The 40 Year Old Virgin Reviews

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June 29, 2018
And yet the jumble works, helped in part by the goofily game performances of Paul Rudd and Apatow regular Seth Rogen as Carell's co-worker pals, and Catherine Keener.
February 27, 2007
October 7, 2006
If it were 20 minutes shorter, it would be that much closer to perfect.
July 1, 2006
The script is little more than an excuse for letting a bouncy team of sketch comics have their heads. Unlike most films pasted together in this way, it displays a certain cohesion.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
At its best it resembles one of those classic early-'80s comedies starring Steve Martin -- the thinking man's Woody Allen -- boasting an acute mix of desperation, dignity, lunacy and indecorous wit.
September 26, 2005
Apatow genuinely loves his hero, and the film's innate sweetness carries it through the rough patches of a funny comedy with a central relationship that isn't particularly funny.
April 26, 2019
The scatological skits are predictably outrageous, but it's the attention to detail that really pays off. The raucous buddy banter is packed with throwaway gems and Stitzer himself is given a touchingly real personality.
November 1, 2018
Within its very mainstream, crowd-pleasing confines The 40 Year Old Virgin is actually a pretty enjoyable confection with a high gag quotient.
February 1, 2018
The 40-Year-Old Virgin knows what it's doing.
August 24, 2017
On screen that takes about one minute in the final consummation, but in the case of the 40-Year-Old-Virgin, the film, the audience gets screwed for 90 minutes straight.
April 14, 2013
Apatow's creative miscalculation here extends well beyond forgetting to give his characters much to do: He made a comedy that's just not very funny
September 25, 2010
Judd Apatow might have been crowned the savior of American comedy, but the brutal truth is that he peaked with this, his first major hit. Sadly, so did Steve Carell. So savor this perfect moment that they shared, and scripted, together.
July 7, 2010
A pleasant surprise, The 40 Year Old Virgin stands apart from other gross out comedies mainly because of how it deals with the films main theme.
September 1, 2009
Simultaneously subversive and reactionary
April 29, 2009
Leave it to Judd Apatow to take a simple concept you'd find in basically any sex comedy, and add his own original twist on it.
April 9, 2008
funny all way through
July 14, 2007
Mr. Carell and Mr. Apatow traffic in random humor and though their ability to sustain it is impressive, it's at the expense of any real emotion. Which is a bit ironic.
May 31, 2007
A must-have for anyone who's even a casual fan of Virgin or director Judd Apatow's other work.
May 16, 2007
A sure-fire sign of a successful movie that's got 'legs' on DVD is the release of numerous editions on disc.
May 16, 2007
Appeals equally to fans of no-holds-barred gross-out movies and those looking for something more intelligent. It's hilarious, surprisingly perceptive, and even sweet.
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