Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 40
  2. Negative: 4 out of 40
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  1. 60
    S&H's chief pleasure is the spontaneous, sometimes quite touching rapport between the two stars.
  2. Cruises along agreeably on the easy chemistry between Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, who step in where Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul left off.
  3. What's wrong with this picture? Nothing, as long as you don't expect more than a tossed-off goof.
  4. What modest pleasure the film affords is largely thanks to the charisma of its genial stars.
  5. Wilson's shtick actually works better with Stiller than it did with either of his former partners, Jackie Chan and Eddie Murphy.
  6. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    50
    Starsky & Hutch has moments of hilarity a little greater than you might expect of a movie that is just out for a lazy good time.
  7. Starsky & Hutch is less homage to an old cop show than a tribute to the people who made the movie--a circle pat on the back. And no obvious joke goes untouched.
  8. Whether or not you think Starsky & Hutch is funny -- and I did, though intermittently and in spasms -- you have to admire it for being the first openly gay cop-buddy comedy from a big studio.
  9. The title characters are wittily crafted by Messrs. Stiller and Wilson, and Snoop Dogg is a riot as Huggy Bear.
  10. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    50
    There are no comic highs, as in a Mike Myers parody, but no action highs, either.
  11. 50
    Even as a nostalgia ride, Starsky & Hutch poops out before it ever gets going.
  12. 50
    Stiller's performance throws the whole enterprise out of whack -- he's a grotesque mass of tics, twitches and swaggering macho shoulder action.
  13. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    50
    Blessed with sporadic moments of cheeky fun, isn't painful but seldom advances beyond costumes and hairstyling in terms of creativity.
  14. Reviewed by: Devin Gordon
    40
    There are no ideas, just repartee. Snoop Dogg, as a superfly snitch, and Vince Vaughn, as a drug lord, are wasted in obvious supporting roles. It's harmless fun--and too lazy to be more.
  15. Because no one involved with Starsky & Hutch actually seems to care about the movie, all Wilson can do is idle in neutral while Stiller frantically shifts gears, looking for an excuse to split.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 187 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 42
  2. Negative: 7 out of 42
  1. May 22, 2011
    10
    A cult classic..Owen and Ben make a good team.I just wish they would make a sequel.Its funny from beginning to end and I've watched it severalA cult classic..Owen and Ben make a good team.I just wish they would make a sequel.Its funny from beginning to end and I've watched it several times now. Full Review »
  2. Dec 21, 2011
    8
    Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson and even more style as Starsky and Hutch than the other movies they have been in together. Style, Humor, andBen Stiller and Owen Wilson and even more style as Starsky and Hutch than the other movies they have been in together. Style, Humor, and Teamwork are the keys of this fancy 1970s-styled cop comedy. Full Review »
  3. Nov 14, 2014
    8
    A consistently funny film with its heart in the right place. Gently mocks the 1970's, also has a good turn by Snoop dog. Nice camero fromA consistently funny film with its heart in the right place. Gently mocks the 1970's, also has a good turn by Snoop dog. Nice camero from David Soul and Paul Michael Glaser. Full Review »