Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Reviews

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June 12, 2017
Every so often in comedy, the filmmakers will get into a creative groove in which every scene is imaginative, almost unhinged and completely successful. This happens in Mike and Dave.
October 10, 2016
What can you say about a Hollywood comedy that features a "comedy" second-act rape sequence in a massage parlour?
August 12, 2016
It's like riding a roller coaster fueled by Red Bull and grain alcohol: kind of gross but pretty fun, too.
August 8, 2016
Like watching an interesting hot person waste time on his embarrassingly mediocre, unfunny friends.
July 18, 2016
A fine cast goes to waste in this risk-free and clich-riddled comedy, loosely based on a true story.
July 9, 2016
has the jumpy exuberance of a puppy that won't stop humping your leg. It's a bummer that the jokes don't land often enough.
July 9, 2016
There's nothing clever here. The filmmakers believe that broad, obvious gags, pratfalls, and profanity-laced tirades are inherently funny. They're not.
July 8, 2016
Doesn't even convincingly craft its own internal reality. There are no rules or character motivations, words come out of Zac Efron's mouth when it isn't moving, and Anna Kendrick's wig changes color seemingly at random.
July 8, 2016
You never quite believe these women belong with Devine and Efron's Hollywood-generic douche bags -- it feels like a failure of the script, if not the entire industry. If you don't think about it too hard, you won't hate it.
July 8, 2016
Sometimes a movie seems like it was more fun to make than it is to watch. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates is one of those movies.
July 8, 2016
It's possible I saw it on the wrong night, in the wrong mood. But I'm fed up with the cheap laziness of this strain of comedy.
July 8, 2016
The movie goes for a bawdy, "outrageous" vibe and big laughs, which it lands less than half the time.
July 7, 2016
The movie's real value is that it's crude and funny for no defensible reason.
July 7, 2016
Two idiots need dates; they get them.
July 7, 2016
A temper tantrum of a comedy -- makes a lot of noise trying to get what it wants, but laughs here are as non-existent as an exasperated parent's smile in the face of a screaming toddler.
July 7, 2016
It wants to be Wedding Crashers, but it's not nearly as memorable, smart, or sweet.
July 7, 2016
This is not great moviemaking by any stretch of the imagination, but the spot-on comic timing of [Kendrick and Plaza] captured my funny bone and kept it happily working overtime from start to finish.
July 7, 2016
Any such novelty is undercut by the dull certainty that, like the [Wedding Crashers] this one will end with a joyous ceremony and a validation of marriage. Mike and Dave may need wedding dates, but the producers need a date movie.
July 7, 2016
Some of the dumbest bits (and there are many) don't fail completely because of the talents of the actors, especially DeVine, whose line readings throughout are sensational.
July 7, 2016
There are some solid laughs, even if most of it rings familiar.
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