lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
March 1, 2013
All, or at least some, might be forgiven if there were just one likable character or memorable joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Tom Russo
Boston Globe
March 1, 2013
Among the ingredients "21" is missing: the infectiously random silliness of a Zach Galifianakis, the smug hunkiness of a Bradley Cooper, and any sort of Vegas-y gloss whatsoever.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Amy Nicholson
Birth.Movies.Death.
March 1, 2013
21 & Over powers along with a winning Abercrombie bonhomie, IE naked guys and racism. Hilarious racism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
March 1, 2013
21 & Over provides lots of fun while the beer flows. Too bad the R.A. felt like he had to come in and ask everyone about their major.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
March 1, 2013
Lucas and Moore don't bother to come up with a single funny joke. Instead they apparently hope that combining racist and sexist insults with unfocused mayhem will be diversion enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
March 1, 2013
Everything is done to excess with the needle on the gross-out meter buried in the red.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
March 1, 2013
This is comedy on a familiar train where every stop is reassuringly predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
March 1, 2013
I don't think I've ever seen someone ralph in super-slo-mo while riding a mechanical bull before, so kudos for originality there, I guess.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
February 28, 2013
A raucous boys' night comedy that goes for the outrageous and hits it often enough.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
February 28, 2013
21 and Over is pretty much for people with an IQ of 21 and under.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
February 28, 2013
A cynical college-age "Hangover" redo with far, far fewer fully developed characters or inventive adventures. (And that's saying something.)
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
February 28, 2013
Here is a youth comedy that is leering, offensive, politically incorrect, at times even disgusting, and yet not a bummer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times
February 28, 2013
Bleech. Tasteless. Even worse, unfunny.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Stephanie Zacharek
Village Voice
February 28, 2013
You can't hate 21 & Over, and you can't laugh at it. The most you can do is just pity it for not being as outrageous as it thinks it is. And as any guy will tell you, being pitied is the ultimate humiliation.
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Chase Wade
Dallas Morning News
February 28, 2013
An alcohol-fueled journey that becomes progressively more farfetched and, as the film's run time ticks on, increasingly unwatchable.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
February 28, 2013
Writer-directors Jon Lucas and Scott Moore find a nice balance between the over-the-top high jinks and an emotional core, which unexpectedly crystallizes relatively late in the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Debruge
Variety
February 28, 2013
This play-it-safe debut delivers, but doesn't exactly surprise, proving Lucas and Moore like their protagonists wasted, but not their opportunities.
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William Goss
Film.com
February 28, 2013
...condenses the familiarity of so many other party-hearty romps into 93 harried minutes.
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
February 28, 2013
21 & Over seems particularly redundant, since a film already exists that's exactly like The Hangover, only not as good: It was called The Hangover Part II.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
February 28, 2013
While comparisons to ''The Hangover'' are inevitable, ''21 & Over'' is actually reminiscent of a different and specific kind of movie: the early Vince Vaughn-Jon Favreau romp.
| Original Score: 2.5/4