Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29

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  1. 60
    So often loose and funny that you'd have to be pretty stingy not to get some pleasure from it.
  2. Doesn't always cut it -- and, somewhat embarrassingly, boom mikes hover on screen so frequently they deserve co-billing -- but it's a likable venture that just misses being a lovable one.
  3. Inlike many directors with music video backgrounds, Tim Story keeps the flashy cutting to a minimum and lets the story unfold at its own unhurried pace.
  4. New Times (L.A.)
    Reviewed by: Luke Y. Thompson
    Isn't as funny as it should be. Cedric's speech impediment only goes so far -- he's actually funnier in Serving Sara, without having to rely on a big wig to do his acting for him.
  5. Reviewed by: Ed Park
    As hackneyed as they come, but the overall mood is less cynical than affectionate.

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