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  • Summary: Aaron Green gets things done. The ambitious 23-year-old has exaggerated his way into a dream job just in time for a career-making assignment. His mission: Fly to London and escort a rock god to L.A.'s Greek Theatre for the first-stop on a $100-million tour. His warning: Turn your back on him at your own peril. (Universal Pictures) Collapse
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  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. 80
    The movie’s story is conventional in shape, but it has passages of crazy exhilaration and brilliant invention.
  3. 75
    Turns out to be the funniest hard-R comedy since "The Hangover."
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 71
  2. Negative: 7 out of 71
  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 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. Expand
  2. IvanK.
    Jun 13, 2010
    10
    This is probably the best comedy of the summer, even better than forgetting Sarah Marshall, Russel Brand is hilarious.
  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 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. Expand
  4. Aug 25, 2011
    8
    This movie is hilarious at all times and because of that, it is entertaing at all times. Russel Brand's performance is right up with his Forgetting Sarah Marshall one. Expand
  5. Feb 18, 2013
    7
    Decent comedy but at the end of the day there isn't much here that I haven't seen before from the genre or the film's main stars so it tends to blend in with the rest of them. Hill Brand are good together don't get me wrong, but both can get annoying at times as funny as they can be. Storyline was decent, but again noting special. A few good laughs here and there but nothing compared to the better works we have seen from this team before, so its good but not the best. Expand
  6. Jan 28, 2012
    6
    Some top-notch direction and an interesting, original story help to make Get Him to the Greek more watchable than the script would allow on its own. The gags are all centred around drugs, alcohol and sex, which are mostly handled crudely; allowing for little variety, even in the many farcical situations the two leads find themselves in. The cast put up an acceptable performance, though Jonah Hill's awkward deadpan can become a little tiring. As stated, the direction is excellent -- especially for a comedy -- but the writing is just too dependent on the audience's tolerance of Brand's ego to be consistently enjoyable. Expand
  7. Apr 17, 2011
    0
    The trailers of this movie were so misleading as they indicated that this movie may actually be funny. Russell Brand and Jonah Hill seemed like a dynamite pair to put in a comedy film, but they are accompanied by a terrible story and a mediocre script, filled with a few funny parts. This movie should be renamed "Get Me The Hell Out Of This Cinema So That I Don't Need To Watch This Junk Anymore". Harsh, but true. Expand

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