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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-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: 6 out of 29
  2. Negative: 15 out of 29
  1. Aug 5, 2014
    8
    The movie Sex Tape isn't bad. Though, I wouldn't consider it to be a comedy movie. Lifestyle movie? Maybe. But there are a few memorable moments on the movie. If you wanna learn how to do sex, this movie could possibly help you how to do it. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention one of the most memorable moment you guys might like is probably the dog biting scene. So my suggestion, go on and see it. 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 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 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. Jul 26, 2014
    2
    Horrible movie. Not FUNNY. It was cool to see these two on screen in bad teacher and this is obviously trying to piggyback off the success of that. it FAILS. 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. 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. Sep 8, 2014
    0
    Until this day I still don´t get why so many people think Cameron Diaz and Jason Siegel are super funny. I just don´t. I have liked inly like 2 movies of Diaz and none of Jason movies. This movie is so bad in so many ways that u almost feel sorry for them...almost. Expand

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