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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 38
  2. Negative: 10 out of 38
  1. Reviewed by: Susan Wloszczyna
    Aug 7, 2013
    75
    Needless to say, the shapely Aniston pulls it off without a hitch — even if she never actually appears without a stitch. If this gutsy performance leads to better opportunities—a remake of Demi Moore's ill-conceived "Striptease," perhaps — I might sleep better at night.
  2. Reviewed by: Steve Davis
    Aug 7, 2013
    67
    With the exception of Roberts, who blends into the background in every scene in which she appears, the cast comprising the Millers keeps this sweetly crude comedy afloat.
  3. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    Aug 24, 2013
    60
    Hang on for the outtake bloopers over the credits and you'll see Aniston momentarily unsure how to take a joke at her expense.
  4. Reviewed by: Genevieve Koski
    Aug 6, 2013
    50
    While the setups are often laughably forced—two words: “weed baby”—the script navigates its way out of them relatively gracefully, and sometimes hilariously.
  5. Reviewed by: Bilge Ebiri
    Aug 7, 2013
    40
    The result is a loose conglomeration of jokes that never really holds together: Funny in parts, but overwhelmed by the bland emptiness where its protagonist should be.
  6. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Aug 6, 2013
    40
    We're the Millers is full of moments that feel as forced as the marriage of convenience — and contrivance — in the movie.
  7. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    Aug 6, 2013
    20
    Even a premise this stupidly contrived stands a fair chance of working if there are a few decent yuks to be had, but absent any such inspiration, We’re the Millers falls back on the sort of lazy but desperate, sexually fixated non sequiturs that have become de rigueur in studio comedies, jabbing repeatedly at the human groin in hopes of eventually hitting something funny.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 64 out of 91
  2. Negative: 14 out of 91
  1. Aug 11, 2013
    10
    I love Jen Aniston anyway, but this movie was very, very funny! The entire theater laughed throughout the whole movie. Yes, jokes were raunchy, a lot of f-bombs, crude jokes and hand gestures, but, lighten up...it's a comedy, and I did not really guess the twist at the end. In all, a fun, feel good movie. Puritans, be warned. I rate this a ten...but my computer is acting up so it might register as zero on the scale...but it is a ten. Expand
  2. Aug 24, 2013
    9
    If you have dirty and crude sense of humor like myself, then you'll love this movie. Jason Sudeikis nails it as always, but its the chemistry between him and the other characters that really brings the whole thing together. Watching Sudeikis, Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, and Will Poulter (funniest person in the movie) all take jokes at each others expense is hilarious. It makes the most of the characters pretending to be the perfect all American family by putting them in plenty of awkward and hilarious scenarios. The movie had me rolling. Whether or not you'll like it just boils down to how much you enjoy dirty humor and sex jokes. All I know is that I had a blast with "We're the Millers", and I think you will too, provided you're into this kind of thing. It might be the best comedy I've seen come out this year. Expand
  3. Mar 10, 2014
    8
    I'm sorry but sometimes you have to put down your cannes-film festival critic's hat, sit back and just laugh your head off at some moderately crude humor. No it won't win any awards and it even dips into some sappy moments that are pretty ridiculous, but I haven't laughed this much at a movie in a very long time. And even if she did use a body double for some scenes, Aniston is still gorgeous.
    If you can kick back with a glass of wine or a beer and not take it too seriously, it's hilarious!
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  4. Sep 16, 2013
    7
    Il titolo italiano fa paura, con quella sua aria da prima serata di Italia 1, ma forse proprio quello il motivo che ha portato la gente a riempire la sala, in maggioranza adolescenti che si possono immaginare molto legati alla rete berlusconiana. E, del resto, l’assunto di base va a cascare da quelle parti, sia pure ribaltato: il film infatti una presa in giro (termine aulico, visto il battutario) della ‘tipica’ famiglia statunitense che ci viene ammannita da sit-com e filmetti più o meno inconsistenti, tanto che alla fine scorrono spezzoni di errori o beffe verificatesi durante le riprese (veri o falsi pure loro? Mah, certo quello dello scherzo a Aniston con il tema di ‘Friends’ qualche dubbio lo lascia). Per ripagare un debito con il suo boss, il piccolo spacciatore David accetta di contrabbandare una grossa partita di droga dal Messico e, al fine di non dare nell’occhio, si inventa una famiglia in vacanza oltreconfine arruolando una ballerina di lap-dance, l’adolescente un po’ tonto che gli vicino di casa e una ragazza sbandata incontrata per caso. Partiti a bordo di un camper enorme, i quattro vanno incontro a una commedia degli equivoci, che qua e là si lascia andare alla comica pura (ad esempio, tutto l’episodio del ragno che punge un testicolo del giovane Kenny), finendo inevitabilmente per riavvicinarsi: inevitabilmente almeno per le regole dello spettacolo, perché la conclusione in cui tutte le tessere vanno a posto stride un po’ con la cattiveria diffusa nel resto della storia e non bastano certo le piantine di marijuana a compensare l’effetto. Ma forse il cinismo di Archie Bunker perduto per sempre e, comunque, il film funziona lo stesso: le frecciate vanno a bersaglio e si ride davvero tanto, grazie a una sceneggiatura (alla quale hanno collaborato in quattro) serratissima e ben messa in immagini dal semiesordiente Thurber che, a parte qualche squarcio ‘sulla strada’, si tiene stretto e consente agli attori tutti provenienti dal piccolo schermo di lavorare anche con il corpo e le espressioni. In questo, si distingue Sudeikis che, con la scuola del ‘Saturday night live’, fa di David la parodia di tanti padri televisivi finti-burberi ma, in fondo, di buon cuore ai quali, però, la moglie spesso costretta a togliere le castagne dal fuoco, come puntualmente succede alla Rose/Sarah di una brava Aniston, la quale pure costretta a dare una regolata ai ‘figli’ il maschio imbranato, la femmina scafata per cercare di tenere tutti insieme. Le loro avventure sono costellate di peripezie e situazioni comiche a getto continuo, in cui spesso non si va tanto per il sottile: il sesso c’entra spesso e volentieri (perché il vero tabù o perché più facile far ridere?) e sui malintesi al riguardo gioca anche quasi tutto il rapporto con i Fitzgerald, famiglia vera e all’apparenza felice, ma in fondo quasi più disfunzionale dei posticci Miller. I quali non cambieranno la storia del cinema, ma regalano un’ora e cinquanta di divertimento spensierato in una commedia solida e ben scritta tanto da non apparire volgare neppure nei momenti più a rischio di scivolata. Expand
  5. Sep 10, 2013
    6
    There is no denying that We're The Millers is as stupid as it is funny and by that I mean it is completely idiotic. The plot is nonsensical, the characters equally so but the film somehow manages to be a huge amount of fun thanks to a talented comedic cast. When small time drug dealer David (Jason Sudekis) is robbed he is forced to head down to Mexico to smuggle some drugs across the border. To do so he hires a fake family comprising of next door neighbour/stripper Rose (Jennifer Aniston), homeless kid Casey (Emma Roberts) and innocent teenager Kenny (Will Poulter) to get through customs. It's not a clever film, its never even in the same vicinity of clever, the script is bog standard but there is plenty of improvised comedy to fill in the gaps, improvised comedy being performed by seasoned pros as well as newcomers willing to try their hardest. Aniston is excellent but We're The Millers and films like it are pretty much her only wheelhouse, Sudekis is oddly loveable despite his horrible character, a man so reprehensible its easy to understand his constant state of isolation and self hatred. The cast plays into the ludicrous nature of the story to bring out much more comedy than I anticipated as this eclectic family bonds through shared hatred, communal sarcasm and some dangerous yet completely batty action sequences. Aniston seems to be thrilled to be playing the vindictive yet responsible Rose and she adds a level of class to an all round crass film. It's a film that has a lot of laughs, just not a whole lot of sense. Expand
  6. Sep 6, 2013
    5
    Of course there are funny moments, but there is equally as much cringe worthy cliché moments of family sappiness. Kind of starts off boring, but it expands and gets more ridiculous (which isn't necessarily bad.) Expand
  7. Aug 26, 2013
    0
    I think I enjoyed the first couple minutes of this movie. After that it turned into pure garbage.
    This movie is predictable, boring, and not
    really funny.
    I am having big problems seeing what sort of audience they aim for in this flic.
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