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Paul Reviews

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September 4, 2013
It's raunchy but harmless
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
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
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
March 3, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
November 5, 2011
... A very funny movie with its heart in the right place.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
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
June 13, 2011
Paul is slacker than the duo's previous efforts, but the gags still come thick and fast.
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
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
April 27, 2011
Pegg and Frost have been better, but Paul is still good for a few laughs.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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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