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We're The Millers Reviews

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Wesley Morris
Grantland
January 3, 2014
The movie's lingering close-ups on yearning faces and heart-to-heart conversations force the fake Millers into real familial longing that's more bogus than the family itself.
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Mara Reinstein
Us Weekly
September 22, 2013
Naturally, there are roadblocks galore -- but the breezy film stays one mile ahead in terms of plot and punch lines
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Cath Clarke
Time Out
August 21, 2013
With jokes cloned from bad taste movies and off-kids-telly villains, it doesn't even qualify for dumb fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Christy Lemire
ChristyLemire.com
August 10, 2013
Stays mean and maintains a bit of an edge even when it threatens to go all soft and gooey.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register
August 8, 2013
The baseline for American movie humor sinks once again in this sentimentally cynical and cynically sentimental farce.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
August 8, 2013
It boils down to the idea that men and women alike yearn for what they don't have, and that making your way through life is about seizing the bizarre opportunities it thrusts at you.
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Kara Nesvig
Minneapolis Star Tribune
August 8, 2013
Though incredibly predictable from start to finish, "We're the Millers" did make me laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
August 8, 2013
'We're the Millers' clicks on just enough cylinders to warrant a recommendation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Susan Wloszczyna
RogerEbert.com
August 8, 2013
As a comedy couple, [Aniston] and Sudeikis aren't exactly Cheech and Chong, but their well-matched timing and clashing attitudes often create comic sparks that erupt into laughter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
August 7, 2013
a movie written by a committee, too long, but the cast carries it a long way, these mild virtues don't quite add up to a recommendation, but if you said you wanted to see it I wouldn't block the door.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
August 7, 2013
Some of the jokes are funny. If one was to compile all the good snippets and scenes into a highlight reel, it might run about six minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
August 7, 2013
The filmmakers lack the courage of their convictions, falling back on moments of egregiously false sentimentality whenever the material threatens to turn dark.
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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 7, 2013
The result is a loose conglomeration of jokes that never really holds together: Funny in parts, but overwhelmed by the bland emptiness where its protagonist should be.
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
August 7, 2013
Even tastelessness needs to have some taste. The blue humor in We're the Millers is just bland.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
August 7, 2013
The laughs may come in fits and starts, usually by way of sight gags and set pieces, but they do come. And then they go.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
August 7, 2013
"We're the Millers" plays like a "Saturday Night Live" skit that goes on too long.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
August 7, 2013
Not only is it not funny, it's offensive.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Inkoo Kang
Village Voice
August 7, 2013
This film's eagerness to please functions as a slow poison, draining The Millers of its vitality by rendering its characterization uneven, its potential undeveloped, and its plot predictable and stupid.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
August 7, 2013
A laugh-out-loud comic trek that avoids being either too crude or too docile. If a summer of high-impact blockbusters has left you worn out, join the Millers for a laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
August 7, 2013
We're The Millers asks you to believe that somewhere in this world there's a pot dealer who prides himself on not selling to kids and a stripper who never takes her bra off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ben Kenigsberg
AV Club
August 7, 2013
Loud and annoying? Occasionally. Funny? Sometimes. Likely to be noticed by filmgoers six months from now? Not really.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 7, 2013
An innocuously smutty road comedy starring Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
August 7, 2013
For a movie about a group of drug smugglers pretending to be an all-American clan, "We're the Millers" hogs the middle of the road like the big, farty RV at its center.
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Jake Coyle
Associated Press
August 7, 2013
When the end-credit bloopers roll, Sudeikis and Aniston, free of the contrived plot, look like they're finally having fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
August 7, 2013
In the end, Sudeikis is a little too smarmy and Aniston a little too clean-cut to really sell these characters ...
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Laremy Legel
Film.com
August 6, 2013
One could make a great movie out of this set-up, though sadly "We're the Millers" doesn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
August 6, 2013
A smarter, more thoughtful comedy could have made something interesting out of this material, but "We're the Millers" takes the easy route.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
August 6, 2013
While Aniston shows that she's as deft on a stripper pole as she is with her sitcom-honed timing, Sudeikis wields his smart-ass sarcasm like a barbed weapon. And more often than not, it kills.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
August 6, 2013
What really drives the movie is its own search for something to make fun of, and for a comic style that can feel credibly naughty while remaining ultimately safe and affirmative.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
August 6, 2013
The crux of the humor depends on the Sudeikis and Aniston characters bickering in a way that spells l-o-v-e, but the screenplay spells it a-g-g-r-a-v-a-t-i-o-n instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
August 6, 2013
The Millers script -- it took four writers to cobble together something that seems so slight -- hits too many obvious notes between the moments when Aniston can strut her stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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David Fear
Time Out
August 6, 2013
Do you find insults revolving around the words Marky Mark, churros and/or #YOLO hilarious? How about the notion of a dorky white kid flawlessly rapping TLC's "Waterfalls"?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 6, 2013
We'd have to be stoned to be interested in these characters or to be surprised when they form a surrogate family just in time for the blooper reel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
August 6, 2013
"We're the Millers" is full of moments that feel as forced as the marriage of convenience - and contrivance - in the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
August 6, 2013
Jason Sudeikis in the lead? As a drug dealer who could never hope to pass for a picket-fence type? Please, the man looks like he was born in a Lands' End catalog.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Justin Chang
Variety
August 6, 2013
"We're the Filler" might have been a more apt title ...
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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
August 6, 2013
We're the Millers is vulgar vanilla, a "family" comedy about a bunch of would-be golly-gee squares who talk dirty and get involved with Mexican drug dealers because it's 2013 instead of 1953.
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
August 5, 2013
By ending with outtakes that wind up being the funniest part of the film, "We're the Millers" basically confesses that its talented cast would have been much better off untethered from the pedestrian screenplay.