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'The Hangover': What Happens in Vegasnew

The first third of The Hangover is so chokingly funny that I actually heard people wheezing to catch their breath.
Eugene Weekly  |  Jason Blair  |  07-16-2009  |  Reviews

'The Hangover' Will Leave You Laughing—and Perhaps Feeling Guiltynew

Some unlucky bastards rue the sins of male celebratory debauchery in The Hangover, a bachelor-party film that really doesn't focus on the party itself.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  06-11-2009  |  Reviews

Bleary-Headed Party Boys Aren't Quite As Bad As They Wanna Be–But They're Still Funnynew

Arguably, the cumulative effect of The Hangover isn't quite as outrageous as it could (or probably should) be. But fans of Todd Phillips' previous efforts will nurse sufficient belly laughs from the film's post-drunken shenanigans.
Weekly Alibi  |  Devin D. O'Leary  |  06-09-2009  |  Reviews

Three Bachelor-Party Bozos Loose in Sin City Wake Up with the Very Funny 'Hangover'new

This messy, raunchy farce about three groomsmen on a lost-weekend bender in Sin City continues director Todd Phillips' fascination with the alpha male's default setting, childhood reversion.
Nashville Scene  |  Jim Ridley  |  06-05-2009  |  Reviews

'The Hangover' Is a Crude, Dumb Comedy--and a Hilariously Good Timenew

Like the millions of tourists who soak up the American excess of Las Vegas, The Hangover is basically just interested in having a good time. It's dumb, it's crude and if there's a flaw in its execution, it's only that it adds more to the journey than a trip this simple needs.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Jeff Kubik  |  06-04-2009  |  Reviews

Todd Phillips Kneels at the Porcelain Altar Yet Again in 'The Hangover'new

In The Hangover, Todd Phillips has taken away the only bright spot that could come of being stuck in Vegas with middle-aged misanthropes--the drunken escapade--and opts to showcase the dull, offensive and humorlessly sober morning after.
Orlando Weekly  |  Justin Strout  |  06-04-2009  |  Reviews

Zach Galifianakis Is the Best Bro at a Memorable Bachelor Partynew

The Hangover's plot sounds disturbingly like quintessential bro cinema. Only something funny happens on the way to a routine Hollywood man-comedy: Phillips gives a comedic genius his first big break and rediscovers the lost art of screwball.
Willamette Week  |  Casey Jarman  |  06-03-2009  |  Reviews

'The Hangover' Is Low Art

To its credit, The Hangover transfers to the audience the smelly, still inebriated state that the title promises.
City Pulse  |  Cole Smithey  |  06-01-2009  |  Reviews

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