Forgetting Sarah Marshall Reviews

  • [Jason] Segel embraces the destiny of male anatomy in yet another clever creation from the Judd Apatow Alumni Association; this one, too, speaks from the male heart (and other parts) in a language accessible to females.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum — Entertainment Weekly

  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall does not entirely play by the established conventions of its genre.

    A.O. Scott — New York Times

  • Judd Apatow's comedies are always watchable and sometimes hilarious, but with the latest to emerge under his aegis, I have to admit it is getting harder to defend them against the charge of misogyny.

    Peter Bradshaw — Guardian [UK]

  • The cringingly wacky scenarios, offbeat characters and comic dialogue serve up a crowd-pleasing, laugh-filled experience.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a refreshingly tender treatment of love gone wrong -- we mean, for a movie that's got enough lowdown sexual content to start its own Kinsey Report.

    Desson Thomson — Washington Post

  • Like The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and Superbad before it, it delivers belly laughs that explode from the meeting of wit and shock.

    Ty Burr — Boston Globe

  • Even if his movie, produced by Apatow and directed by first-timer Nicholas Stoller, visits familiar territory, Segel's willing to go to dark, weird places his contemporaries won't.

    Robert Wilonsky — Village Voice

  • We know actors are trained to let it all hang out, but Jason Segel takes naked vulnerability to new levels in Nicholas Stoller's likable debut, Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • Halfway through I realized that I'd lost most of my standards, maybe under my seat, and was enjoying the erratic evolution of the nonsense.

    Joe Morgenstern — Wall Street Journal

  • The film may not be as laugh-packed as its predecessor Knocked Up, but it charms nonetheless.

    Sara Cardace — New York Magazine

  • It's not hard, it turns out, to forget Sarah Marshall. The problem is remembering her.

    David Denby — New Yorker

  • You know exactly where, and the pleasure of Forgetting Sarah Marshall is in how it gets there.

    Jim Emerson — Chicago Sun-Times

  • Jason Segel has what Nicolas Cage and Gene Wilder and a precious handful of other witty actors have: The ability to make egregious humiliation and painful neediness a source of limitless mirth.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • In the Apatow manner, [writer/star Jason] Segel mines a mother lode of painful personal memories for his breakup gags, and the vanity of entertainment people proves to be another rich vein.

    J. R. Jones — Chicago Reader

  • Sarah Marshall is familiar, if not fresh. Which is reassuring to those not looking for the new new thing.

    Carrie Rickey — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • While it's hardly unforgettable, the latest raunchy rom-com from prolific producer Judd Apatow is a genial timewaster.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a lazy, second-hand offering from the Apatow crude-but-sweet assembly line.

    Adam Graham — Detroit News

  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a hilarious movie, a brilliant deconstruction of the romantic comedy, a film that, assuming you have the appropriate sense of humor, will make you laugh out loud again and again.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • Producer Judd Apatow looks to have scored another long-legged hit with Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

    Joe Leydon — Variety

  • This film is so funny it may be beside the point to complain that, as in many Apatow productions, the writing and direction are still in something of a state of arrested development.

    Lou Lumenick — New York Post

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