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Date Night Reviews

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Jeff Beck
October 1, 2012
As believable as the story is, it's strange that the filmmakers didn't do more with the talent they had on hand.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 29, 2010
It stumbles along as you're forced to sit through quite a bit of umming and aaahing and a car chase that lasts five minutes too long.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Miraudo
October 21, 2010
The screenplay never takes any particularly sharp, or even interesting turns. Needless to say, North By Northwest is not in risk of losing its crown as the funniest and most-action packed mistaken-identity caper.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
April 3, 2010
Date Night feels too much like a lame married couple version of Adventures in Babysitting with its mild humour and tensionless action.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
April 21, 2010
All in all, it's an amazing film and easily the best thing to come out of Hollywood in 2010. Oh, wait a minute. None of that's true.
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
April 8, 2010
Instead of shooting for 'It Happened One Night,' it opts for being 'The Hangover' for married people.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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James Berardinelli
April 8, 2010
As dynamic as the duo of Carell and Fey might be, they prove unable to reverse the trend of padded and forgettable action/comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
April 9, 2010
The screenplay, by Josh Klausner, proves that the easy laugh isn't always the best.
| Original Score: 2/4
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
April 9, 2010
There are funny moments. But Date Night wallows too often in derivative movie mode, with goons from central casting, sappy sentiment, and a protracted car chase.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Gavin Bond
Sunday Times (Australia)
April 8, 2010
This manic story of mistaken identity is a disappointing waste of its talented leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
April 23, 2010
It's not that Fey and Carell don't make for a convincing onscreen couple; they simply overplay their 'embarrassing parent' shtick far too early and are left spitting cheap soundbites at each other in a genial, neverending bout of one-upmanship.
| Original Score: 2/5
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
April 10, 2010
Carell and Fey are gifted comedians, as anyone familiar with their TV work can attest. They both deserve a better outing than 'Date Night.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joanna Langfield
The Movie Minute
April 7, 2010
The toughest movies to review are the ones that fall somewhere, safely, in the mid-range of success. They're neither brilliant or bad, just bland. Date Night is a perfect example of bland.
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 14, 2010
Levy, despite the wit and chemistry of his leads and a killer line-up of cameos (James Franco, Mark Ruffalo, Mila Kunis), manages to make the whole thing feel like a one-season sit-com crammed onto a DVD.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
April 10, 2010
The blooper outtakes over the end credits are funnier than the entire movie.The standout cameo belongs to J.B. Smoove playing a...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Levin
Critic's Notebook
April 10, 2010
The film achieves the impressive feat of squandering Steve Carell and Tina Fey.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tony Macklin
April 23, 2010
Date Night is a comedy in which writing and direction don't matter. That's not funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Karina Longworth
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
April 6, 2010
Director Shawn Levy glosses over the seeds of social satire inherent in the premise, and instead tries to make his movie all things to all quadrants.
Chris Barsanti
August 11, 2010
This weak-kneed comedy is guilty of many sins.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Katey Rich
April 8, 2010
Flashes of funny throughout indicate the comedic gem that could have been with better direction and writing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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