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Paul Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
September 4, 2013
It's raunchy but harmless
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered
June 2, 2013
A sort of comedy homage to seminal sci-fi movie culture from the 80s, Paul never takes itself too seriously and is a lot of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 15, 2013
Passable f-bomb riddled fanboy fare, a bit of a comedown from Frost and Pegg's British movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ali Gray
September 28, 2012
Paul is probably the closest thing to Spaced that Pegg and Frost have made since Edgar Wright closed the book on Tim & Daisy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
March 3, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
R. L. Shaffer
January 29, 2012
Surprisingly smart and filled with homage, Paul is crass and a little rough around the edges, but thoroughly enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
November 5, 2011
... A very funny movie with its heart in the right place.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Neil Pond
American Profile
September 9, 2011
A refreshingly rollicking, sweetly raunchy comedy about a little green dude just trying to get home.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 8, 2011
The comic targets and the central manchildren bromance all feel overly familiar...Still, Paul benefits from Pegg and Frost's British comedic slant and the full complement of comedic talent... [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jason Best
Movie Talk
June 13, 2011
Paul is slacker than the duo's previous efforts, but the gags still come thick and fast.
Grae Drake
May 13, 2011
It's not the comedy of the year, but it counts as a fun night out at the movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Martain
The Mercury
May 1, 2011
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are two guys who know what they like and whenever they turn their hands to writing a script, you can feel that enthusiasm in every line.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jonathan W. Hickman
Daily Film Fix
April 27, 2011
Pegg and Frost have been better, but Paul is still good for a few laughs.
Matt Neal
The Standard
April 18, 2011
While not as consistently funny or sharp as their previous pairings, Paul is a heartfelt tribute to friendship, what lies beyond the stars, and being a nerd.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
April 13, 2011
Passably funny, though one suspects even diehard sci-fi buffs will find the film's wall-to-wall pop referencing tiring and a tad lazy. Doesn't anybody write genuine jokes any more?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
April 13, 2011
This is a madcap ride with hilarious and occasionally touching references to many other films about aliens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
April 13, 2011
Paul isn't as riotous as the early Pegg and Frost movies, but it does have a certain sweetness. Everyone in it is sort of innocent, except Paul, the alien wisecracker. It's likeable, if uneven, rather than hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joshua Blackman
FILMINK (Australia)
April 13, 2011
That the film is an often hilarious love letter to other, better films is what prevents it from forging its own identity like Edgar Wright's mini-masterpieces.
Sean Rom
April 13, 2011
The film can be summed up by its affectionate parody E.T in the finale: amiable and inoffensive but completely inferior to the classic films it references.
Simon Miraudo
April 11, 2011
Paul is a fun tribute to sci-fi films (and film geekery in general), but did it have to be so ... dumb?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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