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The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 22, 2011
The Goods isn't trying for much but what it is trying for it more or less succeeds at. That doesn't make it a particularly good movie; in fact it pretty much ensures that it can't be one.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
April 15, 2010
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard is an entirely throwaway experience that doesn't offer anything vaguely witty or clever. Look elsewhere to satisfy your comedy needs.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 18, 2010
...an agreeable piece of work...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
William Goss
Cinematical
December 17, 2009
While it is brash and absurd and funny in fits and starts, it also seems to lose its nerve as it goes on.
Edward Porter
Sunday Times (UK)
October 30, 2009
The number of remotely chucklesome jokes in Neal Brennan's comedy is way too low, and the stuff in between them is grimy and depressing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
October 30, 2009
Vulgar, pointless, unfunny comedy.
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
October 30, 2009
Like a dodgy old motor, this smutty comedy about car salesmen roars with life to begin with but putters to a stop all too soon.
Nev Pierce
Empire Magazine
October 23, 2009
Sometimes this kind of comedy just goes too far into rubbishness to make it back.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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David Jenkins
Time Out
October 23, 2009
A throng of outrageous supporting characters do little to salvage this stalled effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 23, 2009
These jokes are fired out like one of those ball-throwing machines used for baseball practice - sometimes they hit and they hurt, sometimes they miss, and sometimes they meet the bat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Toby Young
Times (UK)
October 23, 2009
It isn't merely bad, it makes you want to clamp your hands to either side of your face and do an impersonation of The Scream.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
October 23, 2009
This film is so crass and so lowbrow its hairline is level with the carpet underlay. And yet, and yet, I must hang my head and confess I did laugh a fair bit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
October 23, 2009
They look as if they could provide more laughs but are defeated by bovine gags retrieved from a trashcan full of out-takes.
| Original Score: 1/5
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
October 23, 2009
That mainstream cinema continually serves up such offensive offal is one thing, but the fact that the boundaries of taste are challenged with such regularity is made all the more alarming when passed off as harmless fun.
| Original Score: 1/5
Alex Fletcher
Digital Spy
October 23, 2009
On paper, The Goods had the potential to be The Next Anchorman, but unfortunately somewhere in the drawing room, someone decided to pursue cheap laughs over something more substantial.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charles Gant
Heat Magazine
October 23, 2009
Jokes only get you so far, and The Goods gets increasingly bogged down in its uninspired plotlines. Ferrell's cameo is a particular lowpoint.
| Original Score: 3/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
October 23, 2009
Picture a knackered jalopy misfiring on all cylinders, lurching from one pile-up to the next and spewing foul fumes as it lumbers inevitably to the breaker's yard. Then think of the cinema equivalent.
| Original Score: 1/5
Tony Horkins
Total Film
October 23, 2009
Some of the talent - like The Hangover's Ed Helms - manage to escape with their dignity, just about intact, but the film's attempts to justify its adult rating become increasingly desperate.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

Daily Mail (UK)
October 23, 2009
Nothing important is at stake. The characters are detestable, the jokes crude, the language foul. The attitudes towards homosexuals, the disabled and paedophilia are horrendous.
Mark Adams
Sunday Mirror (UK)
October 23, 2009
This scattershot comedy hits a few targets but is so desperate to amuse it feels more like a series of rejected TV sketches than a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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