Mixed or average reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 36
  2. Negative: 9 out of 36
  1. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Jun 6, 2013
    Everything about it feels stale: the actors, the story, the comedy, everything. And, to make matters worse, that everything goes on for an interminable two hours.
  2. Reviewed by: William Goss
    Jun 4, 2013
    In fact, The Internship rivals the aggressively bland “Larry Crowne” for sheer tepidness, if not worse due to the exhaustive product placement for a company whose real-life presence is unlikely to soon wane.
  3. Reviewed by: Manohla Dargis
    Jun 6, 2013
    Written by Mr. Vaughn and Jared Stern, The Internship spreads the corporate gospel with sporadic jokes, the usual buddy-film shenanigans (a visit to a strip club, a teasingly shared bed) and a lot of motivational cant.
  4. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Jun 6, 2013
    It seems more likely that a dumb movie will lead only to a time-wasting surge in applications from dummies. Maybe The Internship was secretly funded by Bing.
  5. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    Jul 5, 2013
    There is a creepy, undead feel to this lumbering comedy set in the offices of Google, and Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn have a distinct Baron Samedi look in their eyes.
  6. Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    Jun 6, 2013
    You need only watch the trailer to know that The Internship is a promo for Google; think Google for Dummies, as well as Summer Comedy for Dummies. It's as if the writers googled "how to write a script" and nothing came up, so they wrote this anyway.
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Jun 6, 2013
    Who let an unfunny, irritatingly acted two-hour commercial for Google onto multiplex screens?
  8. Reviewed by: Eric Hynes
    Jun 6, 2013
    A movie sorely bereft of ideas, laughs and justification for the comic duo’s undifferentiating self-regard.
  9. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    Jun 6, 2013
    For those of you on a really tight entertainment budget, you'll be paying at least 8 cents per minute not to laugh. Your money is better spent on beans and rice.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 200 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 77
  2. Negative: 18 out of 77
  1. Jun 19, 2013
    Personally I loved this movie and am really surprised at the negative reviews. The story was tight with great acting and plenty of humorous lines throughout. By the way the comedy wasn't just stupid sex jokes... it was actually decent, witty stuff for the most part. The story also had a nice overarching theme concerning the positive effects of change in life which I appreciated. In any case go and watch this. Full Review »
  2. Jun 16, 2013
    Next time someone makes a commercial for Google pick better actors, a better director and better screenwriters.
  3. Jun 14, 2013
    Quite possibly among the worst comedy's I have ever seen. Not one laugh. How can they release a movie like this? Anyone who sees it will know in the first 30 minutes it is awful. Nothing works. Just awful. Full Review »