Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
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  1. Reviewed by: Anthony Lane
    Jul 30, 2012
    60
    Even when the male of the species tries to do better, he does his worst; and the most merciless verdict in Klown is delivered not by the law, or by fate, but by the eyes of women.
  2. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Jul 24, 2012
    60
    For all its episodic, gleeful inappropriateness, the movie Klown most resembles - not that it tries to or anything - is Alexander Payne's half-soused flight from maturity, "Sideways."
  3. Reviewed by: Marjorie Baumgarten
    Jul 25, 2012
    50
    Penis-obsessed, man-child film comedies can crown a new king: the Danish import Klown.
  4. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Jul 24, 2012
    40
    Raunchy dude comedy is hardly the sole province of American cinema, as Klown all too dispiritingly reconfirms.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Aug 12, 2012
    8
    Klown is a dark, bawdy Danish comedy following three deeply flawed, yet somehow sympathetic, male characters on an ill-fated canoe trip. InKlown is a dark, bawdy Danish comedy following three deeply flawed, yet somehow sympathetic, male characters on an ill-fated canoe trip. In general, I like Danish comedies, and while not nearly as genius as the movies written and directed by Anders Thomas Jensen, this had its great moments. The main character Frank is on a mission to prove to his girlfriend that he could be a good father, but since doing so involves kidnapping her per-adolescent nephew to take him on "Tour de **** Frank's efforts are ridiculous. But what made this movie far more enjoyable than it might have been is that by the end you're not really laughing AT Frank anymore but cheering him on as his efforts to connect with the boy become ever more extreme. I recommend Klown to anyone who is not easily offended by risque humor and enjoys comedy with a different rhythm and aesthetic than main stream Americana. Full Review »