40 Days and 40 Nights


Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33

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Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    Yup, director Michael Lehmann, far from the glory days of "Heathers," has made a movie about a hard-on, in which he relentlessly pounds a flaccid premise.
  2. 60
    Runs more smoothly and stylishly than the average teen comedy.
  3. 60
    Any romantic comedy that lacks Meg Ryan can’t be faulted too hard.
  4. Sets out to demonstrate that life is about more than having sex. Inadvertently -- I think -- it ends up showing us just the opposite. As if we didn't already know.
  5. This pretty but witless movie is well-produced, slickly directed -- full of jokes about hot dudes and hot babes pitched right at the "American Pie" crowd.
  6. All this holding back is a bad idea, especially as the subject of an entire movie.
  7. It's rare that a movie is so graceful and so gross.
  8. This is a smart and witty romantic farce that mixes sweet and sexy with surprising aplomb.
  9. Baltimore Sun
    Reviewed by: Chris Kaltenbach
    Eventually becomes cliched, predictable and crude. And that's a real sin.
  10. Even Hartnett, designated Next Big Thing last year, seems like he's barely trying.
  11. 50
    If you're desperate to give something up for Lent, make it movies like this one.
  12. Builds up comic force in its first half. But then it blows it, leaving the audience feeling unsatisfied.
  13. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    The film's biggest problem, however, is its naive inability to understand that sex comedies, to amuse, must be about more than sex.
  14. 50
    Strictly for boys -- grown-up boys -- the more boyish and less grown-up the better.
  15. 40
    Roughly splits the difference between "Six Days, Seven Nights" and "9 1/2 Weeks." Which is something like the nth-order derivative of an infinite regression.
  16. 40
    Mildly amusing but wholly unnecessary comedy.
  17. Doesn't do much to further distinguish Lehmann's career. As for those of us waiting for the year's first worthwhile date movie, the wait continues.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 122 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 30
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 30
  3. Negative: 5 out of 30
  1. Jan 15, 2014
    Same old boring recycled rom com plot. Not even the no sex rule is new. There's nothing clever or funny about the dialogue. Next time let'sSame old boring recycled rom com plot. Not even the no sex rule is new. There's nothing clever or funny about the dialogue. Next time let's just save some time and send the script straight to the XXX lots so the Hartnett fangirls can have their porn and leave real cinema to the big boys. Full Review »
  2. Feb 5, 2012
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. I liked it due to its pleasure from a sex comedy and has a fantastic romantic story between the two main characters but in the end, it's not so much of a comedy after you know who rapes Josh Hartnett. Full Review »