The 40-Year-Old Virgin

Critics Consensus

Steve Carell's first star turn scores big with a tender treatment of its titular underdog, using raunchy but realistically funny comedy to connect with adult audiences.

85%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 190

79%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 293

Where to watch

Show all services

Other Movies

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

The 40 Year Old Virgin Videos

The 40-Year-Old Virgin Photos

Movie Info

Andy Stitzer (Steve Carell) is an amiable single guy who works at a big-box store. Living alone, 40-year-old Andy spends his free time playing video games and curating his action-figure collection. Despite his age, Andy has never had sex, so his friends, including the laid-back David (Paul Rudd), push Andy towards losing his virginity. While attempting to get over his awkwardness around female customers, Andy meets local shop owner Trish (Catherine Keener), and they begin a tentative romance.

Cast & Crew

News & Interviews for The 40 Year Old Virgin

Critic Reviews for The 40 Year Old Virgin

All Critics (190) | Top Critics (41) | Fresh (162) | Rotten (28)

  • If it were 20 minutes shorter, it would be that much closer to perfect.

    October 7, 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.

    July 1, 2006 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    June 24, 2006 | Full Review…
    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • 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.

    September 26, 2005 | Full Review…

    Nathan Rabin

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • Count me among the naysayers.

    September 7, 2005 | Full Review…

    Andrew Sarris

    Observer
    Top Critic
  • It's truly dirty and truly romantic at the same time, a combination that's very hard to pull off.

    September 6, 2005

    David Denby

    New Yorker
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The 40 Year Old Virgin

The 40 Year Old Virgin Quotes

Movie & TV guides