Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Probably the most sweet-spirited sex comedy ever made. It's pretty funny, too.
  2. 88
    Surprisingly insightful, as buddy comedies go, and it has a good heart and a lovable hero.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Buoyantly clever and amusing.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Reviewed by: Ryan Devlin
    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.
  11. 88
    Rude, raunchy, uproarious, yet with elements that are surprisingly sweet.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 286 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 22 out of 166
  1. Feb 6, 2012
    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 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. Jul 23, 2014
    Hahahaha! This is absolutely hilarious! Thanks to Steve Carrel for being an asset to this comedy film. The story is funny and the characters are amusing. Recommendable for adults! Full Review »
  3. May 27, 2014
    More pleasant than 'Knocked Up', which is contributed by the improvisation and raunchy dialogue and atmosphere. The whole ensemble is the real gem of the movie, although it is great social commentary as it explains the thought of men almost 24/7. Women. It is no surprise to me they are offended by the provocative outlook men have. But who cares? It''s funny, nonetheless. Full Review »