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  • Summary: When Jay and Annie first got together, their romantic connection was intense – but ten years and two kids later, the flame of their love needs a spark. To kick things up a notch, they decide to make a video of themselves trying out every position in The Joy of Sex in one marathon three-hourWhen Jay and Annie first got together, their romantic connection was intense – but ten years and two kids later, the flame of their love needs a spark. To kick things up a notch, they decide to make a video of themselves trying out every position in The Joy of Sex in one marathon three-hour session. It seems like a great idea – until they discover that their most private video is no longer private. With their reputations on the line, they know they’re just one click away from being laid bare to the world, but as their race to reclaim their video leads to a night they’ll never forget, they’ll find that their video will expose even more than they bargained for. [Columbia Pictures] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 36
  2. Negative: 14 out of 36
  1. 70
    At heart, it’s about as naughty as an old Disney movie with Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, and an unruly Great Dane. I liked its gung-ho slapstick spirit, though. No one’s slacking off.
  2. Reviewed by: Leah Greenblatt
    Jul 17, 2014
    58
    It's clumsy and wacky and intermittently amusing, and Rob Lowe looks like he's having a great time playing Real-Life Ned Flanders With a Deeply Weird Side once again.
  3. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Jul 17, 2014
    50
    It's just an exhausted idea coasting on the charm of its stars.
  4. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Jul 17, 2014
    40
    Since it's a comedy, much could be forgiven if the film was consistent in generating laughs, but the comedy is as erratic as the couple's sex life.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Jul 17, 2014
    38
    Viewers seeking a fresh comedy, a seductive romp, or even just an escape from boredom for a couple hours will be left dismally unsatisfied by this stilted, nearly humorless, non-titillating slog.
  6. Reviewed by: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    Jul 16, 2014
    33
    It’s less a movie than a bad sitcom episode stretched to feature length and raunched up to an R rating.
  7. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    Jul 21, 2014
    10
    Massively stupid: preposterous yet boring.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 35
  2. Negative: 20 out of 35
  1. Jan 13, 2015
    9
    All the other reviews I've read on this site about this movie I do think are very fair. As a 22 year old I honestly think Sex Tape did aAll the other reviews I've read on this site about this movie I do think are very fair. As a 22 year old I honestly think Sex Tape did a pretty good job of being both entertaining and funny and if I'm honest i prefer it over Bad Teacher. The story isn't great but in my opinion that is not what you watch a comedy for. As a comedy Sex Tape does a great job of getting laughs out of what can be considered a very awkward and embarrassing situation. I love the crude humor and the gags on how aging people are loosing their touch with technology. All in all it is a great 'balls out' comedy which will keep most young entertained the whole way through. Expand
  2. Aug 21, 2014
    6
    most of it is pretty good, but not great. The middle of the film, where they actually try to retrieve the tape is where the film sags like amost of it is pretty good, but not great. The middle of the film, where they actually try to retrieve the tape is where the film sags like a flat tire. Expand
  3. Jul 25, 2014
    4
    Not as bad as I thought it would be but still not good. Laughed a few times through the movie but not as much as you want from a comedy. ANot as bad as I thought it would be but still not good. Laughed a few times through the movie but not as much as you want from a comedy. A good cameo at the end that was funny and made the movie a bit better. Some funny moments but still not good at all. Expand
  4. Sep 20, 2014
    2
    One joke movie that becomes boring despite stars' best efforts. Sex does not fix an ultra weak script anymore. Cameron Diaz is also lookingOne joke movie that becomes boring despite stars' best efforts. Sex does not fix an ultra weak script anymore. Cameron Diaz is also looking old. She needed a bit of photo-shopping. Expand
  5. Jul 21, 2014
    2
    It's ridiculously raunchy and dirty, and at the same time it's also painfully cringe-inducing and unfunny. Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel tryIt's ridiculously raunchy and dirty, and at the same time it's also painfully cringe-inducing and unfunny. Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel try far too hard in this film and a majority of the gags fall flat on their face. And at the film's halfway mark, it becomes surprisingly boring. A few mildly amusing one-liners as well as a random, pointless five-minute cameo from Jack Black couldn't even save this one. Easily the worst comedy I've seen all year. Expand
  6. Jul 20, 2014
    2
    I know what this is going. And yes, Rob Lowe did indeed had a sex tape on his own way back. But to be fair, why is Sex Tape the name of thisI know what this is going. And yes, Rob Lowe did indeed had a sex tape on his own way back. But to be fair, why is Sex Tape the name of this title movie? I didn't see the movie because I thought it was supposed to be as good as Bad Teacher, but then again I just don't understand with a bland script and mimicking American Pie, Old School, and all of its raunchy teen comedies just happens to be the movie's biggest blunder. But extra points to Rob Lowe. I definitely love this guy delivering a performance that he totally mocks himself lately. Hey, he hosted SNL. Either way, Sex Tape is one of the weirdest but absolute worst movie of 2014 so far. Expand
  7. Jan 28, 2015
    0
    So, so, sooooo bad, and I'm talking Beverly Hills Cop 3 bad. Appalling dialogue and we are led to believe that Cameron Diaz, who's stunningSo, so, sooooo bad, and I'm talking Beverly Hills Cop 3 bad. Appalling dialogue and we are led to believe that Cameron Diaz, who's stunning figure we see naked from behind multiple times, has body confidence issues.

    This film was so bad, I turned it off before they made the sex tape.

    Did I say it was bad?
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