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  • Summary: Lifelong friends and roommates Zack and Miri are facing hard times and a mountain of debt. When the electricity and plumbing get cut off, they seize upon the idea of making a homegrown porno movie for some quick cash, enlisting the help of their friends. The two vow that having sex will not ruin their friendship. But as filming begins, what started out as a business proposition between friends turns into something much more. (The Weinstein Company)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33
  1. Smith gives the appearance of wanting to provoke, but along with his smuttiness, he wears his heart on his sleeve.
  2. 75
    As in many of Smith's earlier movies, the moments of ostensibly genuine emotion aren't nearly as convincing as the moments of juvenile obscenity and quasi-homophobia.
  3. 75
    Smith's funniest, sharpest and most polished movie to date. It also is his most mature and emotionally engaging picture, even if it happens to contain one of the grossest sight gags I've ever encountered in a mainstream Hollywood film.
  4. 60
    The movie's front-loaded with puerile, junior high humor (and, admittedly, several laugh out loud moments), which is fine, but all this still followed by an increasingly awkward and clich├ęd third act.
  5. By the halfway mark, Rogen's performance, like his voice, is less cuddly than grating, and the carbonated giggle that is Elizabeth Banks grows flat. This one's for the Smith cultists.
  6. 50
    In spite of its sometimes tiresome, sometimes amusing lewdness, follows a gee-whiz romantic-comedy formula that would not be out of place on the Disney Channel.
  7. 25
    Smith appears to have poured his creative energy into the cheerful come-on of the title and left nothing in reserve for the movie. He fails to wring any memorable comedy from shoestring porno filmmakers because his own filmmaking is just as amateurish and slovenly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 62
  2. Negative: 14 out of 62
  1. Dec 8, 2013
    10
    Kevin Smith's taken a cue from Judd Apatow's success with The 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up and created a surprisingly sweet, profanity-laden sex comedy. Oh yeah, Zack and Miri Make a Porno will definitely offend some viewers (as did Virgin and Knocked Up), but I've got to believe if the title alone offends you, you know better than to buy a ticket to watch the movie. Zack and Miri Make a Porno that spells out right there what you're in store for. If you can handle the title, you can probably handle the R-rated film. Expand
  2. Jun 29, 2011
    10
    I absolutely loved this movie. Laughed all the way through, and even came close to tears in a few scenes. Didn't think it was possible, but a movie about a porno may have been the sweetest, most touching movie I've seen in a long time, without being sappy. Kevin Smith is a genius. Expand
  3. Feb 23, 2013
    9
    I am not a Kevin Smith fan, however Zack Miri is one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. I like the cast and finally gave it a shot. Let me tell you, this movie gives raunchy a new meaning! How in god's name this film didn't get an NC-17 is beyond me. From its raunchy plot to it's great one liners, to it's awesome cameos, Zack Miri is two hours of pure comic genius. Seth Rogan Elizabeth Banks have amazing chemistry together, it seemed as thou they've been working together for years, despite only doing one other movie together. Jason Mewes and Craig Robinson are hilarious as always, and the plot is pure genius. A lot of movies like this get buried due to poor acting or too much stupid, on the contrary, Zack Miri is an absolute classic! Expand
  4. Dec 15, 2013
    8
    Esta pelicula me gusto, tuvo comedia."Zack and Miri Make a Porno" tuvo una comedia para disfrutar y tuvo algunas escenas de desnudo, que no eran necesarias en la pelicula, pero igual disfrute la pelicula. Expand
  5. Feb 6, 2012
    7
    Linear. Funny. Sexy and the absolute opposite in one. Seth Rogan knows how to make comedy. Jay (Mallrats, Jay and Silent Bob...) is back and only for that it's worth to wath the movie. Expand
  6. Feb 26, 2011
    7
    This movie doesnt disappoint in laughs and raunchy comedy, good cast. Funny scenarios. You have to like the cast in order to enjoy the movie or else you will most likely just grin or keep a straight face, well worth a watch, another solid comedy flick. Expand
  7. Dec 20, 2011
    3
    Its one of those films that is just so stupid that its funny. While it does feature a few ,and I mean few, funny moments - Poor acting and overall stupidity that we call a script takes the potential of this film down the drain. Expand

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