—Manohla Dargis New York Times
...a reminder that Green's sensibility has always been heavy on whimsy and play, and that maybe he hasn't strayed that far from home.
—Scott Tobias Onion AV Club
I hope Green one day finds a way to bridge the style and rhythm of his early pictures...
—Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune
This ostensibly wild-and-crazy romp plays things too close to the book to feel genuinely wild or crazy.
—Peter Debruge Variety
...a needlessly frenzied, pseudo-raunch comedy that whips up a whole lot of R-rated antics only to arrive at crunchy PG-13 lessons in love and tolerance.
—Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly
...an ugly rendering of an infantile script that constantly exploits stereotypes for cheap guffaws, and employs the hollow trend of hoping ultra-specific, zeitgeisty lingo will distract from inert, derivative storytelling.
—R. Kurt Oseland Slant Magazine
...director David Gordon Green populates the movie with so many soap opera asides it's hard to keep count.
—Scott Bowles USA Today
I am so very, very tired of movies like this. Does the story line strike you as original? It sounds to me like another slice off the cheesecake of dreck.
—Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times
Sit this one out.
—Peter Rainer Christian Science Monitor