—Adam Markovitz Entertainment Weekly
...this overplayed, underachieving laffer feels thoroughly manufactured to Disney specifications.
—Justin Chang Variety
Less a movie than a collection of family-friendly platitudes rationed out at regular intervals...
—Tim Grierson LA Weekly
...the kind of movie that its audiences will use for blowing off steam and then toss aside as if it were shrink-wrap.
—Gene Seymour Los Angeles Times
...Martin Lawrence and Raven-Symoné mug their way through College Road Trip as if it were a silent movie -- which, come to think of it, would have been a lot less irritating.
—Jeannette Catsoulis New York Times
...feels like a first draft, the one the studio brings to the rewrite team that, in this case, never got hired.
—Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune
Disney has finally made a movie that might just be too wholesome even for the Disney Channel.
—Nathan Rabin Onion AV Club
The movie's patent lack of interest in anything but coarse slapstick only serves to make the moments when it tries to get sincere about the unique bond between fathers and their daughters even more excruciating than they would otherwise be.
—Maitland McDonagh TV Guide
Holy MapQuest, this tedious Trip is one wrong turn after another.
—Matt Stevens E!
...hurts more than just the eyes and ears, it wreaks havoc on one's humane sensibilities...
—Ed Gonzalez Slant Magazine