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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 39
  2. Negative: 23 out of 39
  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 24, 2014
    4
    Cameron Diaz & Jason Segel play a married couple who decide to spice up their sex life by recording it. Needless to say, it gets out of theirCameron Diaz & Jason Segel play a married couple who decide to spice up their sex life by recording it. Needless to say, it gets out of their hands, which is supposed to cause a zany time. As a screen couple, Diaz provides the hot and Segel handles the comedy. Unfortunately, the majority of the movie is spent with them in mediocre banter and their chemistry isn't special. The attempts at madcap situations are overblown and silly. Despite the efforts at outrageous humor and enuff F-bombs to make Tarantino blush, most of the gags fall flaccid (pun intended). The upbeat energy keeps it moving, but the genuine laffs are overclouded by everyone trying too hard (pun also intended). Expand
  4. Jul 29, 2014
    3
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This movie really shows you what happens when you have a great concept, great actors, and zero script or direction. The movie is saved, for me, by two scenes - the Rob Lowe Slayer sequence (love me some Angel of Death) - and the Jack Black sequence in which he's listing all the potential competitors to YouPorn that he thinks our hero is representing. Hilarious stuff. Hearkens back to the list of pornos that the sidekick from Clerks lists off to his video supplier. Expand
  5. Oct 22, 2014
    2
    In a year of bad comedies (Walk of Shame, The Other Woman, Blended) Sex Tape continues the trend. Characters doing really dumb things forIn a year of bad comedies (Walk of Shame, The Other Woman, Blended) Sex Tape continues the trend. Characters doing really dumb things for really dumb reasons. D Expand
  6. Nov 2, 2014
    2
    Sex Tape is essentially a 90-minute Apple commercial. A promising premise is wasted on a slow-paced, unrealistic and disjointed storyline. TheSex Tape is essentially a 90-minute Apple commercial. A promising premise is wasted on a slow-paced, unrealistic and disjointed storyline. The comedy bounces all over the place, unsure of how racy it should be, which in turn wastes the great cast. What ends up on the screen is a family farce film filled with corny, forced humour. This film is should only be watched if you're a fan of Cameron Diaz or Jason Segel, because if you're looking for any story or intelligent jokes you wont find it here. 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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