Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 39
  2. Negative: 4 out of 39
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  1. Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    Dec 15, 2010
    30
    The basic problem is the script, which is credited to three writers plus the director - seldom a good sign. Never mind that it's a retread of "Planes, Trains & Automobiles" minus the trains, and minus John Candy.
  2. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Dec 15, 2010
    38
    not so much a movie as an "act," one that belongs at a club called Shenanigans or maybe Chuckleheads.
  3. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Dec 15, 2010
    25
    The comedy never really takes off because it's phony.
  4. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Dec 15, 2010
    38
    The pathos really are shameless, arriving with killing regularity and false humility.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 249 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 62
  2. Negative: 5 out of 62
  1. Sep 29, 2011
    6
    "Due Date" doesn't really have that much of a blast. It wasn't a movie that will blow your brains out with humor, but it will just....delight you.
  2. Aug 28, 2011
    8
    Todd Phillips follow up to the worldwide hit of the Hangover comes in the form of Due Date. Somehow this managed to evade my attention andTodd Phillips follow up to the worldwide hit of the Hangover comes in the form of Due Date. Somehow this managed to evade my attention and after picking it up at a bargain price I have to wonder how i've managed to miss it! It's not the Hangover that's for sure, infact it's not as good as the Hangover but it is up their this is another awesome comedy from the maestro himself. Robert Downey Jr is absolutely brilliant in this alongside the ever dependable Zach Galafianakis as two men caught in a mix up which leaves Downey stranded and forced to take a roadtrip across America in order for him to get home for the birth of his child. Along the way there are some classic comedy LOL moments as expected but there are also some really great heartfelt and bromance moments. At times its just outrageous but that makes this flick all the better. One word of advice don't expect another Hangover because i'd imagine you might end up disappointed although I don't know how because Due Date has plenty on offer and is another gem from Phillips as the chemistry between Robert Downey Jr and Zach Galifianakis alone is worthy of a watch they are awesome, much like this movie! Full Review »
  3. Nov 6, 2010
    4
    Essentially a remake - probably unintended - of Trains, Planes and Automobiles, though while John Candy's heart of gold was wrapped around aEssentially a remake - probably unintended - of Trains, Planes and Automobiles, though while John Candy's heart of gold was wrapped around a recognizable caricature of the overfamiliar shlubby salesman, Galifianakis's is wrapped around an odd amalgamation of schticks: a breathtakingly naive, under-socialized stoned sycophant who alternates randomly from fawning to hostile behavior. It's not that funny. Full Review »