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The Trip Reviews

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Stuart Klawans
The Nation
July 18, 2016
The illusion of spontaneous interplay between Coogan and Brydon is faultless; the progression of the tour seems to happen on its own, as if Winterbottom's camera were just riding along.
Stephen Rebello
Playboy Online
August 5, 2015
Line for line, insult for insult, The Trip is the year's most addictively quotable movie.
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 26, 2013
A couple of hams served up with just the right blend of vinegar and spice to tantalize even the most discriminating palate.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 4, 2013
Part road-movie, part restaurant-review, 100% hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 4, 2013
Droll, improvising, overlong but awfully funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Barsanti
November 17, 2011
Bleakly rolling moors and stiff-chinned restaurants bring a chilly tone to this austere, investigative, self-reflexive, and yet somehow rollicking comedy...
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Matt Neal
The Standard
November 2, 2011
Not big on plot or story so there are slow patches, but the interaction of Brydon and Coogan makes this more worthwhile, if less informative, than any number of food-travel shows.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 16, 2011
I expected 'The Trip' to be funny, but I didn't expect it to be one of the year's most beautiful films, thanks to cinematographer Ben Smithard's stunning landscape shots -- it's like the 'Days of Heaven' of Brit impressionist movies
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
August 11, 2011
A funny and intelligent buddy movie about two men with similar talents but different personalities, traipsing across fog-shrouded northern England on a wild-goose chase.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 10, 2011
Has some funny moments when the boys engage in one-upmanship and serve up their droll Brit humor.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 4, 2011
There is no earthly reason why Michael Winterbottom's The Trip should work, and several reasons why it shouldn't. Remarkably, it does work.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
August 4, 2011
Just watching them volley impressions at each other for a couple of hours would make for a great time at the movies. But Winterbottom and his actors manage to underlay a melancholy note beneath the merriment, making "The Trip" even more satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Justin Strout
Orlando Weekly
August 3, 2011
Somehow the two keep from killing each other - or even griping all that much - long enough to make it through a hefty chunk of pleasing celluloid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 20, 2011
Slightly broken by its trip from series to feature... [it's] not that The Trip no good, but that The Trip should be so much better.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
July 15, 2011
Terrific stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
July 14, 2011
The Trip is not about food; it's about friendship, one that will give you plenty to laugh - and think - about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
July 8, 2011
The Trip is a comedy about two guys going to fancy restaurants in the English countryside. Sounds hilarious, huh? Well, it actually is.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Alice Tynan
The Vine
July 7, 2011
If the idea of going on a minibreak with Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon and Michael Winterbottom sounds like your cup of crazy, then run, don't walk, to see The Trip.
Simon Miraudo
July 4, 2011
So, this is new: a frequently hilarious comedy that is also totally satisfying on an emotional level. A satire of fame that is never mean-spirited, and isn't filled with obnoxious jokes aimed only at insiders.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
July 4, 2011
Fuelled by some inspired and very funny improvisations - their duelling Michael Caine impersonations are a scream - the film gradually settles into a meditation on mid-life malaise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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