Generally favorable reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. So comically fertile and yet so grounded in the reality of its characters that it's really a kind of marvel.
  2. This is very much Brand's movie, with Hill playing a surprisingly subdued straight man. Still, the strong supporting cast - including Rose Byrne and Elisabeth Moss as the guys' girlfriends - easily holds its own.
  3. As an encore for Brand's Aldous, it's a welcome return. And for Hill, it's a chance to really shine.
  4. What transpires gives fresh meaning to ‘sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll.'
  5. 80
    The movie’s story is conventional in shape, but it has passages of crazy exhilaration and brilliant invention.
  6. 75
    Under the cover of slapstick, cheap laughs, raunchy humor, gross-out physical comedy and sheer exploitation, Get Him to the Greek also is fundamentally a sound movie.
  7. Extremely raunchy, Get Him to the Greek is also very funny
  8. Great? No. Great fun? Oh, yes. Like Sergio and Aldous, this movie messes with your mind, then tickles it.
  9. 75
    Turns out to be the funniest hard-R comedy since "The Hangover."
  10. Reviewed by: Molly Fitzpatrick
    If "Sarah Marshall" spawned Aldous Snow, maybe there's room for a Sergio Roma vehicle?
  11. What’s missing in Get Him to the Greek are the supporting characters that made "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" so engaging.
  12. 75
    The mercurial Brand is spot on as the mercurial Aldous, putting over outrageously titled tunes with panache.
  13. A clever rock-world satire, with some lively take-offs on the TMZ-gossip magazine circus, but it's also too long, and by the time of the inevitable Las Vegas sequence, it starts to grow repetitive.
  14. 75
    The movie is like an old vinyl LP; the best cuts are on the first side, there's a bangup finish and a lot of filler material in between.
  15. 75
    Hill, dialing back on the pissy vulgarity of his supporting roles in "Knocked Up" and "Funny People," makes the perfect foil, as passive and impressionable as Brand is reckless and impulsive.
  16. 70
    The funniest bits in the movie are, by and large, the small, offhanded gags stuffed into the corners.
  17. Reviewed by: Robert Wilonsky
    Get Him to the Greek, is a mess, but an amiable and occasionally uproarious one due mostly to Russell Brand’s reprising of his role as Aldous Snow.
  18. 70
    Get Him to the Greek displays the bawdy-sweet mixture that is the signature of the Judd Apatow school of screen comedy.
  19. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Barring a few lapses, the gags fly by in rapid-fire fashion, and enough of them connect -- thanks in part to the amusing mix of Hill's hang-dog demeanor with Brand's lanky, relentless hedonism.
  20. 70
    As in "My Favorite Year," the laughs all come from seeing a nervous innocent pulled into the star's debauchery, the heart from our growing realization that debauchery is just emptiness with the volume cranked.
  21. Brand can seem simultaneously randy and strung-out and is often very funny. Hill is surprisingly touching.
  22. 63
    The volume is pitched high, perhaps so you won't notice how lackadaisically structured the picture is. Get Him to the Greek isn't really a story but a collection of comic set pieces.
  23. 63
    Mostly, this frantic film is yet another attempt at “Spinal Tap” silly. At times it goes for the heart of “Almost Famous,” and its sense of rock is that of a barely acquainted observer.
  24. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    The concept is inspired, and the movie has some very funny moments. But about halfway through this long weekend, the frantic tale grows flimsy.
  25. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    If the movie’s all too predictable in its broad outlines, it’s scurrilously funny in the details, and it pushes its two leads and one of its supporting actors in entertainingly fresh directions.
  26. What it does have going for it are its lead actors -- Brand and Hill both know exactly how to deliver a punch line -- and a lead character who represents one of the best bits of rock 'n' roll satire since "This Is Spinal Tap."
  27. It's not quite infectious, but some of the high notes manage to drown out some of the guttural lows.
  28. 60
    Like most of the recent exports from Apatown, Get Him To The Greek -- aka Russell Brand’s My Filmy Wilm -- is patchy, but home-run hilarious from time to time. If only it didn’t detour into darkness so often, this could have been a genuine treat.
  29. When the movie remembers to be the drug-spiked, hard-R comedy you hope for, it’s more than just a fun romp (and, incidentally, superior to "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," the rom-com from which its Britpop libertine spins off).
  30. The seriously out-of-control hard R dude is writer-director Nicholas Stoller, who apparently has major trust issues with his odd-couple stars, women and the audience. Did I forget anybody?
  31. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    There's no buildup, no narrative arc, just one scene of comically debauched partying after another.
  32. Reviewed by: Mark Jenkins
    Brand's character, who combines Bono's moral sanctimony with Keith Richards' supernatural hedonism, ultimately doesn't add up.
  33. Never achieves the propulsive traction and outrageous/endearing balance that made "The Hangover" such a smash this time last year.
  34. 50
    Before it goes off the rails into strained sermonizing, this sorta-sequel to 2008’s delightful "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" gets in big laughs.
  35. Reviewed by: Aaron Leitko
    Unlike its forebears, "Greek" lacks a truly sympathetic central character to hold things together when it's time to get sappy.
  36. The film feels like a collection of sketches instead of a mad, three-day, drug-and-sex-infused whirl.
  37. 50
    An uneven but surprising movie, often outrageously funny and just as often completely flat.
  38. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    Shaggily amusing but familiar and way-too-long.
  39. 42
    This final act goes on far too long and devolves into such a miasma of pap that it's clear Stoller had no idea how to wrap things up.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 231 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 71
  2. Negative: 7 out of 71
  1. Oct 23, 2010
    Get Him to the Greek lacks the heart of Forgetting Sarah Marshall but retains the witty style of gross-out comedy. Jonah Hill is disappointing here as he is a very talented comedian and Russell Brand has become a yoga-loving L.A. bum. He's always been such an idol to me. Full Review »
  2. Oct 4, 2010
    I think what's most impressive surrounding the film is the soundtrack that was prepared for it. Russell Brand can out-sing his girl, Katy Perry in spades, while at the same time managing a hilarious act throughout the film. Unfortunately, Jonah Hill still can't make me laugh. Full Review »
  3. Oct 10, 2010
    Get Him To The Greek is a brilliant film, combining outlandish behavior, regrettably nostalgic moments, and humorous emotion. Jonah Hill and Russell Brand are a hilarious duo, complimenting each other throughout this wild crazy roller coaster ride. If you want a comedy, watch this movie. Full Review »