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Cedar Rapids Reviews

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May 3, 2015
Not as funny as it seems to think it is, but there are considerable pleasures to be found around the margins.
September 16, 2013
a fun little movie that really strikes a balance between comfortable friendliness and crazy silliness
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 28, 2013
The risks Cedar Rapids takes may not always pay off, but as a general rule, I would advise spending 86 minutes of your life with the movie rather than the city itself.
September 27, 2012
While this isn't destined to be remembered as a great standout comedy ... it is still guaranteed to provide a few giggles and knee-slaps.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 21, 2012
With "Cedar Rapids," the filmmakers seem to put too much faith in their material, thinking that it would be funny enough to carry the whole film without them having to put too much thought into the story. Sadly, they were quite mistaken.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 4, 2012
You've already heard what Cedar Rapids has to say, but the ensemble cast does a good job of going over the same ground so that you don't mind covering it with them.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 17, 2012
The cast is inherently likable, and the comedy is pleasantly sweet-natured (even if crack pipes, c-bombs and references to The Wire abound).
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 5, 2011
... I wanted to spend more time with these characters ...
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 9, 2011
There's a restraint and sweetness to the raunch that keeps it below the threshold of certain other R-rated comedies about away-from-home shenanigans gone bawdily awry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 14, 2011
The supporting cast are uniformly excellent too, particular Reilly, whose blow-hard Deanzie gradually reveals a softer, empathetic side.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 28, 2011
Hopelessly benign but still boisterous enough to deliver a mild buzz.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 23, 2011
Everyone does good work here, but for Helms this is a breakout role, and he delivers. Cedar Rapids is a modest but disarming comedy that will leave a smile on your face...
June 21, 2011
Engagingly funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 24, 2011
Cedar Rapids is at its best when it pushes Helms into uncomfortable situations and makes him figure them out. But the movie remains less than completely satisfying
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 15, 2011
Cardboard caricatures of midwesterners make for a few easy laughs
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 13, 2011
Everyone will leave feeling like they just had a properly-sized snack of delicious popcorn when they really wanted a juicy burger. It's responsible and you don't regret it, but it doesn't go down in history either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 9, 2011
A kind of American Pie for young adults, there is much amiable and good-hearted humour here amongst the cruder elements and the strange nether-world of conventions is amusingly captured.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 4, 2011
What happens in "Cedar Rapids" doesn't stay in Cedar Rapids ... Excellent news for film-goers in the mood for something hilariously off-kilter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 1, 2011
It's funny, offensive, well acted and pointless.
April 30, 2011
Cedar Rapids is both funny and perceptive with a sympathetic mixture of boorish, calculating and innocent-abroad behaviour.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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