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Hall Pass Reviews

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Ben Kendrick
October 4, 2012
A serviceable comedy outing with a number of surprisingly funny moments, along with a number of shocking but dumb-witted set-ups.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
The first truly terrible picture of 2011.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
John Gholson
February 9, 2012
Have the Farrellys lost their touch? Once adept at crafting trashy, lowbrow gags way too funny to be ignored, they seem totally tin-eared with 'Hall Pass.'
Grae Drake
May 27, 2011
If you are the world's biggest fan of movies that bake adultery, family, self-esteem, and your true life's purpose into a cake frosted with d**k jokes, this is your film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Joshua Starnes
March 3, 2011
Hall Pass is a particularly non-noteworthy sitcom episode gussied up in scatological humor, nudity and outré situations.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Leslie Stonebraker
New York Press
February 25, 2011
The film is scripted as if aging frat boys sat with a pack of beers and tried to figure out which would be funnier, if a drunk girl vomited, or sneezed and shat at the same time.
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
March 3, 2011
It's a wafer-thin premise but the film's real problems revolve around its characters. They're all such schmucks.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Daniel Hubschman
February 25, 2011
At least there are enough laughs to help you forget about the film's lack of structure or substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
March 14, 2011
Hall Pass is the confused death squeal of a creative partnership well pass its best and all the poo jokes in the world can't change that.
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
January 22, 2013
The Farrelys have lost their comic fastball. And curveball. And changeup.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
March 23, 2011
We're left with a week of two guys not even trying to make the most of their freedom, and though that alone doesn't make for enough of a movie, in Hall Pass, that's all you're going to get.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 25, 2011
The directors who once pushed boundaries with KINGPIN and THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY now defend them in HALL PASS.
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
March 9, 2011
Though credited with having four writers, Hall Pass struggles to raise a single titter beyond Wilson's unexpectedly short back and sides.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo
March 11, 2011
Hall Pass boasts a couple of big laughs. For the most part though, our response to the script is weak smiles.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 25, 2011
A problem with "Hall Pass," I think, is that both Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis are affable, and the movie wants us to like them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
February 25, 2011
"Something about Mary" seems a lifetime ago.
| Original Score: 1/4
Nell Minow
February 25, 2011
Oddly misogynistic, particularly disappointing for film-makers whose great strength has been their capable and good-hearted female characters.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
February 24, 2011
It's secondhand, vaguely resigned material. And while Sudeikis has some talent, he's not yet ready to co-anchor a feature comedy.
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William Goss
June 16, 2011
The joke is supposed to be that it's sad to see these guys so desperate for a lay, but in truth, it's even sadder to see the brothers this desperate for a laugh.
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
March 10, 2011
The film should be harmless fun yet comes over as seedy and a bit unpleasant.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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