Due Date

2010

Due Date

Critics Consensus

Shamelessly derivative and only sporadically funny, Due Date doesn't live up to the possibilities suggested by its talented director and marvelously mismatched stars.

40%

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Total Count: 191

52%

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Director Todd Phillips re-teams with his break-out Hangover star Zach Galifianakis for this road movie concerning a soon-to-be father (played by Robert Downey Jr.) and his cross-country trip to make it back in time for his baby's birth -- with the only roadblock being the dubious passenger (Galifianakis) who's along for the ride. Michelle Monaghan and Jamie Foxx co-star in the Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures production. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

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All Critics (191) | Top Critics (41) | Fresh (76) | Rotten (115)

  • Downey is not entirely comfortable playing straight man and a little of Galifianakis's antics goes a long way.

    Jan 3, 2011 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • It's a tough double act, but the film pulls it off with great confidence and some major laughs.

    Nov 24, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • [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.

    Nov 24, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Films like Get Him to the Greek have already done a far superior job with madcap this year.

    Nov 6, 2010 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

    Laremy Legel

    Film.com
    Top Critic
  • 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.

    Nov 5, 2010 | Full Review…

    Dana Stevens

    Slate
    Top Critic
  • Due Date is funny enough, but it should have been funnier.

    Nov 5, 2010 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Due Date

  • Jun 04, 2015
    Zach Galifianakis' giant, slobbering puppy routine just makes you want to smack his nose with a 2x4, but then he throws out this really moving crying scene that seems charged by the depths of his soul. That's basically the dynamic between the humorless, responsible, soon-to-be-dad and the infuriating, good-hearted, actor-wannabe in "Due Date," and it works. RDJ plays a great, blasé straight man, and the budding father/overgrown-son relationship is filled with triumphs and laughs. But alas, Michelle Monaghan is, once again, a mere supportive woman.
    Alice S Super Reviewer
  • Jul 22, 2013
    "Due Date" doesn't work because of how tiresome and borrowed it feels. First and foremost, Robert Downey, Jr. and Zach Galifianakis aren't giving "real" performances; they're essentially playing the same characters that they play in every other movie they're in. Also, a good majority of it feels ripped off from other movies ("The Big Lebowski," "Planes, Trains and Automobiles," "Meet the Parents," etc.), which it pales in comparison to. Granted, it has some scenes and one-liners that are sure to inspire laughter in those who watch it, but for the most part, it's just the same thing we've seen done before and done better.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer
  • Jun 12, 2013
    A remake of Planes Trains And Automobiles where Robert Downey Jr plays Steve Martin´s role and Zach Galifianakis plays John Candy´s role. Unforunately there stops the similarities because that film was good and funny, Due Date is not.
    Magnus X Super Reviewer
  • Mar 03, 2013
    Sporadically amusing but mostly tired road-trip comedy, with all the familiar beats you'd expect and Zach Galifianakis playing yet another take on his Hangover character. Robert Downey Jr. is decent at least, and Todd Phillips holds off on the usual homophobia and misogyny found in most of his work.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer

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