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For a Good Time, Call... Reviews

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Eddie Harrison
The List
October 9, 2012
[It] sports such a puppy-ish desire to be liked, but for a really good time, you'd be better off just watching Bridesmaids again.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 3, 2012
The idea that phone sex workers can turn out to be quite different than their disembodied voices imply might be worth exploring by a more earnest, diligent and engaged intelligence than whatever drove this project.
Full Review | Original Score: 73/100
Kofi Outlaw
October 2, 2012
The two charmingly funny leads and smart, timely dialogue are what make the film work; bottom line, calling upon this comedy flick will definitely result in a good time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
September 20, 2012
Naughty but nice.
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times
September 20, 2012
Save the money you might spend for a ticket to see For a Good Time, Call... and just read a dive bar's restroom wall for free. That's the sub-level of comedy here, with a litany of crude sexual euphemisms and phallic images passed off as jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
September 15, 2012
While the film still earns a recommendation, a better buildup and a few more potent gags might have elevated this from bridesmaid status in the comedy genre to Bridesmaids status as an across-the-board hit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
September 14, 2012
Graynor confidently graduates from best-friend roles to a witty, wise-cracking and hilariously sexy leading lady.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mike Scott
September 14, 2012
A phoned-in sex comedy that arrives with all the charm and warmth of a wrong number
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader
September 14, 2012
Unfortunately Travis lacks the comedic skill and humanistic insight to make this anything more than Judd Apatow lite.
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 13, 2012
Consistently tries too hard, one-upping itself with mostly unfunny vulgarity while paying little attention to plot or believable character development.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Paul Doro
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
September 13, 2012
The movie gets a lot of mileage out of the appeal of its two stars. Miller and Graynor work well together and cultivate an authentic, even touching, relationship.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
September 13, 2012
There's a difference between comedy and behavior. For a Good Time, Call... aims for the former but mostly contains the latter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
September 12, 2012
A fun, healthy, sexy comedy that pulls no punches and focuses on a realistic female friendship and the powerful dynamic that sexuality plays in our lives.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Brent Simon
September 10, 2012
Accept this Call, it's well worth it.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Eric Kohn
September 10, 2012
It's easy to give into its charms.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Todd Jorgenson
September 7, 2012
The thin but amusing concept is bolstered by the performances of its two spunky protagonists.
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James Berardinelli
September 7, 2012
The film is worth seeing for the humor and for its high level of energy, but it falls short of being the "complete package."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
September 7, 2012
Graynor has delivered reliable comedic backup before, stealing the show in Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and the otherwise dreckful What's Your Number?. Here, she's second to no one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Orndorf
September 7, 2012
Only undone by its pedestrian screenwriting, which is so slavish to formula, it comes to destroy the big screen party director Jamie Travis is fighting to maintain.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Tom Long
Detroit News
September 7, 2012
Is it one for the ages? No. Is it a good time? Good enough.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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