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The 40 Year Old Virgin Reviews

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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
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 9, 2008
funny all way through
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 77/100
April 15, 2007
An infuriatingly-offensive, soft-porn primer on how to treat girls as objects who exist at the disposal of men.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
March 1, 2007
The movie belongs to Carell, who takes a one-joke role and turns him into a three-dimensional human being.
October 7, 2006
If it were 20 minutes shorter, it would be that much closer to perfect.
September 1, 2006
There are lots of stereotypes about grown-up virgins, but the film stands these stereotypes on their head, so much so that, by the end, our protagonist seems like the sanest character of the bunch.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 24, 2006
Apatow's sex comedy...hits its stride eventually, and keeps us rooting for it...thanks to its honesty and sweetness
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
May 12, 2006
The script by Carell and director Judd Apatow is not for the prudish or easily offended. That said, it's still one of the funniest movies of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 20, 2006
An often very funny sex comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 9, 2005
On the surface nothing more than a National Lampoon-style raunch-fest, this (highly) adult sex romp is unexpectedly sweet and full of heart. It's also laugh-out-loud funny and the only picture this year where I performed a bona fide spit-take.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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