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The To Do List Reviews

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John Fink
The Film Stage
July 1, 2016
Above all, The To Do List announces the arrival of Aubrey Plaza, movie star, with a role that takes full advantage of the awkward persona she's now best-known for.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Sean Burns
The Improper Bostonian
May 12, 2015
Despite the sometimes childish sight gags, what salvages the movie is a refreshingly adult attitude toward the messy matter of sexuality.
Austin Trunick
Under the Radar
August 18, 2014
This raunchy teen comedy more than earns its R-rating ... but it does so with a lot of heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Phil Villarreal
November 19, 2013
Painfully awkward encounters ensue, with Plaza handling it all with her deadpan elegance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Kojder
What Culture
October 30, 2013
The jokes are frequent, rapidly fired, and often sharply written, featuring crude sexual dialogue about everything imaginable from masturbation to states of sexual arousal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 11, 2013
While it's too gentle to be a classic, it's still worth a look.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
October 4, 2013
Uneven and with a pretty even hit:miss gag ratio, there is still not-for-Nan fun to be had here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
October 4, 2013
Maggie Carey's feature film debut is full of lazy shots, duff lines and dodgy acting. But it also contains fresh ideas and hilarious gags.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Carnevale
The List
October 4, 2013
It has heart and intelligence to offset its more raucous moments and looks destined for cult appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
October 3, 2013
Enjoyable teen sex comedy that gains points for its female perspective and features both strong comic performances and a decent script, despite some of the gags being a bit hit-and-miss.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
October 3, 2013
Even as this comedy strains to be goofy and transgressive, it catches us by surprise simply because it dares to explore first-time sexual experiences through female eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
David Denby
New Yorker
July 29, 2013
It's good-natured and raucous, with many scenes that are just sketched but a few that are truly funny.
Neil Miller
Film School Rejects
July 26, 2013
It's refreshing to see a movie aspire to a little more than just raiding the cliche bin.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Willie Waffle
July 26, 2013
Plaza proves she can handle heading up a movie and doing something different than playing the smoky, punk alt girl fantasy
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ben Kendrick
July 26, 2013
Several story and comedy beats are derivative, but scenes of thoughtful insight are frequent enough for The To Do List to offer more than just brainless laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jessica Baxter
Film Threat
July 26, 2013
The To Do List is not just a hard R sex comedy, but also an important player in film diversification.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
July 26, 2013
While the movie is loaded with lewd attempts to shock, the most radical thing about The To Do List is that it is a sex-positive, strongly female take on the Losing It genre...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Top Critic
Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
July 26, 2013
By proudly wearing its "otherness" (a word I use ironically) on its sleeve, The To Do List feels fresh and strange and wondrously new. It shouldn't, but it does.
Brandon Judell
July 26, 2013
Director Maggie Cary, instead of raising the bar of farce to the heights, has lowered it to the depths of the pigsty. She's proven that the gals can roll about in the mud just as well as the guys can, but to what end?
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
July 26, 2013
Hilarious, but teen sex comedy has lots of raunch, drinking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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