Metascore
44

Mixed or average reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic 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: Richard Roeper
    Aug 6, 2013
    75
    We’re the Millers is just good enough to keep you entertained, but not good enough to keep your mind from wandering from time to time. This is an aggressively funny comedy that takes a lot of chances, and connects just often enough.
  3. Reviewed by: Chris Nashawaty
    Aug 6, 2013
    75
    While Aniston shows that she's as deft on a stripper pole as she is with her sitcom-honed timing, Sudeikis wields his smart-ass sarcasm like a barbed weapon. And more often than not, it kills.
  4. Reviewed by: Andrew O'Hehir
    Aug 9, 2013
    70
    We’re the Millers has just the right stupid, humane vulgarity for the dog days of August.
  5. 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.
  6. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Aug 7, 2013
    67
    The fun of watching We're the Millers is guessing how raunchily low it will go, and realizing you've sorely underestimated these writers and actors.
  7. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Aug 7, 2013
    63
    An innocuously smutty road comedy.
  8. Reviewed by: Paul Bradshaw
    Aug 28, 2013
    60
    It’s predictable, politically incorrect and too long – but a handful of really big chuckles excuse most of the cop-outs. There’s a much edgier film in here somewhere, but this one will definitely do.
  9. 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.
  10. Reviewed by: Robbie Collin
    Aug 22, 2013
    60
    The key to the film’s success, and the reason it often left me hooting with laughter, is Aniston, and her character’s struggle in vain to maintain her sweetheart persona.
  11. Reviewed by: Olly Richards
    Aug 19, 2013
    60
    A likeable comedy that uses its greatest asset, its talented, funny cast, to good effect.
  12. Reviewed by: Chris Cabin
    Aug 7, 2013
    50
    Though the cast partially eschews the family-friendly timidity that the film defers to in the end, this would-be wild thing remains little more than a rowdy endorsement of the status quo.
  13. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Aug 7, 2013
    50
    It’s an August dog-day special, in other words: a few easy laughs, one or two flashes of inspiration, and enough sentimentality to ensure that no one actually gets hurt.
  14. Reviewed by: Ben Kenigsberg
    Aug 7, 2013
    50
    Loud and annoying? Occasionally. Funny? Sometimes. Likely to be noticed by filmgoers six months from now? Not really.
  15. Reviewed by: A.O. Scott
    Aug 6, 2013
    50
    What really drives the movie is its own search for something to make fun of, and for a comic style that can feel credibly naughty while remaining ultimately safe and affirmative.
  16. Reviewed by: Laremy Legel
    Aug 6, 2013
    50
    It’s half of a good movie, and another half that no one asked for or wanted.
  17. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Aug 6, 2013
    50
    We’re the Millers plays like a “Saturday Night Live” skit that goes on too long.
  18. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Aug 6, 2013
    50
    We're the Millers is nothing but stems and seeds, with less buzz than a bag of oregano.
  19. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Aug 6, 2013
    50
    Get past the comedy and there's something almost weird at the movie's core - a deep cynicism about family and a longing for family, both at the same time.
  20. 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.
  21. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    Aug 7, 2013
    42
    The blue humor in We’re the Millers is just bland. And yes, Aniston performs a (modified) striptease. That’s pretty bland, too.
  22. Reviewed by: Kevin Jagernauth
    Aug 6, 2013
    42
    We're The Millers isn't really a bad movie, so much as its inoffensively and instantly forgettable.
  23. Reviewed by: Cath Clarke
    Aug 21, 2013
    40
    It doesn’t even qualify for dumb fun.
  24. 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.
  25. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Aug 6, 2013
    40
    The rest of us will just be left to puzzle over Aniston’s exhibitionism obsession and pray that Sudeikis’s smirking-douche leading-man shtick won’t constitute his entire post-SNL career.
  26. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Aug 6, 2013
    40
    The “Millers” script — it took four writers to cobble together something that seems so slight — hits too many obvious notes between the moments when Aniston can strut her stuff.
  27. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    Aug 6, 2013
    40
    Director Rawson Marshall Thurber adequately manages the mechanics demanded here but adds no finesse or grace notes.
  28. 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.
  29. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Aug 7, 2013
    38
    A "Jennifer Aniston movie" has become synonymous with "derivative, lackluster mediocrity," and it's a shame. We know she has both talent and charisma but nothing on her recent resume has allowed her to display those qualities. So we're stuck with films that are at best forgettable and at worst painful.
  30. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Aug 6, 2013
    38
    We're the Millers is a twisted road trip worth avoiding. Not only is it not funny, it's offensive.
  31. Reviewed by: Drew Grant
    Aug 6, 2013
    38
    If there is a breakout role in Millers, it is that of Will Poulter, the 20-year-old English actor who played Lee Carter in 2007’s "Son of Rambow." As Kenny Rossmore, the hapless neighbor who ends up playing the teenage son of Ms. Aniston and Mr. Sudeikis during their version of National Lampoon’s Mexican Vacation, Mr. Poulter strikes a perfect comedic balance between sweet savant and pop-culture lech.
  32. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Aug 6, 2013
    38
    When Jason Sudeikis and Ed Helms appear in the same movie there's a significant threat of clean-cut sameness. Mediocre material makes them like two halves of the same comic actor: Ed Jason Helms-Sudeikis.
  33. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Aug 6, 2013
    38
    It aims for that “Hangover” blend of the sick and the sentimental. And it doesn’t work.
  34. Reviewed by: Ann Hornaday
    Aug 6, 2013
    37
    It would be dishonest to claim it isn’t funny. The laughs may come in fits and starts, usually by way of sight gags and set pieces, but they do come. And then they go.
  35. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    Aug 6, 2013
    30
    This film's eagerness to please functions as a slow poison, draining The Millers of its vitality by rendering its characterization uneven, its potential undeveloped, and its plot predictable and stupid.
  36. Reviewed by: Jamie S. Rich
    Aug 7, 2013
    25
    Sudeikis has always been a charming comedic actor. He usually doesn't have to work this hard for laughs.
  37. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Aug 6, 2013
    25
    The movie, directed by the formerly promising Rawson Marshall Thurber (the hilarious “Dodgeball” and the awful “The Mysteries of Pittsburgh”), thinks it’s subverting the conventions of the sitcom with a revolutionary new idea, which is: Do everything exactly the way a sitcom would, plus lots of swearing and dirty jokes.
  38. 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.
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 257 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 85
  2. Negative: 13 out of 85
  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. Full Review »
  2. Aug 9, 2013
    0
    The worst movie I have seen in a few years at least. Old familiar script rehashed with different characters. Lazy acting, except for the kids. It was almost embarrassing to watch the crap going on onscreen. Some theater goers left early. Full Review »
  3. Aug 7, 2013
    8
    It is by no conceivable measure original or perfect, but Millers is honestly a hilarious movie. Sudeikis proves he will have a great post-SNL career and there are some one liners here that are just great. It does try a little too hard to up the ante by adding guns, because Identity Thief and Hangover 3 proved that always makes things hilarious, right? (That was rhetorical by the way) But it never tries to be anything it's not. It's just an entertaining and very funny film. I usually agree with critics but in this case, screw em. Full Review »