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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 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
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: Todd McCarthy
    Dec 15, 2010
    50
    Todd Phillips' follow-up to the most successful R-rated comedy of all time serves up its share of laughs while not actually providing a terribly enjoyable time because of a queasy undercurrent that never goes away.
  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: 37 out of 58
  2. Negative: 4 out of 58
  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 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. Nov 10, 2010
    9
    haven't seen it yet but i'm really psyched to. it just looks friggin hilarious. love RDJ, kind of "meh"! about Galifinakis. more than likely though will i pay to see this in the theater Expand
  3. Feb 11, 2011
    8
    This is one of those movies where you have to see for yourself. Don't believe the critics. You really have to see the movie to know what it's all about. It was hilarious! Though I must say the title sort of threw me off a bit. It's called Due Date, yet the movie was more in a road trip situation. Robert Downy Jr. and Zach Galifianakis are really a one of a kind pair. Together, playing total opposite roles, make this one to enjoy from start to end. Expand
  4. Nov 7, 2010
    6
    Not nearly as good as The Hangover or Old School (2 classics), but it's still got plenty of laughs and heartwarming moments to make it worth seeing.
  5. Nov 6, 2010
    6
    Funny enough to warrant the entry fee, even though virtually ALL the funny one liners are shown in the trailers. Still an entertaining experience, but the Hangover, it sadly, is not. Expand
  6. Jan 6, 2011
    5
    I was expecting more laughter from this movie. Sure there were funny lines and some scenes with Zach Galifianakis, but that was the only thing worth seeing for. The plot is simple, nothing deep, so you can easily predict what will happen at the end. The first time you will see it, you will laugh. The second time, you will be bored. There were enjoyable and funny moments and a few boring ones. If it wasn't for Zach's role (the funniest in the movie) '' Due Date '' would have been terrible. 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 this movie. No Thrills here. Expand

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