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'Year One': Sub-Zeronew

Slayer was right: God hates us all. How else to explain this blasphemously asinine and crudely scatological buddy pic?
Austin Chronicle  |  Marc Savlov  |  06-26-2009  |  Reviews

'Year One' Tries (and Fails) to be a Monty Python Movienew

Harold Ramis has had a hand in some seriously great comedies -- Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day -- but, lest we forget, he was also responsible for Club Paradise and Stuart Saves His Family. Year One might be better than either of those movies, but not by much.
The Portland Mercury  |  Ned Lannamann  |  06-19-2009  |  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

Jesse Eisenberg Shines in Realistic, Funny Coming-of-Age Flicknew

Eisenberg is like a dramatic version of Michael Cera, and with Adventureland he really gets to show off his dramatic range, which goes from A all the way to those made-up letters from Dr. Seuss' On Beyond Zebra!.
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna  |  04-02-2009  |  Reviews

Tyler Perry's 'Madea Goes to Jail'

Tyler Perry continues to preach to the choir with his entertaining albeit stereotype-laced blend of melodrama and comedy.
City Pulse  |  Cole Smithey  |  02-20-2009  |  Reviews

Steve Martin's Career Drops to Its All-Time Lownew

It's maddening to watch somebody as gifted and funny as Steve Martin stumbling about in trash like The Pink Panther 2.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  02-12-2009  |  Reviews

'Last Chance Harvey': Romance takes flight in Londonnew

The humor and the setbacks are small in Last Chance Harvey, accumulating — like life itself — slowly, then all at once.
Eugene Weekly  |  Jason Blair  |  01-22-2009  |  Reviews

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