Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. 88
    Surprisingly insightful, as buddy comedies go, and it has a good heart and a lovable hero.
  2. 88
    Rude, raunchy, uproarious, yet with elements that are surprisingly sweet.
  3. Buoyantly clever and amusing.
  4. Works on every level. The humor and language are as crude as an R rating allows, but Carell and Apatow's script is so hip, funny and - yes - innocent that it's never offensive.
  5. 90
    It's an unconscionably funny sex farce that, by its end, turns into a tender and honest romance, an acute portrait of loneliness and, believe it or not, a musical. This is a movie Blake Edwards might have made.
  6. Probably the most sweet-spirited sex comedy ever made. It's pretty funny, too.
  7. 88
    Hilarious and imaginatively crude with a surprising sweet and subtle aftertaste that prevents it from flopping, limp and brainless, into the sugary abyss of romantic predictability.
  8. Virgin is astoundingly astute but also wondrously clever, written with more care and joy than any hundred comedies to come out of Hollywood in years.
  9. Takes a premise that, in less competent, less empathetic hands, would have had the depth of a pancake, gives it a soul and turns it into a surprisingly sweet and funny ode to male friendship and middle-aged love.
  10. Yes, Steve Carell can carry a movie. Yes, Judd Apatow can direct a movie. Yes, we'll all relate to a middle-aged virgin. And yes, when an aesthetician yells to her assistant "we're gonna need more wax," you best run.
  11. Reviewed by: Ryan Devlin
    88
    Even in the service of silliness, no one plays tragic, desperate, and beautiful better than Keener, who together with Carell, makes this film both laugh out loud funny and humane.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 304 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 22 out of 167
  1. Feb 6, 2012
    5
    Solid movie with some laughs, but not really much more. It's all about his virginaty and that's funny for some time but does not last untilSolid movie with some laughs, but not really much more. It's all about his virginaty and that's funny for some time but does not last until the end of the movie... Steve Carrell did a good job. I think without him this movie would be even more boring by time. Co-Cast was good as well only the storyline was to weak to stand the 90 minutes. Full Review »
  2. mitchm.
    Jan 2, 2006
    1
    One laugh. Nuff said. (and that one was the already well-rehearsed chest waxing scene, which we'd all seen in trailers for month One laugh. Nuff said. (and that one was the already well-rehearsed chest waxing scene, which we'd all seen in trailers for month preceding) My expectations were admittedly high, and this sad flick dashed them to pieces. I could barely sit through it. Full Review »
  3. alg.
    Dec 30, 2005
    3
    I laughed once.