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Forgetting Sarah Marshall Reviews

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Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
October 14, 2012
Forgetting Sarah Marshall does fall under the Apatow umbrella, but writer and star Jason Segel is the real creative force here, creating a fresh, funny script.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
August 29, 2012
So easy to relate to, but it's the film's unpredictable nature, great characters and hilarious script that makes it the comedy of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
An execrable movie that's incredibly uninspired.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeff Otto
Dark Horizons
July 6, 2010
If you go into this one with reasonable expectations, you should have a very, very good time at the theater.
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 26, 2009
One of the year's dingiest comedies
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
The comic effect goes limp fast and has little to do with the effort of Segel's Pete to win back the girlfriend of the title (Kristen Bell).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 2, 2009
Ok, I give up. The Slackers win. In the last ten years, the Republican Party has had its revenge, the Nerds have had their revenge, and now the Slackers stand sloppy and tall. I stand poleaxed. The latest beating inflicted on my psyche is by Forgetting
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
November 21, 2008
For a film that's been lauded for its daring display of full-frontal male nudity, I got the nagging feeling that it actually played things pretty safe.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 24, 2008
...ultimately comes off as an affable piece of work that benefits from the uniformly engaging performances and inclusion of several genuinely hilarious bits of comedic silliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
October 18, 2008
Judd Apatow's comedies are always watchable and sometimes hilarious, but with the latest to emerge under his aegis, I have to admit it is getting harder to defend them against the charge of misogyny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mike Goodridge
Screen International
October 18, 2008
Indeed, the film never veers into arch territory, possessing such affection for its characters that not one of them, not even Sarah Marshall, comes off as the bad guy.
Jay Richardson
Future Movies UK
October 18, 2008
Brand shows that top comedians, for all their limited range, can be decent actors in the right parts, a heightened sense of timing affording them an advantage in comic fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
October 18, 2008
At its heart, Forgetting Sarah Marshall is about heartbreak, heartache, and all the other emotions that most men spend the majority of their energy trying to repress in an effort to appear strong.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 18, 2008
It's got an engaging cast and enough laughs to compensate for some shortcomings.
| Original Score: B-
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com
October 18, 2008
Forgetting Sarah Marshall never quite attains the same comedic excellence of past Apatow projects, [but] it's still a really funny romantic comedy that is sure to gain a dedicated following of its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Bob Mondello
NPR.org
October 18, 2008
With pratfalls, yucks, a crying jag, and what is starting to seem like the requisite flash of nudity, Jason Segel becomes this year's adorably hapless movie schlub.
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
September 20, 2008
A sort of Hollywood version we'll refer to here as Naked Boy Singing, just leave it at that, Forgetting Sarah Marshall has the fingerprints of Judd Apatow all over it, enough said.
Marc Fennell
ABC News (Australia)
August 31, 2008
Hey, it won't cure cancer. But it is a lot of fun.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
August 20, 2008
Beneath all the hysterics, top notch comedy, and hilarious turns from Apatow vets, there's a definitely gripping romance that audiences will respond to if they allow it...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Tricia Olszewski
Let's Not Listen
August 12, 2008
Breaking up is hard to do when you're wearing nothing but a pout and were just regaling your soon-to-be-ex with a celebratory wang-flapping to welcome her home.
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