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  • Summary: Two days before his wedding, Doug and his three buddies drive to Vegas for a blow-out night they'll never forget. But when the three groomsmen wake up the next morning with pounding headaches, they can't remember a thing. Their posh hotel suite is beyond trashed and the groom is nowhere to be found. With no clue of what happened and little time to spare, the trio must attempt to retrace their bad decisions from the night before in order to figure out where things went wrong and hopefully get Doug back to L.A. in time for his wedding. However, the more they begin to uncover, the more they realize just how much trouble they're really in. (Warner Bros.) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. Reviewed by: Rob Calvert
    100
    This is a movie where you WANT to stick around for the credits. The beauty is that you are totally set up for it, and you don't mind one bit. That final sequence ties the movie together in an awesome fashion.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    90
    At once raucously free-wheeling and meticulously contrived, picture satisfies as a boys-gone-wild laff riot that also clicks as a seriocomic beat-the-clock detective story.
  3. 88
    A funny movie, flat out, all the way through. Its setup is funny. Every situation is funny. Most of the dialogue is funny almost line by line.
  4. It is classless, it is tasteless, it is idiotic, it is juvenile and it is something your mother totally wouldn't approve of. But it also is flat-out hilarious, a go-for-broke comedy that not only is the best laugher released so far this summer, but one of the best so far this year.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    75
    Director Todd Phillips (Old School) has a knack for extreme scenarios and outside-the-box casting. He has made a movie that is consistently funny from start to finish.
  6. 70
    It doesn't disappoint. It gets the job done thanks in large part to the breakout performance given by Galifianakis. It's no "Old School," but it will do nicely until that film's anticipated sequel rolls around in 2011.
  7. 38
    The Hangover is like an infernal comedy machine. Surrender your soul to its foul mesh of cheap cleverness and vulgarity. and you howl like a delighted demon. Resist, and you feel all sense and sensibility being crushed in its cogs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 57 out of 277
  1. ColinG.
    Jun 7, 2009
    10
    Really funny movie, I saw it twice in a 21 hour period and laughed throughout both times.
  2. ZsomborB
    Sep 27, 2009
    10
    I wanted to watch this movie since I've first saw the trailer. After I went to the cinema, I got right exactly what I was looking for. Absolute fun. The setup of "everything can happen in Vegas" opens almost endless possibilities, and this movie did it right. It was surprising, that while the movie kept up the constant fun, the plot was well-written, as it also kept you interested as the team tried to figure out what they did in an almost detective-mystery fashion, and the conclusion is crazy. I can highly recommend this movie, as it will make you want to have a party in Vegas. Expand
  3. Dec 5, 2010
    10
    Great movie! extremelly true and funny! Very funny, I would say! Will recommend! People who think this movie is not good, I think they should watch The Box...(Cameron Diaz). After that, they will appreciate it a lot more and realize that the money spent on making the move has not been wasted! Expand
  4. Nov 29, 2011
    8
    While there are quite a few priceless moments in this film, It can get a little boring at times and it does lose its interest quite a bit by the end of the film. Still a solid comedy none the less. Expand
  5. PeterJ
    Dec 29, 2009
    7
    Okay, if I had only watched in once I would have given it a 5, but it was actually funnier the 2nd time around. Still not as funny as everyone makes it out to be, and I doubt I'll watch it a 3rd time unless there is nothing else on and it's on cable somewhere. Expand
  6. TomG
    Jun 6, 2009
    5
    While funny and mostly entertaining, can't say I thought is was nearly as good as many of the others. Much of it was over the top and unbelievable. Want to see a better Vegas movie starring Heather Graham. Rent Swingers. Expand
  7. DaveTheBabe
    Jun 26, 2009
    0
    This was an absolute waste of time. The characters actions, of which we see very little, were not believable to the behaviors that they displayed the next day. There was no chemistry, the scenes felt forced and scattered as if there were a dozen frat boys trying to tell a coherent story. I don't think I laughed out loud once, each line was cliche and unoriginal. This movie was cruel and moronic and in no way clever or funny. I can't believe the amount of people who enjoyed this film, it breaks my heart that we will most likely see more films like this in the future. Expand

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