Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. Favreau, who wrote "Swingers," has now directed and written the hilarious Made, which re-teams him with Vaughn. The two play off each other so well that they recall fond memories of Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau.
  2. 80
    Fans of "Swingers" may be disappointed. Made doesn't give us as many jazzy catchphrases to latch onto, or figuratively hoist us aloft on a giant martini glass of prolonged adolescence. But then that's precisely why it's the better movie.
  3. 80
    Made may look like a Wong Kar-Wai movie -- the cinematographer, Chris Doyle, has brought to the film the dark, rich romanticism of the movies he's shot for the Hong Kong prodigy -- but the sensibility is Woody Allen, only sweeter.
  4. 75
    A peculiarly entertaining comedy, revisits the rapport that Favreau and Vaughn had in "Swingers" (1996), and rotates it into a deadpan crime comedy.
  5. It's often hilarious, and there is lots of the zippy, apparently improvised dialogue that made "Swingers" such a pleasure.
  6. Favreau and Vaughn have chemistry to kill: comic, combative and engagingly goofball.
  7. Some of the dialogue in Made was improvised, and the comic invention at work here -- Vaughn's and Favreau's -- make Made into a rough gem.
  8. Little more than a rambling chain of combative buddy mishaps, but the interplay between Vaughn and Favreau, who does great double takes of thrusting chin frustration, spins you through the weak patches.
  9. 70
    Smash acting debut of Combs, who brings ease and charm to a crime lord.
  10. 70
    Though Mr. Favreau probably had to co-star in Made to make his exposé of the loser's mushy pink underbelly of "Swingers" register, he might have come up with a better picture if he had stayed behind the camera. But he's willing to take chances, and he'll learn from this movie.
  11. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    70
    Fitfully amusing and two leads generate engaging chemistry.
  12. In the end, Made is a movie with better potential than actual results.
  13. 70
    There are laughs -- lots of them, too -- but at some point the source of the laughs -- Vaughan's Ricky, a yammering loose cannon -- goes from entertaining to obnoxious.
  14. 70
    Favreau, who also plays the long-suffering Bobby, mixes elements of drama into this appropriately annoying comedy.
  15. 63
    Vaughn and Favreau are a dynamite pair, and there's enough give-and-take between them to satisfy any diehard "Swingers" fan.
  16. None of the criminal skulduggery feels quite right, but the comic bits between Bobby (Favreau) and Ricky (Vaughn) are freewheeling fun.
  17. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    63
    The movie's success with viewers will depend on whether they think Vaughn is funny or tiresome.
  18. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    63
    Amusing Made doesn't quite measure up to expectations.
  19. 60
    The film's a trifle, but a beautifully crafted one.
  20. 60
    Picture the dopes from "Dumb and Dumber" getting mixed up in organized crime -- but without benefit of Jim Carrey's rubberized pratfalls or his go-to-hell anarchism.
  21. 50
    The good news is that Vaughn is back in needling, loosey-goosey mode in Made, which he produced with Favreau. The bad news is that by the end, not only do you find him quite resistible, but you also may wish one of the tough guys of this mob comedy would heave him out a window.
  22. 50
    Handheld sprinting and swish-pans try to enliven the duo's shenanigans: undermotivated fisticuffs, fun with the nutty controls on their limousine (the roof slides open!), Vaughn's endless yapping.
  23. 38
    Made is an amateur-hour buddy movie.
  24. Totally in the distance is the memory of "Swingers," whose hipster goof has been replaced by a stupid goof. This may be what is meant by the “dumbing down of America.”
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Nov 8, 2013
    10
    Look here is the deal. The movie plot itself is kinda whacky, but I have NEVER EVER, laughed so hard in my life. Just some of the parts of this movie still have me laughing months later. My all time favorite part of any movie is in this movie. The part when vince vaughn gets to the hotel and he is going back and forth with the bell hop. There is not a funnier part IMO in any movie.

    frogs aren't purple by the way...
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