Hall Pass


Hall Pass

Critics Consensus

Some filmgoers may be surprised by the Farrellys' defense of traditional domestic values in Hall Pass -- unfortunately, they'll probably also be dismayed by the absence of laughs.



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Rick (Owen Wilson) and Fred (Jason Sudeikis) are best friends who have a lot in common, including the fact that they have each been married for many years. But when the two men begin to show signs of restlessness at home, their wives (Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate) take a bold approach to revitalizing their marriages: granting them a "hall pass," one week of freedom to do whatever they want...no questions asked. At first, it sounds like a dream come true for Rick and Fred. But it isn't long before they discover that their expectations of the single life-and themselves-are completely, and hilariously, out of sync with reality.-- (C) Warner Bros


Bruce Thomas
as Rick Coleman
Rob Moran
as Ed Long
Kristin Carey
as Aunt Meg
Joy Behar
as Dr. Lucy
Carly Craig
as Nicotine Patch Girl
Halli-Gray Beasley
as Ed's Daughter
JB Smoove
as Flats
Andrew Wilson
as Larry Bohac
Dan Murphy
as Boshane
Al Wisne
as Clyde
Michael S. Meldman
as Mike Meldman
Dwight Evans
as Maggie's Father
Shannon Leade
as Twentysomething Woman
Gordon Danniels
as Golf Ranger
Jamie Lee
as Dry Clean Korean Lady
Quynh Thi Le
as Young Korean Woman
Robert Flaherty
as Awards Dinner Bartender
Matt Fairbairn
as Harold Goldberg
Doris Morgado
as Latino Woman #1
Maria Duarte
as Latino Woman #2
Thaddeus Rahming
as Naked Guy #1
Rich Brown
as Naked Guy #2
Jeff Norton
as Lake Cop #1
Terry Mullany
as Lake Cop #2
Brian Mone
as Honorable Judge William Mone
Taylor Treadwell
as Young Bride (Emma)
Craig X. Scott
as Older Gunnar
Kathryn Kim
as Another Korean Woman
Richard Melton
as Burly Cop
Edward Barbanell
as Coach Eddie
Romy Wang
as Woman Golfer #1
Suki Frick
as Woman Golfer #2
Soon Yup Han
as Woman Golfer #3
Cristina Nardozzi
as Girl in Restaurant
Christina Nardozzi
as Girl in Restaurant
Bo Burnham
as Bartender
Mike Cerrone
as Driver Cop
Zen Gesner
as Passenger Cop
Kristyl Dawn Tift
as Gary's Wife
Daniel Greene
as Officer #1
Patricia French
as Officer #2
Bob Weekes
as Bar Manager
Stella Barrow
as Stella Bass Band
Willie Barrow
as Stella Bass Band
Jikker Barrow
as Stella Bass Band
Ron Brown
as Stella Bass Band
Meredith Oliver Oglesby
as Bar Patron Meredith
Candice Ozechowski
as Bar Patron Candi
Lee Anne Freeman
as Bar Patron Lee Anne
Christina Avalos
as Bar Patron Christina
Igor Vovkovinskiy
as Johnny's Hideaway Tall Stud
Chloe Snyder
as Stootfish Babe
Anna Byers
as Backyard BBQ Friend
Wen Yann Shih
as Asian Woman
Tom Choi
as Asian Husband
Juan Qian
as Elderly Asian Woman
Jesse Farrelly
as Witness on Roof
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Audience Reviews for Hall Pass

  • Jun 25, 2012
    A lame, obvious, and not consistently funny enough take on a decent subject matter (going after someone else despite being married), concerning two jerks (Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis) who want desperately to see if they could get with another women, and how both of their wives (Jenna Fischer and Christina Applegate) give them a week off from marriage to let them fulfill this dream. While the subject is definitely original enough to work as a foul-mouthed, hilarious comedy, the Farrelly brothers inexplicably aren't able to come up with anything that funny, with an obvious conclusion and "moral lesson" you can see coming a mile away. The performances are all pretty average, as you can tell everyone is just winging this thing and in it for the pay check. The Farrelly's have done so much better in the past with comedy ("Dumb and Dumber", "There's Something About Mary"), sadly they don't appear up to the task here.
    Dan S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 01, 2012
    The material of Hall Pass, dispite be funny, doesn't honor the actors and the directors.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 08, 2012
    Fred: Have you ever tried the Australian kiss? It's like the French kiss except it's Down Under.  "One week. No rules." The Farrelly brothers have been a staple of the comedy genre for awhile now. Not because of their recent work, but because of their classics, like There's Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber, and Kingpin. While, I moderately liked Hall Pass; it is not a return to form for them. Sure it has some of their signature gross out touches, raunchy dialogue, shit, and jerking off; it still doesn't make it to the level of their early work. Even die hard fans of the Farrelly's(I'm sure they exist) will confess to this. But of all of their movies I have seen from the 21st century, this is my favorite. Yeah I know, that's not saying much.  Hall Pass revolves around the absurd notion that two wives have given their husbands a one week hall pass from marriage. In this week they can do whatever they want to whomever they want. They believe what they want is to bang as many girls as possible, but is it really? They seem more obsessed with wings, ice cream, and beer, than with pussy; even though that's all they talk about. The whole movie is extremely predictable. You know what's going to end up happening, and what's going to end up not happening. The Farrelly's didn't go out of their way to present this in a new way, but decided to use the plot to tell a by the numbers marital tale. Along the way they are able to make me laugh just enough, and that's what really matters. Wilson and Sudeikis are somewhat funny in their roles. While not being as hilarious as it could have been, it still manages to be a decent comedy. There's scenes here that will appeal to some(mostly gross out fans) and that will totally appall others(everybody else). This had a good balance of scenes that kind of grossed me out too much(the shit scene), and the ones that made me laugh, even though they were wrong(the faux chow scene). Overall, the movie is average, but that's better than what the Farrelly's have been doing, so I'll give it a recommendation to the Farrelly lovers out there. Hopefully soon they will reach what they are capable of once more. Wouldn't it be cool if they were able to do it with The Three Stooges?
    Melvin W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 14, 2011
    The first half where the guys suddenly have total freedom - only to discover they haven't got a clue how to use it, is brilliant. The second half is boring, cliched, dull and unfunny. Switch off at the halfway point and you'll love it.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer

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