Metascore
34

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 21
  2. Negative: 10 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Tom Russo
    Mar 1, 2013
    38
    Among the ingredients “21” is missing: the infectiously random silliness of a Zach Galifianakis, the smug hunkiness of a Bradley Cooper, and any sort of Vegas-y gloss whatsoever.
  2. Reviewed by: Richard Roeper
    Feb 28, 2013
    38
    This is one of those 93-minute movies that seem about 88 minutes too long. Or not worth making in the first place.
  3. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Feb 28, 2013
    38
    Despite its collegiate setting, 21 and Over is pretty much for people with an IQ of 21 and under.
  4. Reviewed by: Drew Taylor
    Mar 1, 2013
    25
    For a movie that tries to create and sustain a sensation of wild unpredictability, it's a huge failure. It's not shocking if we've all seen it a thousand times before. With 21 and Over, it's all been there, drank that.
  5. Reviewed by: William Goss
    Feb 28, 2013
    25
    Yes, surely for them, the lucky few and probable many, 21 and Over will be the Best Movie Ever. For the rest of us, though, it’s something of a chore.
  6. Reviewed by: Nicole Herrington
    Mar 1, 2013
    20
    The movie’s humor — at the expense of Asians, Latinas and even Serbs — comes off just as tone deaf and random as Seth MacFarlane’s Oscar-night shenanigans.
  7. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Mar 1, 2013
    20
    How ironic (depressing? predictable?) that the week after we celebrate the best in movies, we are force-fed its very worst. 21 & Over is filmmaking by formula, and evidence of Hollywood’s assumption that appealing to viewers’ basest instincts will always pay off.
  8. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Feb 28, 2013
    12
    Just because your comedy is dumb doesn’t mean it’s funny.
  9. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Feb 28, 2013
    12
    By the dictates of the boys-will-be-boys party genre, 21 and Over is so tame that it barely manages to even be offensive.
  10. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Feb 28, 2013
    0
    This is a movie that celebrates selfishness, stupidity and the mean-spirited insensitivity that goes along with it. We're better than this, America.
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 89 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 26
  2. Negative: 8 out of 26
  1. Mar 17, 2013
    10
    epic
  2. Aug 23, 2013
    6
    21 & over has only bad thing. It hasn't got many laughs as the trailer promises. Despite that, it's a good comedy with a really good concept (which reminded me a lot ''Hangover'') and a really good cast. It seems a little like a copy of The Hangover but it surely isn't so funny. You will enjoy it and I think if you like Old school, Superbad and Hangover you will like that movie. It's a comedy that will be similar to other comedies. **It is better than Project X** I rate it with 6,5/10 Full Review »
  3. Jul 21, 2014
    8
    21 & Over was absolutely hilarious. It's essentially a lower budget and more youthful version of The Hangover and it delivers with the same type of humor. The acting is adequate enough by the main stars and the events that happen during the night make you laugh from almost beginning to end. The film doesn't take long to get into the plot and you ride the wave until the credits roll. There are some moments that feel a bit too ridiculous but they don't take too much away from the viewing experience. Overall, it's worth checking out if you want a good laugh. Full Review »