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  • Summary: Peter Highman is an expectant first-time father whose wife's due date is a mere five days away. As Peter hurries to catch a flight home from Atlanta to be at her side for the birth, his best intentions go completely awry when a chance encounter with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay forces PeterPeter Highman is an expectant first-time father whose wife's due date is a mere five days away. As Peter hurries to catch a flight home from Atlanta to be at her side for the birth, his best intentions go completely awry when a chance encounter with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay forces Peter to hitch a ride with Ethan--on what turns out to be a cross-country road trip that will ultimately destroy several cars, numerous friendships and Peter's last nerve. (Warner Bros. Pictures) Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 39
  2. Negative: 4 out of 39
  1. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Dec 15, 2010
    80
    Phillips goes too far sometimes (border-jail breakout?), but his new direction is promising.
  2. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    Dec 15, 2010
    70
    So infuriating is Ethan that Due Date very nearly loses us, too, at the outset, but over time, the bearded boor manages to win everyone over, audience included.
  3. Reviewed by: Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Dec 15, 2010
    67
    And so by the time the pair admire the Grand Canyon and, Due Date has lost its way, relying on its leading men to lead by charisma alone, even though their characters have nowhere interesting to go besides the happily-ever-after of dull, responsible male maturity.
  4. Reviewed by: Wesley Morris
    Dec 15, 2010
    50
    A rather pat, occasionally desperate road comedy.
  5. Reviewed by: Rick Groen
    Dec 15, 2010
    50
    Manic with an itch.
  6. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Dec 15, 2010
    50
    Like the direction, the script veers all over the place before reaching its inevitable, unsurprising destination.
  7. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Dec 15, 2010
    25
    The comedy never really takes off because it's phony.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 62
  2. Negative: 5 out of 62
  1. May 3, 2012
    10
    You do not give a movie this amazing anything below 90/100 or 9/10, so **** you u dicks! it has an original story line along with amazingYou do not give a movie this amazing anything below 90/100 or 9/10, so **** you u dicks! it has an original story line along with amazing acting and a well written script. Robert downey jr shows he can do more then just play a overly intelligent person who is massively arrogant, also Zach Galifianakis has been put into a role perfect for him again! the fact this go 51/100 and 5.2/10 makes me sick! Expand
  2. Dec 8, 2010
    9
    this is a great movie it has all the funny features of a classic comedy. When i first heard of this movie my first thought was it sound tackythis is a great movie it has all the funny features of a classic comedy. When i first heard of this movie my first thought was it sound tacky and horrible but when my friends took me to see it i was shocked of how funny it was. The beginning of the movie it isn't all that great but later on it gets amazing. If you like the movie like the hangover then you will love this movie. Expand
  3. Aug 24, 2014
    8
    A funny, insane, and insanely funny movie.

    Peter (Robert Downey Jr.) really has some temper issues. It seems like he's looking at it,
    A funny, insane, and insanely funny movie.

    Peter (Robert Downey Jr.) really has some temper issues. It seems like he's looking at it, although I'm not sure whether this road trip was the best thing for him... It seems he came through in the end; bad-tempered and easily irritated, Peter is put into a real test of wills when a man he's never met before causes him to end up on the no-fly list, takes him to the Mexican border and almost ends up killing them - while they are trying to get to LA for the birth of Peter's child!

    Ethan (Zach Galifianakis) is a... special case. I didn't really get him. He was nice, and very weird. Almost too nice and too weird. But he also brought the comedy into the big picture, almost naturally.

    Sonny, Ethan's French bulldog, was insanely cute but also overlooked; they could have used the dog so much more. Then again, perhaps it was good they left the dog out of the action, seeing how much it had to endure as it was...

    There were parts in the plot - and especially characters - who didn't really give anything to the story in general. That gave the pace of the story a bit more slack than it needed, taking us to places that weren't entirely useful. Then again, they had a meaning, albeit a small one, in the general picture.

    Altogether, this is a road trip I'll want to see again. Such turns of events, such misery and pain, not to mention the hi-speed chase. A little unrealistic and unbelievable at places, but I liked this movie - and not just because Robert Downey Jr. happens to be one of my favorite actors.
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  4. Nov 8, 2010
    6
    ok saw the movie. and well it had some really funny parts but then it was missing something thast i still can´t put my finger on.ok saw the movie. and well it had some really funny parts but then it was missing something thast i still can´t put my finger on. if you want to have a good laugh and like to smoke marajauan you can´t miss this movie.. Expand
  5. Jan 31, 2012
    6
    I liked the film and it did have quite a few funny moments. However its really the same old same old that we expect from Todd Phillips so dontI liked the film and it did have quite a few funny moments. However its really the same old same old that we expect from Todd Phillips so dont expect to be blown away by it. Robert Downey Jr and Zach Galifanakis work great together and definently make the movie that much better. Expand
  6. Feb 1, 2011
    5
    I guess you only get one chance to make a movie so hilariously funny at The Hangover. If you're expecting a comedy equal from the sameI guess you only get one chance to make a movie so hilariously funny at The Hangover. If you're expecting a comedy equal from the same director, alas no. As most have noted it's a sort of remake of the classic Trains, Planes and Automobiles, without the heart of John Candy. Sure there are laughs but I didn't find the characters believable. Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis sound like a dream team. I loved him in the recent Its Kind of a Funny Story, here he's kind of annoying. And Downey is just too way too uptight. Oh well. Maybe next time. Expand
  7. Jun 5, 2011
    0
    This was so boring. So obvious and so basic. B.o.r.i.n.g. The Characters were dull and the movie was so monotonous. I would not recommend thisThis was so boring. So obvious and so basic. B.o.r.i.n.g. The Characters were dull and the movie was so monotonous. I would not recommend this movie. No Thrills here. Expand

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