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Cedar Rapids Reviews

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Caroline Jowett
Daily Express (UK)
April 29, 2011
What makes it work is the real sense of warmth and affection that grows between the characters, lending the film an appealing sweetness that has become all too rare in American comedy.
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
April 29, 2011
Comedy seldom comes as good-natured as Cedar Rapids, a fish-out-of-water story in which a Midwestern innocent discovers sex, drugs and cream sherry in the big city.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
April 29, 2011
Cedar Rapids is a lot less funny than it thinks it is with a pretty testing childish zaniness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo
April 29, 2011
Admittedly, some episodes strain credibility, but we are resolutely behind the morally flawed protagonists every stumble of the way.
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
April 28, 2011
While never getting bogged down in the moral question of whether Tim needed to see a world outside his happy bubble, this film has enough laughs to keep it going.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
April 28, 2011
Not many movies manage to be filthy but sweet. This one brings it off.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew Pulver
Guardian
April 28, 2011
Cedar Rapids slowly squanders its apparently fruitful set-up, heading towards a weak, sappy ending that tries for sweetness, but leaves a sickly saccharine aftertaste.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
April 28, 2011
Plenty of passing laughs, but some coarse overacting, not to mention a phoned-in, Capra-esque message of singular banality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 28, 2011
This crowd-pleaser is not Arteta's defining piece, but its feel-good nature and big heart bolster your spirits.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
April 28, 2011
With raunchy jokes and pointed sideswipes at religious hypocrisy, the film takes its bearings from Reilly's Deanzie - vulgar on the outside, but warm-hearted and sincere underneath
Terry Staunton
Radio Times
April 28, 2011
It may sound a flimsy premise, but director Miguel Arteta delivers a laugh-out-loud ride that plays like a white-collar executive take on Animal House, and Phil Johnston's script is awash with quotable one-liners.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Paul O'Callaghan
Little White Lies
April 28, 2011
Its breezy charm papers over narrative cracks and minor annoyances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
April 28, 2011
It's beautifully acted, well-observed and very funny.
| Original Score: 4/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
April 28, 2011
What really makes things work is Helms' genuinely endearing dweeb, a gauche smalltown hero who shows that good guys do end up on top. Of Anne Heche.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
April 28, 2011
Sharply written and astutely directed, this is an enjoyable, frequently funny comedy with likeable characters and great comic performances from a superb cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Leo Robson
Financial Times
April 27, 2011
A foul-mouthed but good-natured comedy roughly in the Apatow mould.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
April 27, 2011
More man-child high-jinks in a comedy which seems to be looking down its nose at smalltown America's terminally unhip, but proves good-hearted and delivers enough laughter to seal the deal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick De Semlyen
Empire Magazine
April 26, 2011
One of those sunny-natured indie comedies that comes out of nowhere to put a smile on your face.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
April 25, 2011
Cedar Rapids can't decide if it wants to be an R-rated romp or much sweeter comedy-drama, and in the end, falls inadequately between the two.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
April 24, 2011
Effectively a coming-of-age comedy set 25-odd years later than normal. Tim Lippe's a 40-year-old in the body of a 15-year-old with the haircut of a four-year-old.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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