Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
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  1. So comically fertile and yet so grounded in the reality of its characters that it's really a kind of marvel.
  2. What transpires gives fresh meaning to ‘sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll.'
  3. As an encore for Brand's Aldous, it's a welcome return. And for Hill, it's a chance to really shine.
  4. 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.
  5. 80
    The movie’s story is conventional in shape, but it has passages of crazy exhilaration and brilliant invention.
  6. 75
    The mercurial Brand is spot on as the mercurial Aldous, putting over outrageously titled tunes with panache.
  7. 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.
  8. 75
    Turns out to be the funniest hard-R comedy since "The Hangover."
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Extremely raunchy, Get Him to the Greek is also very funny
  12. Great? No. Great fun? Oh, yes. Like Sergio and Aldous, this movie messes with your mind, then tickles it.
  13. 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.
  14. What’s missing in Get Him to the Greek are the supporting characters that made "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" so engaging.
  15. Reviewed by: Molly Fitzpatrick
    75
    If "Sarah Marshall" spawned Aldous Snow, maybe there's room for a Sergio Roma vehicle?
  16. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    70
    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.
  17. Reviewed by: Robert Wilonsky
    70
    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
    The funniest bits in the movie are, by and large, the small, offhanded gags stuffed into the corners.
  19. 70
    Get Him to the Greek displays the bawdy-sweet mixture that is the signature of the Judd Apatow school of screen comedy.
  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. It's not quite infectious, but some of the high notes manage to drown out some of the guttural lows.
  24. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    63
    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.
  25. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    63
    The concept is inspired, and the movie has some very funny moments. But about halfway through this long weekend, the frantic tale grows flimsy.
  26. 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.
  27. 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."
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 239 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 72
  2. Negative: 7 out of 72
  1. Oct 23, 2010
    10
    Get Him to the Greek lacks the heart of Forgetting Sarah Marshall but retains the witty style of gross-out comedy. Jonah Hill is disappointingGet 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
    8
    I think what's most impressive surrounding the film is the soundtrack that was prepared for it. Russell Brand can out-sing his girl, KatyI 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
    9
    Get Him To The Greek is a brilliant film, combining outlandish behavior, regrettably nostalgic moments, and humorous emotion. Jonah Hill andGet 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 »