Metascore
42

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: Bill Goodykoontz
    Jun 5, 2013
    40
    The Internship has some funny moments. The cast is too talented for it to come up completely dry. But for a movie about a place so filled with ambitious climbers, it is far too lazy.
  2. Reviewed by: Kimberley Jones
    Jun 5, 2013
    50
    Product placement aside, there’s an admirable, even sweet, message about fellowship and misfit pride shot through the whole script, and Vaughn is rather touching as a kind of cuddly uncle figure to his fellow interns.
  3. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Jun 6, 2013
    50
    It’s the kind of Hollywood formula product that proves why the formula’s so hard to kill: simultaneously easy to like and impossible to respect.
  4. Reviewed by: Richard Roeper
    Jun 6, 2013
    75
    The Internship is the movie version of a goofy dog that knows only a few tricks but keeps on looking at you and wagging his tail, daring you not to like him. Down, boy. You win.
  5. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Jun 6, 2013
    50
    Levy surely knew that the script at hand didn't warrant a full two-hour running time; even if you enjoy The Internship, as my son did, it feels 20 minutes over-full at least. Cut out half of the "Flashdance" and "X-Men" references, and you're halfway there.
  6. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    Jun 7, 2013
    42
    There’s a potentially good comedy to be made about old-school guys trying to make a go of it in a youth-dominated digital marketplace, but director Shawn Levy and screenwriter Jared Stern overdose on moronic excursions.
  7. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Jun 7, 2013
    75
    There’s a reason that it lacks the highs of "Wedding Crashers": The Internship puts us on the side of those who are trying to hold on to respectability, not tear it down.
  8. Reviewed by: William Goss
    Jun 4, 2013
    36
    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.
  9. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Jun 5, 2013
    50
    The movie is not exactly a laugh riot. But its comedy is amiable enough — and surprisingly clean.
  10. 75
    Interns Wilson and Vaughn swap lines like veteran jazz musicians who still have a sense of play about them — an endless supply of nicknames, high-and-low fives, dated slang and goodwill — theirs for each other, and ours for them.
  11. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Jun 6, 2013
    20
    Who let an unfunny, irritatingly acted two-hour commercial for Google onto multiplex screens?
  12. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Jun 6, 2013
    25
    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.
  13. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Jun 6, 2013
    63
    The Internship itself would be kind of charming, too, if this Google-recruitment film, this 119-minute commercial for Googliness, weren't so downright creepy.
  14. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Jun 6, 2013
    38
    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.
  15. Reviewed by: Sheila O'Malley
    Jun 7, 2013
    75
    The moments of sentiment, when they come, feel fully earned, and they come out of characterization.
  16. Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    Jun 6, 2013
    50
    A flabby farce that might win a pass at the box office because it's just so cute and family friendly. But where's your edge, guys? Where are the laughs that walk a tightrope?
  17. Reviewed by: Andrew O'Hehir
    Jun 6, 2013
    40
    What makes The Internship especially unfortunate is that there are pieces of a better, funnier movie lying around here, pretty much unnoticed.
  18. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Jun 5, 2013
    50
    This vaguely funny film is also the saddest and most depressing movie of 2013.
  19. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Jun 6, 2013
    75
    Shawn Levy's occasionally uproarious, warm-hearted comedy is about different generations educating each other, but it never seems rote.
  20. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Jun 6, 2013
    50
    Congratulations, visitor. You have been randomly selected to beta test an entertainment-software product called “The Internship 2.0.”
  21. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Jun 6, 2013
    75
    The humor is an underdog's fantasy, tapping the same vein Murray bled dry with self-important camp counselors and military officers; the less cool they are, the harder they'll fall.
  22. Reviewed by: A.A. Dowd
    Jun 5, 2013
    50
    The real star of The Internship is Google itself, and what a self-aggrandizing diva she is.
  23. 50
    Though by no means a good movie, The Internship floats along for fairly well for about half its length, thanks to the easy interplay between the two stars and a certain melancholic topicality.
  24. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    Jul 5, 2013
    20
    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.
  25. Reviewed by: Stephen Farber
    Jun 2, 2013
    60
    The actors do what they can to supply the texture missing from the script. Vaughn and Wilson riff together with pleasing professionalism.
  26. Reviewed by: Manohla Dargis
    Jun 6, 2013
    30
    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.
  27. Reviewed by: Rodrigo Perez
    Jun 5, 2013
    50
    The Internship might be the best worst comedy of the year thus far.
  28. Reviewed by: Tim Robey
    Jul 3, 2013
    40
    That the film ends up floundering is not really their fault. These two belong on screen together: when they’re not completing each other’s sentences, they’re completing them wrongly, which is even better.
  29. Reviewed by: Guy Lodge
    Jul 5, 2013
    40
    It’s a testament to the duo’s jazzy comic chemistry that they wring some laughs from this dated, frankly sinister premise.
  30. Reviewed by: Eric Hynes
    Jun 6, 2013
    20
    A movie sorely bereft of ideas, laughs and justification for the comic duo’s undifferentiating self-regard.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 193 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 74
  2. Negative: 17 out of 74
  1. Jun 19, 2013
    9
    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
    1
    Next time someone makes a commercial for Google pick better actors, a better director and better screenwriters.
  3. Jun 14, 2013
    0
    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 »