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The Internship Reviews

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Wesley Morris
Grantland
January 6, 2014
You don't need a heart to like this movie. You need an MBA.
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Christy Lemire
ChristyLemire.com
August 8, 2013
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
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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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James Rocchi
MSN Movies
June 18, 2013
There are plenty of films out there competing for your money ... 'The Internship' doesn't even deserve a part-time gig ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register
June 13, 2013
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 | Original Score: B-
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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
June 10, 2013
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.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
June 7, 2013
A pleasant collection of mild laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
June 7, 2013
The Internship doesn't break any new comedic ground...But it's an amiable, occasionally laugh-out-loud fish-out-of-water tale that gently mocks our modern technological age while simultaneously embracing it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
June 7, 2013
Today's weather forecast in Mountain View? Giddy with a chance of delirious.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Mick LaSalle
Hearst Newspapers
June 7, 2013
The Internship just might be the saddest movie of 2013. That few will realize this makes it even sadder.
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
June 7, 2013
Google, the corporate entity, is so lovingly portrayed that the film itself resembles nothing so much as a massive product tie-in.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
June 7, 2013
The Internship is a big wet kiss to Google wrapped in a buddy comedy that asks us to believe that nobody over 40 knows anything about computers or the online universe.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jen Chaney
Washington Post
June 7, 2013
The fact that this overlong, often preposterous comedy succeeds at all (which it does, only occasionally) proves that the Vaughn/Wilson charm can still work a measure of magic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
June 7, 2013
This is the biggest product placement in history, with the Google brand treated as something we should all happily bow down before. There's something seriously disturbing in this.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
June 7, 2013
Though by no means a good movie, The Internship floats along for fairly well for about half its length, thanks to the easy interplay between the two stars and a certain melancholic topicality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
June 7, 2013
The film becomes just one big product placement, with callow co-stars and by-the-numbers plotting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
June 6, 2013
Levy's so busy showing us the riderless cars and cheery Google bikes, he forgets to have his movie make any sense.
| Original Score: 2/4
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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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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
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
June 6, 2013
The director, Shawn Levy, and the writers, Mr. Vaughn and Jared Stern, have dreamed up a feel-good comedy that plays like a demo reel of déjà views.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 6, 2013
[It] would be kind of charming ... if this Google-recruitment film, this 119-minute commercial for Googliness, weren't so downright creepy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
June 6, 2013
A big-studio release that, from start to gaga finish, is a hosanna to a single company, its products, philosophy and implicit politics.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
June 6, 2013
A feature-length chunk of product placement masquerading as a comedy of teamwork and aspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Stephanie Zacharek
Village Voice
June 6, 2013
A movie so desperately unfunny it makes you want to slit your wrists ...
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Cynthia Dickison
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 6, 2013
This is a movie that skates by on the sheer likability of its stars; there are genuine laughs in the script co-written by Vaughn.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
June 6, 2013
What do you get when you combine the dumbest and most formulaic kind of Hollywood dude comedy with the most smug and self-congratulatory grade of information-economy arrogance?
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
June 6, 2013
It's a well-timed comedy about unemployment, technology and the generation gap, and its comforting main message is that the world will always need the kind of guy known as a people person.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
June 6, 2013
Here's why Google is so successful: It's figured out a way for Twentieth Century Fox to make a two-hour Google commercial disguised as a summer comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
June 6, 2013
Who let an unfunny, irritatingly acted two-hour commercial for Google onto multiplex screens?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
June 6, 2013
Wedding Crashers it's not, but the stars still make an agreeable pair, schooling their young colleagues on how to get blasted at a strip club and, in return, learning what HTML is.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
June 6, 2013
The Internship takes a padded two hours to tell a thin story that buries its charm in emo-mongering and Google plugs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
June 6, 2013
Director Shawn Levy's work has, as always, all the edge of a tub of margarine - he's the guy who did "Night at the Museum." And "The Internship" has the air of a promotional video for Google.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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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
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
June 6, 2013
It feels 20 minutes over-full at least. Cut out half of the "Flashdance" and "X-Men" references, and you're halfway there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
June 5, 2013
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson may be the worst interns since Monica Lewinsky.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jocelyn Noveck
Associated Press
June 5, 2013
The premise, like the whole movie, is far-fetched but enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
June 5, 2013
A too-long, one-note affair, predictably following the patterns of any fish-out-of-water comedy you can think of.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
June 5, 2013
It's a one-liner forged into a two-hour joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 5, 2013
The setting is a simulacrum of real life circa 2013. The user has a choice of avatars, including virtual-reality versions of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson that can reproduce the humor of "Wedding Crashers" with 65 percent accuracy.
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Charlie McCollum
San Jose Mercury News
June 5, 2013
Somehow much -- if certainly not all -- of the film works. Levy largely avoids the cynical and the crude, which is refreshing. Some bits are legitimately funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter
June 5, 2013
A good premise and a good cast flounder in search of a wittier script.
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Scott Foundas
Variety
June 4, 2013
The pic's unwavering charm keeps it afloat.
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William Goss
Film.com
June 4, 2013
A Google commercial disguised as every other campus comedy ever made, with party-hearty nonsense and fish-out-of-water antics tempered down to PG-13 levels for maximum mediocrity.