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Due Date Reviews

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Roe McDermott
Hot Press
March 11, 2016
Galifianakis keeps the laughs coming in the hilarious, banter-filled first half, but as Due Date descends into explosions, car-chases and awkwardly inserted moments of poignancy, it loses its wit and pacing in favor of predictable stunts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered
November 9, 2013
Due Date is absolutely hilarious! Downey Jr. and Galifianakis are perfect together and the film is wildly entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 14, 2013
As far as road trip comedies go, this isn't the best one. However, it has plenty of funny parts - even outside of the trailer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
January 31, 2013
Aims the slow burn of Robert Downey Jr. at the addled idiocy of Zach Galifianakis in a "Hangover" director's version of "Planes, Trains and Automobiles."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ben Kendrick
October 5, 2012
Phillips convolutes the adventure with a bizarre mix of unrealized emotional complexity and over-the-top gross-out humor but most viewers will still enjoy the loony ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Neil Pond
American Profile
September 26, 2011
Downey and Galifianakis start this year's movie countdown to Christmas ho-ho-ho's with a solid round of rousing ha-ha-ha's.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dave White
April 4, 2011
Having established that this movie has no good reason to exist beyond extending Zach Galifianaki's recent brand ascendancy, it's as good as you could want a useless entertainment exercise to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
March 16, 2011
Peter and Ethan are not people you'd care to have sitting next to you on the shortest of bus trips, let alone a 2,000-mile car journey, but Downey Jr and Galifianakis make Due Date well worth the ride.
Shaun Munro
What Culture
March 1, 2011
How much you'll enjoy Due Date depends more on your esteem for the leads rather than the quality of the screenplay; it is a mess of emotions and situations, working more than not, though tainted by that air of laziness that the entire production invites.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roger Tennis
February 6, 2011
Due Date manages to deliver the laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
December 17, 2010
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
December 3, 2010
Sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, sometimes depressing, 'Due Date' may be more psych test than comedy...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tim Martain
The Mercury
December 2, 2010
The initial setup is a bit of a stretch and the ending feels unfinished but most of the stuff in between - bog standard as it is - works pretty well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
December 1, 2010
As an overall journey, the movie disappoints, but as a collection of scenes, it's funnier than most comedies. When Todd Phillips' picture slows down, its character-driven moments are usually a winning mixture of the absurd, insensitive and poignant.
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
November 30, 2010
With a strange sense of 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles', but missing the magic, this one would be a great buddy film!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
November 26, 2010
Phillips squeezes a lot of comedy juice from the odd couple pairing and, even with a few flat moments, the film shows a remarkable ability to keep hitting its sweet spot.
Simon Miraudo
November 25, 2010
It's true that they're undesirable travel companions (to each other, and to the audience), but you have to admire a comedy bold enough to feature such detestable lead characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Neal
The Standard
November 25, 2010
It's a bumpy ride, but Due Date is a road movie trip worth taking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
November 24, 2010
It's a tough double act, but the film pulls it off with great confidence and some major laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
November 24, 2010
[Phillips'] talent lies in the comedy of embarrassment and while this isn't quite up to the standards of The Hangover, it's not a bad example.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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