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The Internship Reviews

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Dieter Bohn
The Verge
January 23, 2014
It isn't really a movie about friendship or new beginnings - it's a movie about selling Google.
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
June 6, 2013
I'm not sure what's more upsetting: seeing how old Vaughn, Wilson and their material have suddenly gotten; or seeing the 'Wedding Crashers' duo prostituting themselves in the confines of a campus comedy set on the campus of Google.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Rodrigo Perez
The Playlist
June 5, 2013
...The Internship is kind of a terrible movie and perhaps it's sad to think it exists while some struggling would-be genius filmmaker can't get his project made due to lack of resources...
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nour Habib
Tulsa World
June 7, 2013
The comedic magic that Wilson and Vaughn brought to the screen when paired up in the 2005 hit "Wedding Crashers" seems to have dwindled. Their interactions are still fun to watch, just not as funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rebecca Cusey
Patheos
June 7, 2013
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson deliver a pep talk to Millennials with nice, easy chemistry, but the sweetness of the message deserves a better overall vehicle.
Ben Kendrick
ScreenRant
June 7, 2013
The Internship is harmless but fails to deliver laughs worthy of "Googliness." Instead, it's more akin to Yahoo! - a functional Plan B when nothing better is available.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kirk Baird
Toledo Blade
June 7, 2013
While it's nice to have a Vaughn and Wilson buddy-up again, we can only wish they'd crashed another comedy instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
William Bibbiani
CraveOnline
June 8, 2013
One of the most conventional comedies ever filmed. ... They should have called it 'Comedy Movie: The Movie.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Kristian Harloff
Schmoes Know
June 5, 2013
"The Internship" doesn't fail miserably, it just never takes a shot at success. It exists, and as has probably been the fate of many an intern at a huge internet company, it's forgotten about almost immediately.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Guy Lodge
Time Out
July 2, 2013
It's a testament to the duo's jazzy comic chemistry that they wring some laughs from this dated, frankly sinister premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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A.A. Dowd
AV Club
June 6, 2013
Product placement is one thing; building a whole movie around the glorification of a multinational corporation is something else entirely.
Full Review | Original Score: C
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)
June 13, 2013
Each scene builds the plot without leaving air for jokes. It's like a "perfect screenplay" as punched out by a computer program ... It's a bullet-point movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
July 31, 2013
A by-the-numbers bromantic comedy that is essentially a feature-length advert for Google, The Internship uses the weapons-grade charm of Wilson and Vaughn to spout a corporate message.
Steve Newall
Flicks.co.nz
June 13, 2013
Manages to disappoint as the pair sleepwalk through the film, seemingly unaware of how abjectly unfunny it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Eric Hynes
Time Out
June 6, 2013
A movie sorely bereft of ideas, laughs and justification for the comic duo's undifferentiating self-regard.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com
June 7, 2013
Vaughn and Wilson take an incredibly formulaic and improbable setup and make it somewhat enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
June 5, 2013
A feature-length commercial filled with mediocre jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jonathan W. Hickman
Daily Film Fix
June 7, 2013
You can smell how desperate the guys are to make us laugh again, and it's just not a funny odor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
October 8, 2015
"The Internship" is less a pageant of Google's products and services than an agitprop of the company's corporate philosophy and culture.
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
June 6, 2013
Everything about it feels stale: the actors, the story, the comedy, everything. And, to make matters worse, that everything goes on for an interminable two hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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