Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: Amy Biancolli
    100
    Humpday succeeds, often beautifully, by grounding its risque premise in the awkwardness and humor of real people trying their damnedest to communicate. A lot.
  2. Anna's thoughts matter because, as played by the wonderfully nuanced newcomer Alycia Delmore, the no-bull responses of this perceptive woman are a key to Humpday's sly, wised-up feminist outlook.
  3. 91
    Humpday carefully raises the stakes until it hits a finale loaded with humor, tenderness, and delicious ambiguity. It’s like "Old Joy" by way of Judd Apatow.
  4. The movie’s unblinking observation of a friendship put to the test is amused, queasy making, kindhearted and unfailingly truthful.
  5. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    90
    May not be the single best movie I've seen so far this year--though it's certainly a contender for the title--but it's without doubt the most surprising.
  6. 88
    Funny, yes, but also observant and thought-provoking.
  7. 88
    Humpday mixes hilarity with upset as the irresistible force of male pride meets the immovable object of sexual identity.
  8. 83
    There's a wonderful chemistry between them -- though the film wisely allows Duplass and Delmore an equally intimate connection. Choices like that enable the modest Humpday to capture the lives of its protagonists more credibly than any Hollywood-manufactured comedy of recent vintage.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Dec 1, 2011
    9
    Humpday makes a refreshing change to mainstream film drudgery. For a film about two straight guys deciding to make a porn film together, it's surprisingly deep, witty and honest. It's so original and off-the wall that you'll never see another comedy-drama quite like it. The story hinges on the believability of its two leads, so thankfully both Mark Duplass and Joshua Leonard put in great performances - they're natural and relatable, and carry writer/director Lynn Shelton's highly original story along nicely with their effortless, entirely improvised dialogue - you don't doubt for a moment that Ben and Andrew have known each other for most of their lives. Humpday is a film experience like no other. There's no pretension, no hidden agenda, it's just exceedingly clever, unquestionably funny minimalist filmmaking. Full Review »