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  • Summary: Rick and Fred are best friends who have a lot in common, including the fact that they have each been married for many years. But when the two men begin to show signs of restlessness at home, their wives take a bold approach to revitalizing their individual marriages: granting them a "hall pass," one week of freedom to do whatever they want...no questions asked. (Warner Bros.) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 36
  2. Negative: 10 out of 36
  1. Reviewed by: Andrew O'Hehir
    Feb 24, 2011
    80
    Compared to, say, your average Adam Sandler movie it's a master class in film comedy. Oh, you will laugh. You may not forgive yourself for it easily, but you will laugh. You may well laugh to the point of pee stains in your underthings, and if you think that's gratuitous you have no idea.
  2. 70
    It's a terrific performance-and terrifying. Owen Wilson is aging: Where goeth my own youth?
  3. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Feb 25, 2011
    65
    Still, the Farrellys have a distinct touch that carries their dubious premise across. They bring back the toilet humor of yore and make it shocking and funny again.
  4. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Feb 24, 2011
    50
    It's secondhand, vaguely resigned material. And while Sudeikis has some talent, he's not yet ready to co-anchor a feature comedy. He's no Ed Helms, in other words.
  5. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Feb 25, 2011
    40
    Ever catch yourself thinking, "Man, I wish beer commercials lasted just 104 minutes longer"? The Farrelly brothers are ready to make your dreams come true.
  6. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Feb 25, 2011
    38
    Like the middle-aged dads in this flaccid fiasco, Hall Pass is a decade behind the curve of what's happening.
  7. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Feb 22, 2011
    0
    Not only disgusting and unendurable, but filthy and boring, too.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 47
  2. Negative: 10 out of 47
  1. Jan 31, 2012
    8
    Very funny and enjoyable, definitely the best Farrelly brothers movies in a while. Actually a good movie for guys to watch with their wife/girlfriend, since the underlying message here is that 'men can't live without their women'. Maybe critics should simply stop reviewing comedies, this is another one they got wrong in 2011 in addition to Bad Teacher and Hangover 2. Expand
  2. Jul 10, 2011
    7
    While not laugh out loud funny, this movie had its funny moments and is a movie that many people could relate to ...... to a degree. As the movie progress's, it is pretty easy to predict the ending well in advance but that is ok because it is funny to see these married men who have been out of the loop for a long time stumble and bumble their way trying to pick up women. This was a pleasent movie to watch with a couple of raunchy parts, not a classic but not a dud either. Expand
  3. Dec 8, 2013
    7
    The Farrellys are an acquired taste and not for everyone, but their fans should find some hearty laughs sprinkled throughout Hall Pass' swift 98 running time. Expand
  4. Mar 12, 2011
    6
    "As Meteorically funny Hall Pass is , parts get taken to an extreme and can be a turnoff for newcomers. Owen Wilson is hilarious Jason Sudeikis is funny equally but not qualified overall Farrley Brothers bring us a funny , decent , not "so" special comedy!" .. B Expand
  5. Nov 15, 2011
    5
    A clever story, but not able to do much with a dried out cast. There were a few laughs here and there but there was just too much CHEESE with no topping to balance our excitement. Expand
  6. Feb 26, 2011
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The 2 or 3 "money shots" in this film (Owen Wilson with the 2 dicks in the spa; Drunk girl who craps in the shower) pretty much make the rest of this very ordinary film worth seeing - if you have a juvenile humor streak like I do - and if you simply feel like laughing. It's nowhere near the recent best in the genre (Hanover, Wedding Crashers, Old School), but again, if you want something light to laugh with - it'll do. Expand
  7. Jul 17, 2011
    0
    It is now time to stop making movies depicting men as complete idiots. It is time to stop depicting women as being superior to men in every conceivable way. It is lame. It gets old. It sends the wrong message. And it's not the least bit funny. Expand

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