Did You Hear About the Morgans? Reviews

  • Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker ply their cute trademarks (his befuddled British grimace, her la-di-da New York sass) like grim, incompatible partners in a Hollywood business deal.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum — Entertainment Weekly

  • A comedy with mostly likable, broadly drawn characters; tart, nonthreatening social satire with sharp enough teeth to leave an impression while not breaking the skin; and well-timed, modestly sophisticated repartee.

    Stephen Holden — New York Times

  • In a silly way, it is entertaining, the mismatch is actually weirdly plausible, and try as I might, I couldn't be grumpy about it.

    Peter Bradshaw — Guardian [UK]

  • An exercise in foregone conclusions so dreary as to hardly qualify as comedy.

    Michael O'Sullivan — Washington Post

  • Most bad comedies plod from scene to scene. This one plods from sentence to sentence. Grant and Parker stand around as if they're waiting for someone to yell, "Cut."

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • You know the line about what a bear does in the woods? Not only is that wittier than all of Did You Hear About the Morgans?, it describes the movie as well.

    Joe Neumaier — New York Daily News

  • Yes, comedies thrive on broad strokes. But selling Americans lame images of one another as if we haven't traversed the country (if not in actuality, via television and film) is dispiriting.

    Lisa Kennedy — Denver Post

  • Mostly it's an invitation to spend an easy 108 minutes with some very likable folks (Grant, Sam Elliott, and Mary Steenburgen) as they amble through a laid-back fish-out-of-water comedy.

    Kathleen Murphy — MSN Movies

  • I grant you Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker evoke charm in the right screenplay. This is the wrong screenplay.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • It's not just the sound of crickets you hear watching this movie. It's the sound of dead crickets.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker are assigned to a witness protection program, flown to Wyoming, and installed in a one-horse town where there are no bistros, art galleries, department stores, or funny jokes.

    J. R. Jones — Chicago Reader

  • Did you hear about Did You Hear About the Morgans? Really, you don't want to.

    Carrie Rickey — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • A painful failure, lumpish and crude.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • Cliche-ridden, stereotype-stuffed and clunky at every inevitably false turn, it's so bad that star Hugh Grant, usually the most relaxed of actors, actually seems to be in pain throughout the film.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • A fish-out-of-water story with a bit of a freshness issue.

    John Anderson — Variety

  • The cast is in such fine form that everything seems funny.

    Kyle Smith — New York Post

  • Lawrence's recycled observations of the virtues of rural life, his struggles to find something funny about local "types" (an unworldly doctor and his naive-nitwit nurse), his "grizzly encounter" scene, are painful to watch.

    Roger Moore — Orlando Sentinel

  • It's a pity there's no witness protection program for movies that commit crimes against audiences.

    Linda Barnard — Toronto Star

  • If you are expecting a pleasant evening of escapism, you will be cruelly fooled. The editor responsible for the trailer is clearly a genius.

    Liam Lacey — Globe and Mail

  • While it fails on nearly every conceivable level, as a textbook case in everything contemptible in the studio system, Did You Hear About the Morgans? is as good as it gets.

    Mary Elizabeth Williams — Salon.com

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