Ass Backwards Reviews

November 8, 2013
As with any kind of episodic or sketch comedy, some gags land more effectively than others, although you'll likely find a line or a beat or an image that makes you laugh from start to finish.
November 7, 2013
The road adventures they have along the way aren't funny, and once they reach the pageant, the comic payoff you're hoping for never materializes.
November 7, 2013
Where movie comedy teams once required a "straight" member - or so-called normal characters - off which to bounce stupidity or silliness, Raphael and Wilson believe total immersion in thickheadedness and failure is riot enough.
November 7, 2013
Raphael and Wilson are impressively committed to these misadventures, but it's a shame the movie is so cruel to the characters.
Top Critic
November 7, 2013
Ass Backwards overcomes the obvious beats with clever, occasionally dark jokes that reveal the sharpness of its stars' writing.
Top Critic
November 5, 2013
Wilson and Raphael have been a comedy team for years, and they riff off each other expertly; too often, however, that's all they do.
June 22, 2019
With a script so painfully unfunny it's hard to imagine that Raphael and Wilson (who got some of their funding for the film through Kickstarter) never had anyone tell them they were working with absolute dreck.
November 25, 2013
Chris Nelson's Ass Backwards certainly doesn't aspire to being anything more than passing entertainment. But sadly, this listless, flat, and exceptionally derivative movie doesn't even achieve that modest goal.
November 15, 2013
It's a little slapdash, a little flimsy, and doesn't seem to quite know what it wants to be at times, but it's good to see Raphael and Wilson get the chance to finally carry something for once.
October 17, 2013
Ass Backwards is a film that is all-at-once hilarious, intelligent, poignant and accessible.
October 17, 2013
Wilson and Raphael do not hold back in their performances, fully committing to their roles and making Chloe and Kate both lovable and laughable.
October 10, 2013
This is a feature that opens and closes with shots of women urinating. No amount of high-beam comedic work is going save a picture that doesn't have much imagination to begin with.
November 5, 2013
The episodic story and minimal budget result in a small canvas over which these two huge characters dominate.
October 4, 2013
If you loved Romy and Michele's High School Reunion... well, rewatch it instead of this tedious comedy.
October 2, 2013
The pessimistic, passive-aggressive "Ass Backwards" may have been written by women, but one would never guess it judging by the evidence onscreen.
September 30, 2013
Comedy can be fueled by desperation, but the characters are the ones who should be flailing wildly, not the writer-stars.
February 16, 2013
A below-90-minute running time is not even a silver lining to a film that lives up to its name in more ways than one.
January 30, 2013
I can't help but recommend you check this out on VOD and mostly pay attention to it.
January 24, 2013
A comedy built on the amusement value of stupid people that is itself too stupid to be funny.