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Cedar Rapids Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
Not as funny as it seems to think it is, but there are considerable pleasures to be found around the margins.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
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
Violet Lucca
Film Comment Magazine
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.
Matt Looker
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
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
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
Simon Miraudo
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
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
November 5, 2011
... I wanted to spend more time with these characters ...
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Mike Barnard
Future Movies UK
September 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Neil Pond
American Profile
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
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
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
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
June 28, 2011
Hopelessly benign but still boisterous enough to deliver a mild buzz.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Top Critic
Leonard Maltin
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...
Steve Newall
June 21, 2011
Engagingly funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rich Heldenfels
Akron Beacon Journal
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
Grae Drake
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
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
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
Glenn Lovell
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
Philip French
May 1, 2011
It's funny, offensive, well acted and pointless.
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
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
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.
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