Metascore
33

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 21
  2. Negative: 10 out of 21
  1. 38
    Jogs doggedly on the treadmill of comedy, working up a sweat but not getting much of anywhere.
  2. 38
    Unremarkable. A more honest description would be to label it as mirthless, pointless, and banal.
  3. Goldie Hawn and Steve Martin are appealing performers, but none of the energy, professionalism and gameness they display -- can surmount the mess that surrounds them in this misguided comedy.
  4. 30
    The only serendipitous touch is the casting of New York's "quality of life" watchdog, Rudolph Giuliani, as himself.
  5. 30
    A dismally unfunny comedy, but that's not what's depressing about it. Worse by far is the palpable desperation in Goldie Hawn's performance.
  6. 30
    Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn are too good for this embarrassing remake.
  7. 30
    Director Sam Weisman's pushy, subtlety-free direction certainly doesn't help. Martin is still capable of making a decent film, but The Out-Of-Towners isn't it.
  8. There are a few clever lines and Cleese has some sensational moments, but that's not enough to make the farce seem fresh.
  9. The film has about seven minutes of good material, mostly provided by John Cleese.
  10. There was absolutely no reason to make a new version of the 1970 comedy.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jul 13, 2014
    9
    Loved, Loved, Loved this movie remake. Besides huge talent in Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn, John Cleese helped make it a hit! This was a funLoved, Loved, Loved this movie remake. Besides huge talent in Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn, John Cleese helped make it a hit! This was a fun film for the whole family to enjoy! Full Review »
  2. Feb 5, 2011
    5
    A negative response would describe this film as a comedy that relies on tired, old jokes that only appeal to people without a sense of humour.A negative response would describe this film as a comedy that relies on tired, old jokes that only appeal to people without a sense of humour. I am struggling to find many positives (and trust me I want to give a balanced opinion) but it's a safe film that will appeal to a wide range of audiences and can certainly be considered a family film. Probably only worth your attention if you have low self esteem. 46/100 Full Review »