'Get Him to the Greek' Critic Reviews

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MovieWeb:   15 reviews
73%
Rotten Tomatoes:   192 reviews
  • Julian Roman MovieWeb (Top Critic)
    80
    Watching a bewildered fat man try to reign in an uncontrollable party animal is pretty funny.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    67
    It has a rambly, realistic tone, with one orgiastic mishap spilling into the next, and that tone keeps much of the action popping with surprise.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • A.O. Scott New York Times (Top Critic)
    60
    Get Him to the Greek displays the bawdy-sweet mixture that is the signature of the Judd Apatow school of screen comedy.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Peter Bradshaw Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    40
    The basic tonal problem is established right at the outset: we are being invited to laugh at exotic limey Aldous, whereas Brand's stand-up persona needs us to laugh with him and to see the world through his eyes.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Claudia Puig USA Today (Top Critic)
    63
    The concept is inspired, and the movie has some very funny moments. But about halfway through this long weekend, the frantic tale grows flimsy.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Aaron Leitko Washington Post (Top Critic)
    50
    It's rare that a previously established side character, no matter how well loved, can deliver the goods in his own show. Which is probably why nobody tries it with movies. Well, nobody but the makers of Get Him to the Greek.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Ty Burr Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    63
    If the movie's all too predictable in its broad outlines, it's scurrilously funny in the details, and it pushes its two leads and one of its supporting actors in entertainingly fresh directions. For early June, that's enough.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Robert Wilonsky Village Voice (Top Critic)
    It's crude, loud, dumb fun. And, on top of that, it contains the greatest cameo ever by a winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    80
    Aside from the useless gross-out scenes, Stoller and a perfectly tuned Brand get every detail right, including the seductive egomania of celebrities and the predatory fawning of their handlers.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Chris Vognar Dallas Morning News (Top Critic)
    90
    A little bit of Russell Brand can go a long way, but Greek is a fine vehicle for his mock rock-god persona.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Lisa Kennedy Denver Post (Top Critic)
    70
    A veering, careening joy ride of excess and heart.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Mary F. Pols MSN Movies (Top Critic)
    40
    You see the serious stuff as just another bad joke.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • David Denby New Yorker (Top Critic)
    The movie's story is conventional in shape, but it has passages of crazy exhilaration and brilliant invention.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    75
    The reason the friendship works is that Russell Brand and Jonah Hill are good actors. Hill's character is required to be blotto half of the time, but there's the sense that he's desperately trying to do the right thing.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune (Top Critic)
    75
    The movie's a good, rude commercial comedy. How many good movies have we even seen this year?
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • J. R. Jones Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    The comic premise still works like a charm.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer (Top Critic)
    75
    The film succeeds as a music-industry satire, a very naughty version of Almost Famous.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Colin Covert Minneapolis Star Tribune (Top Critic)
    75
    Like the best Apatow films, this follow-up ties your emotions into the characters while your mind reels in convulsions of joy.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Tom Long Detroit News (Top Critic)
    59
    This is personality comedy, and Brand and Hill have it to spare.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic (Top Critic)
    80
    Greek doesn't quite know when to stop, and things aren't brought to a particularly satisfying resolution. But Brand does a nice job adding a few dramatic shadings to his character, a pleasant surprise. And Hill is outstanding.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Brian Lowry Variety (Top Critic)
    Barring a few lapses, the gags fly by in rapid-fire fashion, and enough of them connect -- thanks in part to the amusing mix of Hill's hang-dog demeanor with Brand's lanky, relentless hedonism.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Kyle Smith New York Post (Top Critic)
    63
    Some of the raunchy bits are amusing, but others prove that funny doesn't automatically follow from dirty.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel (Top Critic)
    75
    Greek might be this year's The Hangover.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Bruce Demara Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    75
    Looking for a buddy comedy with wit, heart and scatological charm to spare? Get thee to this Greek.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Laremy Legel Film.com (Top Critic)
    59
    If the film hadn't made a beeline toward the "serious movie with a message" category we could have had another Hangover or Tropic Thunder on our hands.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
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