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  • Summary: Steve Carell and Tina Fey team up for an adventure that turns a run-of-the-mill married couple's date upside down - way upside down, in Date Night. (20th Century Fox)
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 37
  2. Negative: 2 out of 37
  1. 88
    All the time Phil and Claire seem like the kind of people who don't belong in a screwball comedy. That's why it's funny. They're bewildered.
  2. Regardless of the silliness of the situation -- or, in truth, because of it -- they're a joy to watch.
  3. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    It's cast, down to the smallest role, with genuinely funny performers, people who understand how to time a joke, deliver a setup, underplay a deadpan glance.
  4. 63
    No one is going to remember the movie in a month, but for Mommies and Daddies seeking a night's break from their children, it's adequate entertainment.
  5. It makes you laugh in fits and starts, but more often it feels toothless and exhausted, the kind of project that exists to give Ray Liotta work.
  6. 50
    Date Night manages to live down to its store-brand title.
  7. A broadly promising premise and well-matched stars prove no match for an abominably unfunny screenplay and the work of the poisonously untalented Shawn Levy--arguably the worst director making big-budget studio films today.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 66
  2. Negative: 7 out of 66
  1. DavidS.
    Apr 18, 2010
    Don't believe the negative reviews. This is a berry funny movie. Trust me; I know comedy. This was good.
  2. TerryM
    Jun 1, 2010
    One of the funniest movies i`ve seen in years. Carell and Fey are a fantastic on-screen couple and their escapade is highlighted like a Woody Allen/ Coen Bros cut `N` shut. Some of the hand-over-mouth funniest set pieces and one of the best chase scenes of recent memory. Oh and robot pole dancing?!!! Fantastic stuff. Expand
  3. Kylet
    Apr 13, 2010
    Yeah, honestly, you can tell people were purposely trying to bring the user rating down. It was at like 3.2 on the day it opened, but no one was posting reviews. Anyways, this movie works pretty well considering the history of the director. It was riding that thin line between stupid and too stupid. But it succeeded, mostly because the movie was focused on the two leads, who have great chemistry. Expand
  4. Oct 12, 2010
    It's clear that Fey and Carell are trying to make the most of the material given to them, and they are mostly successful in rescuing what would otherwise me a very mediocre movie. Both leads are funny, charming, and realistic, proving their comedy chops. This definitely belongs in the same company as Fey's other film, "Baby Mama"--funny, but not "30 Rock"-funny. Expand
  5. Jun 7, 2013
    Caught this on a plane while flying across the Atlantic and enjoyed it more than I thought I would. The script is pretty standard but the two leads, Steve Carell and Tina Fey as well as an excellent cameo from Mark Walhberg; make Date Night a fairly enjoyable way to spend an hour and a half. Expand
  6. Sep 29, 2010
    I've just watched the Date Night trailer, and it is both funny, slick and well made. If it is any guide, the movie will have thousands of hilarious gags. Expand
  7. KennethA.
    May 16, 2010
    This movie was excruciatingly bad. Tina Fey and Steve Carell have been funny ... but not here (Tina Fey's portrayal of Sarah Palin, for example). This is the only movie in my life where I looked at my watch to see how much longer this dog was going to bark. James Franco and Mark Wahlberg give adequate performances.Not even they could save this mess. There were twenty seconds of almost amusing outtakes at the very end as the credits mercifully rolled. Expand

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