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Mixed or average reviews- based on 98 Ratings

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  2. Negative: 28 out of 98
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  1. 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 a21 & 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 Expand
  2. Sep 13, 2013
    4
    Eh, it had it's moments. Though, the funny parts didn't balance the stupid parts out so well. Basically, the entire movie was parties and people getting drunk. Therefore, this movie deserves a 4/10.
  3. Jun 4, 2013
    6
    Movie studios like burning off their comedies in March before the summer blockbusters hit so that they stand a chance, they also burn off bad films here too. Luckily enough 21 & Over isn't much like fellow party comedy Project X which was released last March and felt more like burn off than valid comedy. 21 & Over is about when Jeff Chang (Justin Chon) turns 21 and his old friends MillerMovie studios like burning off their comedies in March before the summer blockbusters hit so that they stand a chance, they also burn off bad films here too. Luckily enough 21 & Over isn't much like fellow party comedy Project X which was released last March and felt more like burn off than valid comedy. 21 & Over is about when Jeff Chang (Justin Chon) turns 21 and his old friends Miller and Casey (Miles Teller and Skylar Astin) come to take him out for a night on the town. However the trio soon find out a lot has changed between them and it may take some unexpected events to bring everyone back together. Right off the bat 21 hobbles itself by limiting the screen time of its funniest character. Jeff Chang is hilarious and is sadly not in the film as long as the other two leads. That doesn't mean that Miller and Casey aren't interesting but they do take some time to grow on you, especially Miller whose quite caustic at the beginning and will either entertain people or infuriate them. The fact is that by the end they are 3 very well rounded characters (some might say stereotypes) who can annoy at times but liven up a film that is more coincidence than plot. Their misadventures are tamer than that of Project X so they feel a lot more real and therefore are funnier and more entertaining and the crazy stuff that happens doesn't feel like its from another planet. The film is populated by some odd characters but they never feel ridiculous, even the LSD taking college professor seems oddly believable in the world director Jon Lucas has created. All these side characters provide some good laughs although the required love interest section of the film has nothing to it, if feels wrong and honestly the film didn't need the distraction and it ultimately ruins the ending of one of these characters story because he is forced to do the Hollywood thing and chase after the girl. The film at first suffers from some scripting problems as the film is trying to sound youthful but it doesn't quite ring true but after a while you get used to it, its just not the most expertly written dialogue and it isn't nearly as edgy as they think it is. However it is an enjoyable film because it doesn't take itself too seriously and even the ending where some lesson must be learnt it isn't forced upon you so much that it ruins the fun you had watching the film in the first place. Expand
  4. Jul 29, 2013
    6
    Rather typicall teen/highschool/party comedy story wise. A good 93 mins of entertainment. If don't set your expectations too high it's good fun but nothing more.
  5. Mar 10, 2013
    5
    Watching other people getting drunk and having a good time, usually doesn't work for me, and is the case here. Too many "wild party" movies have hit the screen lately and the formula is getting more and more tired. Of course, Hollywood loves their formulas and here it seems simple raunchy behavior is all this movie could conjure up. Films that embark down the dark path of raunch must haveWatching other people getting drunk and having a good time, usually doesn't work for me, and is the case here. Too many "wild party" movies have hit the screen lately and the formula is getting more and more tired. Of course, Hollywood loves their formulas and here it seems simple raunchy behavior is all this movie could conjure up. Films that embark down the dark path of raunch must have wit and verve like the Hangover I and II, otherwise its just young people acting stupidly. If I wanted to see that I hang out with High Schoolers. Of course as there are very few options for movie at the moment, this is better than throwing your money away on the Oz disaster. Expand
  6. Jul 16, 2013
    6
    This is a fun movie for who just want to see crazy things happen.Even though the beginning was really annoying,it is a fun,crazy movie for when your bored.
  7. May 20, 2013
    5
    a really fun time but it copy's from so many other films its unbelievable so that's why it gets that score.so go and see it with your mates.
  8. May 28, 2015
    6
    The film is a stale comedy that's knows that it is dumb but it's wooden and un clever. The writer's of "the hangover" Scott Moore and Jon Lucas their directorial debut is filled with unfunny one-liners, at times it can be clever and it has it's moments, were is the comedic gold and charm that screenwriters Moore and Lucas use to have? Since the guys who wrote the script of "the hangover"The film is a stale comedy that's knows that it is dumb but it's wooden and un clever. The writer's of "the hangover" Scott Moore and Jon Lucas their directorial debut is filled with unfunny one-liners, at times it can be clever and it has it's moments, were is the comedic gold and charm that screenwriters Moore and Lucas use to have? Since the guys who wrote the script of "the hangover" made this movie and their returning to the party laugh out loud genre we think this will be funny. There is no cleverness from the hangover that is not in this movie; sure Miles Teller and Skylar Astin are funny and trying but Moore and Lucas's script tries to create party movie cliche's and have little empathy characters and tries to be the next "Project X" (which was funnier than this!). So Miles Teller plays Miller, he is a lazy idiot who is good at having a good time, Skylar Astin plays Casey he is sophisticated and a nerd who does not like to party that much since highschool. They use to go to high school together with a friend named Jeff Chang played by Justin Chong (Twilight), he turns twenty one and they take him out to get wasted and everything goes wrong. The humor is cheap and is funny time to time, terrible acting and it's script is not good; I did enjoy the humor and it's fun. Grade B- Expand
  9. Dec 23, 2014
    6
    A forgettable comedy, mainly because it is nothing new, and not that funny. It is just another raunchy comedy that does not aspire to be much more than that.
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: Kimberley Jones
    Mar 6, 2013
    50
    Lucas and Moore aren’t savvy enough, or brave enough, to truly plumb the gallows humor embedded in their premise.
  2. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Mar 2, 2013
    40
    Neither as subversively fun as last year’s megadestructive "Project X," nor as creative as "The Hangover" (on which these codirectors broke through as screenwriters), this further installment in the millennials-acting-badly genre serves as a distinctly average placeholder.
  3. Reviewed by: Bilge Ebiri
    Mar 2, 2013
    40
    In the end, 21 and Over is more exhausting — and exhausted — than funny or wild.