User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 50
  2. Negative: 5 out of 50

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  1. Jan 17, 2012
    0
    Kills the thought process I had that Jeff Bridges can't be in a bad film. Hyper real, but in a bad bad way. It's not funny at all. I understand what its trying to do, but it just does it so awfully.
  2. PeterA
    Nov 7, 2008
    1
    The first movie I've actually walked out of (about 20 minutes from the end) in about 15 years. There comes a point where you have to ask yourself "don't I have anything better to do than watch a movie?" What's so wrong with it? I think Wilonsky from the Village Voice captures this movies problems well. Don't waste your time or money on this garbage.
  3. AlexJ.
    Oct 10, 2008
    2
    The amusement factor of the film seemed to be in inverse proportion to the success of Pegg's character. Are we supposed to actually be rooting for this moron? The love story with Dunst was horribly contrived as well.
  4. JenniferS.
    Oct 6, 2008
    3
    Terrible! I only voted this movie a 3 because Megan Fox and Kirsten Dunts aren't too bad to look at...otherwise the movie was awful!!!!!!
Metascore
35

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 25
  2. Negative: 10 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: Helen O'Hara
    60
    Not as smart or as satirical as you might hope, but an enjoyable and often funny look at a mad, mad, mad, mad world.
  2. 10
    Weide's big-screen version is sitcom-drab.
  3. Best in show is the divine Gillian Anderson as a powerful celebrity publicist, editing the image of her clients in much the same way this adaptation tames Young's much pricklier book.