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Humpday Reviews

November 18, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 18, 2009
What finally lifts 'Humpday' above macho junk like 'The Hangover' is its all-inclusive warmth: for all their adolescent self-delusion, Shelton truly loves these characters. And after 90 minutes, so will you.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 2, 2009
What's intriguing in this set-up is what the dare might teach the guys about the nature of sexuality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 28, 2009
Getting to the showdown is a fine and funny journey.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 6, 2009
Humpday is something surprising: a sharply observed slice of life, an entertaining example of the microbudget genre called mumblecore.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 31, 2009
Writer/director Lynn Shelton's sexual sitcom is a lighthearted satire of machismo and insecurity where the laughs emerge from restless, uncomfortable silences.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 31, 2009
Humpday succeeds by grounding its risqué premise in the awkwardness and humor of real people trying their damnedest to communicate. A lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 30, 2009
This is an excruciating dramedy of schadenfruede for the anything-goes hipness of the last decade and a half which has devalued contentment as a cop out
Full Review | Original Score: A
July 30, 2009
While at times the improvisational dialogue sounds like audio filler, the three leads are poignant and perceptive. Likewise Shelton's film, considerably more complex than those 'bros will be bros' comedies of male bonding.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 27, 2009
Those conversations were really memorable and really well executed.
July 27, 2009
It kind of runs out of steam.
July 24, 2009
With astute and subtle precision, [director] Shelton burrows deeply inside the psyches of her characters who do not want to admit that they've changed considerably since they last saw each other a decade before.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 24, 2009
Unlike a lot of institutional raunch in today's comedy, Humpday finds laughs out of what is rarely made explicit between buddies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 24, 2009
Shelton never follows up on the film's satirical possibilities.
July 24, 2009
Even if the movie doesn't completely work, it's apt to leave you talking about it for days.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 24, 2009
The scenes between husband and wife are spectacularly awkward and arresting, though the movie grows more dubious the nearer the guys get to their shooting session in a local hotel room.
July 24, 2009
[A] startlingly good comedy that makes Brüno seem barely daring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 24, 2009
Evolves so naturally it never feels outrageous.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 23, 2009
Humpday radiates with the sheen of a film that has been thought out within an inch of its witty and insightful life.
July 23, 2009
Humpday just wrings every uncomfortable laugh from its premise then shudders to a halt: cut, end credits.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 23, 2009
Humpday is funny, yes, but also observant and thought-provoking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 17, 2009
Humpday may not be the single best movie I've seen so far this year -- though it's certainly a contender for the title -- but it's without doubt the most surprising.
July 16, 2009
Shelton shows great insight into the contradictory mind of the modern man.
July 10, 2009
One of the best indie films of the year, Humpday is a lighter descendant of 'sex lies and videotape,' yet burrows just as deep into the male psyche and the human capacity for self-deceit.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 10, 2009
Few kinds of art are more boring than the insistently transgressive, and few movies are more boring than Humpday.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 10, 2009
Lynn Shelton's breakthrough bromance comedy is funny, sharp and true -- with no preachy sexual politics.
July 10, 2009
Humpday surprises us from beginning to end. It's a fresh take on the familiar topic of friendship -- and a wise one.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 10, 2009
Humpday makes you squirm and think, in the best possible way.
July 10, 2009
The film ends up being about not just a really idiotic dare, but about the bounds of friendship and the bonds of marriage — and about much more besides.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
July 10, 2009
The movie's unblinking observation of a friendship put to the test is amused, queasy making, kindhearted and unfailingly truthful.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 9, 2009
Writer-director Lynn Shelton sweetly, mischievously tracks Ben and Andrew as they jaw, shoot hoops, roughhouse, and hug it out.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 9, 2009
In scene after scene, Humpday carefully raises the stakes until it hits a finale loaded with humor, tenderness, and delicious ambiguity.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 8, 2009
It's interesting that Humpday, a movie as sneakily taboo-nudging and subversive in a lot of the same ways as Sacha Baron Cohen's Brüno, opens on the same weekend but with a lot less fuss.
July 6, 2009
Lynn Shelton's marvelous chamber comedy Humpday butts up against the same sort of taboos as Brüno, and in its fumbling, semi-improvised way, it's equally hilarious and even more subversive.
May 12, 2009
Hilariously perceptive.