Two men (Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis) get permission from their wives to spend one week doing whatever they please without fear of consequences.
" Haphazardly conceived, phlegmatically paced, lazily filmed and punctuated with gratuitous moments of sexual and scatological slapstick.. "
" A gross-out comedy about the perpetual immaturity of the American male that has, amazingly enough, a mature perspective. "
" It wastes a lot of energy to very little effect. "
" Everything feels forced. Nothing kills laughter faster than trying too hard. "
" The usual string of hackneyed and largely laugh-free set-ups involving vulgar chat-up lines, hash brownies and a mad, jealous guy with a crowbar, all seemingly purpose-honed to appeal to devotees of 'The Hangover'. "
" Guys can be desperately pathetic creatures when it comes to the opposite sex. "
" The joke is supposed to be that it's sad to see these guys so desperate for a lay, but in truth, it's even sadder to see the brothers this desperate for a laugh. "
" The film is rarely funny, pointedly tasteless (as if that's new), usually embarrassing and always bad. "
" A problem with "Hall Pass," I think, is that both Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis are affable, and the movie wants us to like them. "
" Why do the Farrellys huff and puff and hem and haw and meander through a full third of the picture before the premise even clicks into low gear? At least the answer isn't long in coming: They don't have clue one where to go with it. "
" The idea has been spun out to its fullest comic potential and the ultimate endorsement of monogamy is even more predictable. "
" The Farrellys hedged their bets on whether to take marital infidelity seriously, when what they ought to have done is go all-out with the vulgar, one-dimensional slapstick, and leave it at that. "
" Ever catch yourself thinking, "Man, I wish beer commercials lasted just 104 minutes longer"? "
" An occasionally funny comedy with slow stretches that has directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly returning to their trademark gross-out humor. "
" "Something about Mary" seems a lifetime ago. "
" Peter and Bobby Farrelly are gross-out artists in transition. "
" Another chapter in the endless saga of American male infantilism. "
" Like the middle-aged dads in this flaccid fiasco, "Hall Pass" is a decade behind the curve of what's happening. "
" The Farrellys have a distinct touch that carries their dubious premise across. "
" There's something about Hall Pass that feels grosser than the usual Farrelly brothers comedy. "
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