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7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 78 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 78
  2. Negative: 3 out of 78

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  1. Jun 30, 2012
    9
    Great Funny movie. Really enjoyed it. Overall it's a great, fun movie to watch. A. . .
  2. Jul 22, 2011
    9
    What's brown and sticky? A stick. Great movie. Ed Helms is his amazing self and John C takes on more of a lovable role. Very pleasant and definitely worth a watch.
  3. May 28, 2011
    9
    With John C.Reilly at full bore wacky hilarious you know you can't help but love this movie. I was so pleasantly surprised at how funny it is. One of the best comedies of the year that toys with Hangover territory and had me cracking up. It's a little slow getting in gear, but once John C.Reilly bursts on the scene all hell breaks loose in the extremely repressed world of star Ed Helms.
  4. Feb 21, 2011
    10
    Usually today's movies are either crude for the male audience or sweetly romantic for the female. Somehow this sleeper of a hit manages to provide solid gross jokes while making you something for the lead characters. Ed Helms (Hangover) plays the perfect naive small-town guy thrust into the "big" world of a convention in Cedar Rapids. John C. Reilly is the obnoxious agent with a touching story driving the smokescreen, Anne Heche is the party agent escaping a dull, dead marriage, and Isiah Whitlock Jr. (The Wire) surprises us will a small, quiet yet critical performance. The innocence and coming of age without seeming stupid or dumb really makes this movie shine. The the twist at the end provides you with a reason to come back and see it again. Expand
  5. Feb 14, 2011
    9
    I don't watch The Office, but I like Ed Helms - especially in The Hangover. However, John C.Reilly dominates this movie, and he's hilarious. Absolutely makes the film. Anne Heche is also terrific - her career has been on a great path. Love to see her in the more supporting roles. She handles them with nuance.
  6. Feb 13, 2011
    9
    It takes fifteen minutes to get going, but when it does, you're gonna laugh your butt off. I loved this movie and will probably go see it again before it leaves theatres. Great script, great actors, and flat out hilarious. Go see this movie today!
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Reviewed by: Nick de Semlyen
    Apr 25, 2011
    80
    One of those sunny-natured indie comedies that comes out of nowhere to put a smile on your face.
  2. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Mar 11, 2011
    63
    It's a decent comedy, mind you, one with its fair share of chuckles. But it's really more amusing than it is fall-out-of-your-seat funny.
  3. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Mar 9, 2011
    83
    This movie embraces its inner yokel.