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Due Date Reviews

January 3, 2011
Downey is not entirely comfortable playing straight man and a little of Galifianakis's antics goes a long way.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 6, 2010
Films like Get Him to the Greek have already done a far superior job with madcap this year.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 5, 2010
The most offensive bodily fluid being hurled around in Due Date are the tears that Phillips dishonestly tries to wrest from the audience's eyes.
November 5, 2010
Due Date is funny enough, but it should have been funnier.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 5, 2010
Todd Phillips needs to get off the road.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 5, 2010
As in the most useless sitcoms, the laffs depend entirely on someone behaving as ridiculously as possible, in uninteresting ways devised by the dullest minds.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 5, 2010
Under the nuanced direction of John Hughes, Candy made annoying seem hilarious and his broad girth endearing. As amped up by director Todd Phillips, Galifianakis makes annoying seem annoying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 5, 2010
Phillips seems to have forgotten that bawdy comedy is only deemed "edgy" if it's funny. When the seedy jokes fall flat, the result is crass.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 5, 2010
With "Due Date," director Todd Phillips perfects the particular brand of comic alchemy that made his 2009 comedy "The Hangover" such an unexpectedly huge hit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 4, 2010
Is Due Date the new Hangover? It is not. But it has its own rewards.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 4, 2010
The basic problem is the script, which is credited to three writers plus the director -- seldom a good sign. Never mind that it's a retread of "Planes, Trains & Automobiles" minus the trains, and minus John Candy.
November 4, 2010
It has laughs. Take any scene at random, and it will probably have something mildly funny in it. But the comedy never really takes off because it's phony.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 4, 2010
"Due Date" is pregnant with possibility; it's the delivery that disappoints.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 4, 2010
For all its supposed comedy, there's very little joy in Due Date.
November 4, 2010
Due Date is a modern change-up on the old screwball comedy formula.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 4, 2010
Watching Downey's vein-popping discomfiture in the company of Galifianakis is the best and possibly only reason for seeing the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 4, 2010
Those hoping for another "Hangover" may be disappointed by Todd Phillips' punch-drunk followup, which is basically "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" for the road-rage generation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 4, 2010
It's Downey's signature sarcasm and distinctive slow burn that make the movie. Galifianakis, in a perm that makes for comic gold, plays an expanded version of his Hangover character.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 4, 2010
This is a disappointing turn coming from Phillips, particularly since "The Hangover" was such a fresh, bracing brew of black comic fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 4, 2010
For a road movie, "Due Date" generates hardly any momentum.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 4, 2010
"Due Date" is ultimately a long road trip to a predictable ending. Somebody wake up the real Downey and tell him we miss him.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 4, 2010
There is something comically symmetrical about Downey as an expectant dad rehearsing fatherhood with the overgrown boy and Galifianakis as the fatherless son who adopts Downey as his surrogate dad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 4, 2010
Mr. Galifianakis is good enough to make you almost forget the movie.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 4, 2010
I didn't believe this movie. Which is not the same as saying I didn't like it -- although, there is that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 4, 2010
Due Date is, for all intents and purposes, a Planes, Trains and Automobiles for the post-Jackass age.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 4, 2010
Just enough laughs to merit a recommendation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 4, 2010
Directing with more focus -- and eventually, more heart -- than he brought to The Hangover, Todd Phillips smartly lets his leads' chemistry power the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 4, 2010
This odd-couple comedy reunites Galifianakis with Todd Phillips, who directed The Hangover, but don't expect anything like the other movie's novel plotting or wild slapstick.
November 4, 2010
The actors are fine: It's their long, arduous trek that lets the movie down.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 4, 2010
The movie probably contains enough laughs to satisfy the weekend audience. Where it falls short is in the characters and relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 3, 2010
Due Date should be a disaster, derivative of every road-trip movie you've ever seen. What prevents that are the efforts of the two stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 3, 2010
The unexpected pairing of Galifianakis and Downey is a pleasure -- they're an unlikely duo so off in their chemistry as to be bizarrely on.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 3, 2010
There are some decent laughs scattered throughout Due Date, but Phillips can't find a way to make his two leads likeable: they remain obnoxious and ill suited right to the schmaltzy finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 3, 2010
Phillips can still launch a dog-masturbation joke into the stratosphere, but the welcome surprise here is tenderness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 2, 2010
It's got some individual laughs here and there but lacks sufficient story or character development to hold the whole endeavor together.
November 2, 2010
Due Date is fast, lazy, and out of control in a manner that's basically commendable.
October 29, 2010
Todd Phillips' follow-up to the most successful R-rated comedy of all time serves up its share of laughs while not actually providing a terribly enjoyable time because of a queasy undercurrent that never goes away.
October 29, 2010
So infuriating is Ethan that Due Date very nearly loses us, too, at the outset, but over time, the bearded boor manages to win everyone over, audience included.