We're the Millers

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
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Reviewed by: Olly Richards
    Aug 19, 2013
    60
    A likeable comedy that uses its greatest asset, its talented, funny cast, to good effect.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Aug 6, 2013
    50
    We’re the Millers plays like a “Saturday Night Live” skit that goes on too long.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Reviewed by: Cath Clarke
    Aug 21, 2013
    40
    It doesn’t even qualify for dumb fun.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 326 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 100
  2. Negative: 15 out of 100
  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 wereI 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 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-SNLIt 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 »
  3. 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 theThe 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 »