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The 40 Year Old Virgin Reviews

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Chris Barsanti
Film Racket
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
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
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
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
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
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
September 1, 2009
Simultaneously subversive and reactionary
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
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
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
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
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
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.
| Original Score: 77/100
Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics
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
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
The movie belongs to Carell, who takes a one-joke role and turns him into a three-dimensional human being.
Top Critic
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
October 7, 2006
If it were 20 minutes shorter, it would be that much closer to perfect.
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
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
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
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

Time Out
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.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
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
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com
February 20, 2006
An often very funny sex comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
February 17, 2006
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 2, 2005
There's crude, lewd humour, bawdy innuendo and surprisingly plenty of heart in this bad-taste romantic comedy that insists we tag along for the fun.
Top Critic
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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.
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