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The Internship (2013)

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Critic Consensus: The Internship weighs down Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson's comic charisma with a formulaic script and padded running time that leans heavily on its stars' easygoing interplay.

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Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) are salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital world. Trying to prove they are not obsolete, they defy the odds by talking their way into a coveted internship at Google, along with a battalion of brilliant college students. But, gaining entrance to this utopia is only half the battle. Now they must compete with a group of the nation's most elite, tech-savvy geniuses to prove that necessity really is the mother of re-invention. (c) Fox

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Cast

Owen Wilson
as Nick Campbell
Vince Vaughn
as Billy McMahon
Josh Gad
as Headphones
Tiya Sircar
as Neha Patel
Rose Byrne
as Dana Sims
Josh Brener
as Lyle Spaulding
Tobit Raphael
as Yo-Yo Santos
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Critic Reviews for The Internship

All Critics (160) | Top Critics (43)

You don't need a heart to like this movie. You need an MBA.

Full Review… | January 6, 2014
Grantland
Top Critic

Similar to Eddie Murphy's hard right turn from daring and profane comedy to family-friendly romps, Vaughn and Wilson have gone all soft and gooey here.

Full Review… | August 8, 2013
ChristyLemire.com
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It's a testament to the duo's jazzy comic chemistry that they wring some laughs from this dated, frankly sinister premise.

Full Review… | July 2, 2013
Time Out
Top Critic

There are plenty of films out there competing for your money ... 'The Internship' doesn't even deserve a part-time gig ...

Full Review… | June 18, 2013
MSN Movies
Top Critic

Like many an intern, this sweet, negligible comedy, starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as Google's oldest interns, doesn't live up to its potential.

Full Review… | June 13, 2013
Orange County Register
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One of those movies that milks its stars' inherent charisma for as long as it can, but it does so mainly because it has little else.

Full Review… | June 10, 2013
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Audience Reviews for The Internship

½

Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson tone down their respective fast-talking and schlubby buddy routines as two middle-aged nobodies who land tech internships at Google based on sheer salesmanship. This mid-life crisis movie is actually rather uplifting in that good intentions and collaborative problem solving triumph over cutthroat post-college millennials who typify the adage "youth is wasted on the young."

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

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½

Writing mean things about actors is not something I readily enjoy, or hop into when dissecting bad films, but I have to say that watching Vince Vaughan and Owen Wilson play the same two characters for the trillionth time makes my empathy wear thin. They meander through idiotic dialogue and formulaic scenes with the same cruddy performances that they've been turning out since "Wedding Crashers." I will say that the script has a fairly original concept, but in execution it's simply a ginormous advertisement for Google. Google is shown as this untouchable, unattainable place where dreams come true and intellectuals thrive, which feels so fake and unwarranted. It's about as ego stroking as the Jobs biopic, and just as subtle. Still, there is a little bit of that same Wilson-Vaughan charm embedded in this film, though it's difficult to see it through the needless strip club scene, the "quirks" of the side characters, and the pandering to Google. If there's anything positive to be said it would be that this film is very light, and the message is that you can attain anything if you work at it, even if you don't think you're smart enough.

Spencer S.
Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

Some of the jokes actually hit their mark, but overall The Internship is so cliche-ridden and unimaginative that nobody wins. Not even Google.

Sam Barnett
Sam Barnett

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