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The Guilt Trip Reviews

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Brent Simon
February 7, 2013
Small stakes and consistently tame inclinations mark screenwriter Dan Fogelman's effort, which gives off an ambling vibe that would be more at home in an independent production.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5
Neil Smith
Total Film
February 4, 2013
Only comes to life during a Texan steak-eating contest that has Babs ingest a mountain of meat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alice Tynan
The Vine
January 23, 2013
Some actors you'd pay to watch read the phonebook; turns out it's worth paying to see Streisand eat a steak.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
January 17, 2013
Likeable and entertaining, The Guilt Trip isn't quite the blast it could have been, but it uses the tools of commercial filmmaking to give audiences a lift at the end
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
January 17, 2013
An opportunity for bite is lost in this compelling pairing of Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen, whose joint range and capacity is hardly scratched
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
January 15, 2013
The Guilt Trip fundamentally doesn't work because the, 'showbiz royalty,' aura that surrounds Streisand is antithetical to the modest working class mother that she's trying to play.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Todd Jorgenson
January 14, 2013
The script is based almost entirely on audiences buying for one second that a financially strapped Andy would ever take Joyce on an impulsive road trip of this nature, for reasons so ridiculous.
Cole Smithey
January 9, 2013
"The Guilt Trip" is one more example of everything wrong with the Hollywood movie machine.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
January 8, 2013
There is really only one reason to see this gentle if unassuming road trip comedy and her name is Barbra Streisand.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Michael A. Smith
January 6, 2013
Mildly funny in parts (and those parts are so few and far between that I could name them all), "The Guilt Trip" is a step by step formulaic movie...Hollywood 101.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 5, 2013
It's a familiar yet promising setup that's employed to curiously subdued effect by filmmaker Anne Fletcher...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jackie K. Cooper
January 2, 2013
Streisand and Rogen provide balance in this mother/son road trip adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
December 27, 2012
The jokes are few and far between, and the scenes inside the car lack the imagination and spontaneity a more comically attuned director would otherwise bring.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Robert Levin
Film School Rejects
December 27, 2012
There are bad movies. There are BAD movies. And then there's The Guilt Trip.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out Chicago
December 25, 2012
One might be tempted to write off The Guilt Trip as overly familiar, but Barbra Streisand volunteering for a one-hour steak-eating challenge is almost certainly a screen first.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
December 25, 2012
Streisand and Rogen connect in surprising Trip.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
December 23, 2012
I had a lot of fun watching Barbra Streisand, who effortlessly commands the screen and reminds us what a gifted, natural comedienne she is.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
December 22, 2012
If this Streisand vehicle isn't quite as disastrous as Jane Fonda tethering her mid-2000s comeback to projects co-starring Lindsay Lohan (Georgia Rule) and Jennifer Lopez (Monster-in-Law), it's not an occasion for celebration, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kirk Honeycutt
December 21, 2012
Seeing this movie is like watching two straight men performing an act: Neither one has any jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
December 21, 2012
Andrew [Rogen], who has invented an organic cleaning compound, pitches it to retailers in a succession of meetings across the country that have no grounding in any known reality.
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