“British MotherFuckers Don't Die! :D”
“Now That's A Mind-fuck!”
“GET HIM TO THE GREEK IS A FUN MOVIE BUT NOT A GOOD MOVIE!”
“Hilarious "sequel" To Aldous Snow's Personal Life Since The Events In Forgetting Sarah Marshall”
“A FUNNY MOVIE BUT SURPRISINGLY BORING!”
“British/american Have Never Made Such A Masterclass Film”
“This IS Rock N Roll”
“A Movie Filled With Laughs, But By The Time You Get Home You Wont Remember Any Of Them.”
“"'The Greek' Gives Us The Most Laughs Of The Summer So Far"”
“There Were No Visuals In This Film! NO GOOD STORY, COUPLE OF LAUGHS AND JUST KINDA OF BORING!”
“I'm Borderline Here , This Movie Was , Well You Could Say Funny , Outrageous , And Extremely Crude. But Some Of The Gross Out Gags Went To Far At Times For My Taste , Its Better Than Forgetting Sarah Marshall P-Diddy Gave A Great Comedic Performance”
“So Much Puke”
“Watching A Bewildered Fat Man Try To Reign In An Uncontrollable Party Animal Is Pretty Funny.”
“B-list Apatow But With Moments Of Laugh-out-loud Vulgarity”
Watching a bewildered fat man try to reign in an uncontrollable party animal is pretty funny.
Julian Roman - MovieWeb
It has a rambly, realistic tone, with one orgiastic mishap spilling into the next, and that tone keeps much of the action popping with surprise.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
Get Him to the Greek displays the bawdy-sweet mixture that is the signature of the Judd Apatow school of screen comedy.
A.O. Scott - New York Times
The concept is inspired, and the movie has some very funny moments. But about halfway through this long weekend, the frantic tale grows flimsy.
Claudia Puig - USA Today
It's rare that a previously established side character, no matter how well loved, can deliver the goods in his own show. Which is probably why nobody tries it with movies. Well, nobody but the makers of Get Him to the Greek.
Aaron Leitko - Washington Post
If the movie's all too predictable in its broad outlines, it's scurrilously funny in the details, and it pushes its two leads and one of its supporting actors in entertainingly fresh directions. For early June, that's enough.
Ty Burr - Boston Globe
It's crude, loud, dumb fun. And, on top of that, it contains the greatest cameo ever by a winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.
Robert Wilonsky - Village Voice
Aside from the useless gross-out scenes, Stoller and a perfectly tuned Brand get every detail right, including the seductive egomania of celebrities and the predatory fawning of their handlers.
Elizabeth Weitzman - New York Daily News
A little bit of Russell Brand can go a long way, but Greek is a fine vehicle for his mock rock-god persona.
Chris Vognar - Dallas Morning News
A veering, careening joy ride of excess and heart.
Lisa Kennedy - Denver Post
You see the serious stuff as just another bad joke.
Mary F. Pols - MSN Movies
The movie's story is conventional in shape, but it has passages of crazy exhilaration and brilliant invention.
David Denby - New Yorker
The reason the friendship works is that Russell Brand and Jonah Hill are good actors. Hill's character is required to be blotto half of the time, but there's the sense that he's desperately trying to do the right thing.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
The movie's a good, rude commercial comedy. How many good movies have we even seen this year?
Michael Phillips - Chicago Tribune
The comic premise still works like a charm.
J. R. Jones - Chicago Reader
The film succeeds as a music-industry satire, a very naughty version of Almost Famous.
Carrie Rickey - Philadelphia Inquirer
Like the best Apatow films, this follow-up ties your emotions into the characters while your mind reels in convulsions of joy.
Colin Covert - Minneapolis Star Tribune
This is personality comedy, and Brand and Hill have it to spare.
Tom Long - Detroit News
Greek doesn't quite know when to stop, and things aren't brought to a particularly satisfying resolution. But Brand does a nice job adding a few dramatic shadings to his character, a pleasant surprise. And Hill is outstanding.
Bill Goodykoontz - Arizona Republic
Barring a few lapses, the gags fly by in rapid-fire fashion, and enough of them connect -- thanks in part to the amusing mix of Hill's hang-dog demeanor with Brand's lanky, relentless hedonism.
Brian Lowry - Variety
Some of the raunchy bits are amusing, but others prove that funny doesn't automatically follow from dirty.
Kyle Smith - New York Post
Greek might be this year's The Hangover.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
Looking for a buddy comedy with wit, heart and scatological charm to spare? Get thee to this Greek.
Bruce Demara - Toronto Star
If the film hadn't made a beeline toward the "serious movie with a message" category we could have had another Hangover or Tropic Thunder on our hands.
Laremy Legel - Film.com
Cheerfully profane in the manner of a dormitory bull session.
Stephen Cole - Globe and Mail
The setup isn't especially interesting or original, but the movie gets better as it goes through its paces.
Andrew O'Hehir - Salon.com
There's no buildup, no narrative arc, just one scene of comically debauched partying after another.
Dana Stevens - Slate
Get Him to the Greek turns out to be the funniest hard-R comedy since The Hangover.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
A giddy Diddy turn aside, this wildly uneven comedy doesn't travel very far.
Michael Rechtshaffen - Hollywood Reporter
Get Him to the Greek is a complete blast, a much-needed breath of fresh air - well, as much fresh air as you can get in crowded clubs, packed rock shows and trashed hotel suites.
Christy Lemire - Associated Press
Nobody goes to an R-rated man-love comedy for spiritual renewal. We just want more outlandish gags. Down with the uplift; up with the suppository jokes.
Richard Corliss - TIME Magazine
Making Aldous regret his wicked ways is a buzz-kill of major proportions.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
A few too many grossout gags, but this is inspired lunacy, with P. Diddy (!) delivering one of the funniest performances of the year.
Richard Roeper - Richard Roeper.com
Stoller ... apparently has major trust issues with his odd-couple stars, women and the audience. Did I forget anybody?
Betsy Sharkey - Los Angeles Times
With the film's plot becoming increasingly improbable, a happy ending just seems disingenuous.
Martin Tsai - Critic's Notebook
Get Him To The Greek is absolutely hilarious. With great music and amusing chemistry between the two leads, it's definitely a must-see.
Matt Joseph - We Got This Covered
While it's not the classic comedy that you haven't lived until you see it, 'Greek' is more than good enough for a few, goofy laughs.
Jeffrey Lyles - Lyles' Movie Files
What we end up with here is a tonally confused film with jokes that mostly miss and some good performances from the leads.
Jeff Beck - Examiner.com
The jury's still out on Brand as a leading man, at least on this evidence, but chances are you won't find a vehicle better suited to his comic sensibilities than this one.
Ali Gray - TheShiznit.co.uk
Diddy's scene-stealing work proves that he should really take a break from trying to prove his Serious Acting Chops and do more comedy.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
Hank Sartin - Time Out
... Likely to be one of the year's best comedies.
Greg Maki - Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
To put it in rock 'n' roll terms, you'd go to the gig but you wouldn't buy the t-shirt.
Matt Neal - The Standard
For the music lovers: If Superbad, Knocked Up and Forgetting Sarah Marshall are Radiohead's The Bends, OK Computer and Kid A, Get Him To The Greek is their Amnesiac.
Simon Miraudo - Quickflix
Quite sadly Get Him to the Greek just doesn't work in the way it was meant to. Despite an ambitious metaphor, the film is far too mean-spirited to tickle our funny-bone.
R. L. Shaffer - IGN DVD
Nesavrena, ali sasvim probavljiva holivudska zabava za ove vruće ljetne dane
Dragan Antulov - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Sorry guys, not even a good try
Fernando F. Croce - CinePassion
This Forgetting Sarah Marshall spin-off is lively and silly enough to keep us giggling. But its darker moments make the tone rather uneven.
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
Prepare to have a bawdy, taboobusting good time. Just don't expect it to resonate anywhere except your funnybone.
Kate Stables - Total Film
I'm having a hard time remembering what the really funny bits in Get Him to the Greek were, exactly. I mean, I know I laughed. I just don't really remember why.
Devin Faraci - CHUD
Get Him To The Greek promises a fun time but rarely delivers the goods.
Allan Hunter - Daily Express
'Greek' works best during the cleverly scored mayhem montage scenes (a highlight involves absinthe and a French version of Happy Together).
James Croot - Flicks.co.nz
While it's clear that rock-star petulance and vanity are being spoofed, there is little at stake dramatically or morally -- the bedroom threesome towards the end is weird rather than funny.
- Independent on Sunday
The basic tonal problem is established right at the outset: we are being invited to laugh at exotic limey Aldous, whereas Brand's stand-up persona needs us to laugh with him and to see the world through his eyes.
Needs more Kristen Bell.
Bob Grimm - Reno News and Review
This is mostly plain hilarious.
David Edwards - Daily Mirror [UK]
This is Brand's film, and every aspect of his persona is played to the max - the sexual magnetism, the multiple addictions, the doting but distant mum, the hangers-on and women who want to control him.
Tom Seymour - Little White Lies
You can have too much of a good thing and we have our fill of Aldous's sexist outbursts well before the end of the first hour.
Catherine Jones - Liverpool Echo
While Brand can take credit for the authenticity of his character, Stoller has brought out the best Brand performance to date.
Alex Zane - Sun Online
Just a succession of gross-out gags and sketches that fail to deliver.
Christopher Tookey - Daily Mail [UK]
Given that Judd Apatow is a co-producer, you'd at least expect the film to make you laugh. The humour's all over the place, though.
Sukhdev Sandhu - Daily Telegraph
Unlike many of 2010's comedies so far, hilarity does indeed ensue.
Catherine Bray - Film4
This is Brand's movie all the way: he's the one snorting the drugs, throwing the tantrums and getting the lion's share of the laughs.
Tom Huddleston - Time Out
Feeling like a very laboured version of The Hangover, Get Him To The Greek is a bitter pill to swallow in comparison.
Graham Young - Birmingham Post
It's as silly and juvenile as you'd expect, but a whole lot of fun.
Simon Reynolds - Digital Spy
This is Brand's bag: a man intoxicated with himself, who'll never shut up or stop messing around with east London slang and 19th-century swear words until the world drops its knickers.
Antonia Quirke - Financial Times
Aaron and Aldous are a flat-out pleasure to watch bouncing off each other - their chemistry is much richer than the one-note geek/freak odd couple you might expect.
Robbie Collin - News of the World
The comedy is close to the knuckle at times, but Hill and Brand counter that with an easy chemistry, while those who normally find Brand too loud or abrasive may be surprised to see his softer side.
Stella Papamichael - Radio Times
Boasting an impressive above-the-title debut for Brand, this is one for your movie-watchy booky wook.
Elliott Noble - Sky Movies
Highly amusing ... confirms Russell Brand as a genuine Hollywood star.
Cassam Looch - ViewLondon
Empty laughs are still laughs.
Dave White - Movies.com
A chaotic and turbo-charged ride with laughs and groans and despite its crass downmarket humour, the film has an inventive script that keeps us guessing as we scream together down the corridors of excess
Louise Keller - Urban Cinefile
Some will love it, some will hate it and the rest will fall somewhere in between.
Matthew Toomey - ABC Radio Brisbane
Get Him To The Greek is not a masterpiece, but it's very entertaining for audiences who like their comedy raw.
Jason Di Rosso - MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Like most of the recent exports from Apatown, this is patchy, but home-run hilarious from time to time. If only it didn't detour into darkness so often.
Chris Hewitt (UK) - Empire Magazine
Boldly enlivened by its risque, full-force approach to drugs and sex, Get Him To The Greek is comedy gold, but it's the film's serious centre (principally its commentary on addiction and relationships) that makes it even more memorable.
Erin Free - FILMINK (Australia)
It must try all manner of bizarre/obscene/silly things to sustain itself beyond stating the obvious about celebrity excess.
Ben McEachen - Sunday Times (Australia)
Episodes of high hilarity make the movie worth the trip.
John Wirt - Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Greek surprisingly poignant.
Charles Koplinski - Illinois Times
Russell Brand channels Peter O'Toole in the year's best (so far) alkie celeb yarn
Corey Hall - Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
...Get Him to the Greek ultimately overstays its welcome in a manner that's nothing short of breathtaking...
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
Get Him to the Greek provides a nice blend of laughs and unexpected moments of real warmth
Lori Hoffman - Atlantic City Weekly
W.C. Fields warned, "Never work with children or animals." Russell Brand and Jonah Hill can add, "Never work with P. Diddy."
Amy Nicholson - I.E. Weekly
Fred Topel - Can Magazine
Combs, the only breath of fresh air in the film, is the only guy in the whole movie who is in on the joke.
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
While there are plenty of laughs to be had in this supremely entertaining -- and surprisingly affecting -- comedy, it is Russell Brand's pitch-perfect performance that makes Get Him to the Greek such a memorable, and joyfully insane ride.
Rebecca Lake - V Music
Brand can seem simultaneously randy and strung-out and is often very funny. Hill is surprisingly touching, which is quite a feat given the number of orifices he is required to display.
Peter Rainer - Christian Science Monitor
Get Him to the Greek ticks all the boxes. It's a satire on rock'n'roll, with Russell Brand as a drugs- and booze-addled English rock star who's trying to restart his career and get back his lost love, model-turned-singer Jackie Q (a Cockney Rose Byrne)
Paul Byrnes - Sydney Morning Herald
As funny as it often is, the longer it goes on, the more one gets the feeling that, aside from getting them to the Greek, Stoller had no real idea where he was taking his characters.
Mike Scott - Times-Picayune
... sets a new standard for stupid ...
Jim Lane - Sacramento News & Review
Raunchy, wild and offbeat - not unlike Russell Brand himself -- 'Get Him to the Greek' is a grownups-only comedy romp.
Linda Cook - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
What we have here is a great idea for a comedy and a script that's at least a dozen rewrites away from greatness.
Rick Kisonak - Film Threat
Only die hard Russell Brand fans will enjoy this sequel of sorts to "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" which I've already forgotten
Jackie K. Cooper - jackiekcooper.com
I can't say it is the hit of the summer, but this film should definitely be on your must see list that you can rock out to.
Jolene Mendez - Entertainment Spectrum
...replete with crude language, vomit, prolific drug use, infidelity, and generally low class manners and morals, all Apatow staples...f-bombs and vomit are not humor.
Tony Medley - tonymedley.com
The pseudo-sequel to 2008's overachieving Forgetting Sarah Marshall plays upside-down musical chairs with d--k jokes and innuendo until the only place to sit is on its own thumb. And then the bottom drops out.
Mike Ward - Richmond.com
You'll O.D. on your own laughter!
Kam Williams - TheLoop21.com
Part of me is ashamed to admit that I really enjoyed this film.
Jeanne Kaplan - Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Brand's performance in this film is bold and brilliant, and it is supremely complemented by Hill's very funny physical humor and nuanced acting.
David Kaplan - Kaplan vs. Kaplan
This outrageous rock parody offers typical crude comedy from producer Apatow's factory.
Dennis Schwartz - Ozus' World Movie Reviews
If not for the likable Hill and the very believable Brand, the film would be a total bust.
Gary Wolcott - Tri-City Herald
The drugged-out, womanizing, self-obsessed, rehab-riddled rock star has preened many times on screen. But Russell Brand makes Aldous Snow more than a coked-up cliche.
Clint O'Connor - Cleveland Plain Dealer
I laughed quite frequently and recommend the picture on that count, but Greek's insights into the "sex, drugs, rock and roll" mindset are what really turn it into something special.
Mike McGranaghan - Aisle Seat
Hill is great, but he's just like the last five main characters in these sort of films. Thankfully, Brand's excellent and wildly original performance makes up for this for the most part, so it's not much of a problem.
Christopher Smith - Bangor Daily News (Maine)
It's a shaggy tale containing a fair number of jokes that miss their intended targets by a wide berth. But the bits that do work -- and there are many -- are comic gold; fans of raunchy cinema can do far worse.
Matt Brunson - Creative Loafing
Get Him to the Greek is a fun ride that will lead you down some pretty corrupt paths. Enjoy!
JimmyO - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
dares to go to some very dark places and does so without losing its absurdist bite
Andrea Chase - Killer Movie Reviews
Get Him to the Greek, in all its raunchy glory, is the best comedy of 2010 (thus far).
Rebecca Murray - About.com
Stoller insists on investing his randy rock star with, you know, feelings. ... These moments of pathos take away from Brand's gift for scathing and transgressive comedy.
Sean Means - Salt Lake Tribune
Best described as a lovable train wreck.
Eugene Novikov - Film Blather
A key indicator as to whether or not you will be at all interested in this movie is whether or not you liked Russell Brand playing this character in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Otherwise it's close to great, with weird pacing.
Karina Montgomery - Cinerina
the movie is ultimately an intense buzz-kill for anyone wishing to indulge in some vicarious lifestyle vulgarity, as it comes across as too much of a downer in shining a light on the underlying ugliness of the excessive rock-star ethos.
James Kendrick - Q Network Film Desk
Get yourself to see the Greek. It's raunchy, tasteless, hilarious, and surprisingly poignant (at times).
Kit Bowen - The Movie Kit
Get Him to the Greek is a worthy companion piece to the underrated 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall'
Christian Toto - What Would Toto Watch?
Those hoping for a summer celebration of wretched excess to rival The Hangover need wait no longer.
Liz Braun - Jam! Movies
- National Post
With Diddy on the scene, playing (what else?) a music exec, the movie is a very funny, often outrageously take on the music industry.
Wilson Morales - BlackFilm.com
Kofi Outlaw - ScreenRant
Brand and Hill have an outrageous and hilarious blast that rocks and rolls with constant comedy.
Pete Hammond - Back Stage
...an entertaining romp that can't quite muster up the majesty to rank with the classics of the comedic genre
Bill Gibron - PopMatters
I don't know how many comedies I've seen over the past few years where I could count the number of laughs on my own two hands, but with Get Him to the Greek you'd need as many extremities as a centipede to keep an accurate tab.
Adam Tobias - Watertown Daily Times
An unappealing comedy about uninteresting people in the music business.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat - Spirituality and Practice
Original buddy comedy is full of drugs, sex, rock 'n' roll.
Sandie Angulo Chen - Common Sense Media
Memo to self: I never want to see Jonah Hill's bare behind again. Nevertheless, this year's Judd Apatow-produced, R-rated, raunchy breakout hit is going to be "Get Him to the Greek."
James Verniere - Boston Herald
With his sly send-up of the world of celebrity (e.g., cause-of-the-week pageants, avaricious relatives penning tell-all books), Stoller's take on the buddy road trip comedy is punch drunk fun.
Kimberly Gadette - Indie Movies Online
[Has] several crazy sequences and plenty of hilarious, scattershot jokes.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
One of the most surprisingly enjoyable and consistent comedies of the year.
Brian Tallerico - HollywoodChicago.com
It's the classic buddy-road trip structure. A repressed character and a raging id go on a journey and we get all kinds of bad behavior and then some lessons learned
Nell Minow - Beliefnet
It's like "My Favorite Year," if Peter O'Toole had tried to smuggle a small bag of heroin through airport security by having Mark Linn-Baker hide it inside himself.
Rob Thomas - Capital Times (Madison, WI)
While it does contain a number of big laughs throughout, both the film and the character grow a bit tiresome after a while
Peter Sobczynski - eFilmCritic.com
We get a heaping helping of randy, dirty, outrageous humor, along with a generous sprinkling of sentimentality, but Get Him To The Greek doesn't need the sappiness.
Willie Waffle - WaffleMovies.com
Get Him to the Greek is filled with consistent laughs and classic comedic moments. I never thought I would see the day where I would say that Diddy is a comedic genius.
Kevin McCarthy - BDK Reviews
One of the better cinematic portraits of a rock star in recent years but, unquestionably, the funniest film released so far in 2010.
Erik Childress - eFilmCritic.com
Sloppily edited scenes are worsened by desperate performances and dialogue that amounts to frenzied screaming and running about.
Alison Gang - San Diego Union-Tribune
Watching Get Him to the Greek feels like being at a party with a bunch of wasted people who think they're funnier than they are.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
Although not as consistently strong as its predecessor and losing a significant amount of steam near the end as it goes touchy-feely, this pic offers plenty of laughs, most of them extremely adult and risque in nature. (Parental Review also Available)
Jim Judy - Screen It!
"Just like its rock-star protagonist, this rollicking road comedy may be sloppy and disjointed, but it puts on one hell of a show."
Thomas Leupp - Hollywood.com
Granted, it's only June and there is still plenty of 2010 left, but if the world were to end tomorrow, Get Him to the Greek would easily go down as the funniest movie of the year.
Brandon Fibbs - BrandonFibbs.com
A bold and hilarious comedy that says something astute about us, our idols and how all that sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll really isn't everything it's cracked up to be.
Randy Myers - Contra Costa Times
The film feels like a collection of sketches instead of a mad, three-day, drug-and-sex-infused whirl.
Marjorie Baumgarten - Austin Chronicle
The fact that much of Greek is funny-- crassly funny, sometimes obviously funny-- saves it, and may even allow you to forgive its indulgences.
Katey Rich - CinemaBlend.com
Unapologetically crude and shamelessly silly.
Stephanie Zacharek - Movieline
It has enough bursts of hilarity sprinkled throughout it to be worth seeing.
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
One wonders if there is a Jason Segel-penned version of this script in Universal's vault that was rejected for not being "wacky" enough. If so, whoops.
David Medsker - Bullz-Eye.com
Reaches its apex with a manic party scene that unleashes the full intimidation of P. Diddy and guarantees the phrase "stroke the furry wall" a place in the comedy lexicon...
Peter Canavese - Groucho Reviews
It's not quite infectious, but some of the high notes manage to drown out some of the guttural lows.
Joe Williams - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
[T]hose who prefer their comedy raunchy and unsubtle will have a good time.
Daniel M. Kimmel - New England Movies Weekly
The film swings between performance gags (and no one can do this better than Russell Brand), well-scripted zings, random absurdity (Paul Krugman reaction shot FTW!) and some really sharp editing.
Jordan Hoffman - UGO
The madness has method, even if it's written in vomit.
Mark Dujsik - Mark Reviews Movies
Under Apatow's direction, when boys move beyond their base desires, it's character development. Under Stoller's, it's a buzzkill.
Karina Longworth - L.A. Weekly
You'd think Apatow's dick flicks would have gotten tired by now, but for those who like this strain of humor, Greek is another winner.
Tricia Olszewski - Washington City Paper
Boundless, raunchy energy defines this intermittently funny comedy, which is well acted and unpretentious; the idea of watching a film with normal running time and without CGI effects is refreshing.
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
Deserves to be Jonah Hill's breakthrough, proof that he has what it takes to become a leading man, no matter how unlikely that may seem by Hollywood's standards.
Russell Brand's "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" character gets a movie all his own. The result is, as you might imagine, too much of a good thing.
Joe Lozito - Big Picture Big Sound
An impulsive, slapstick creation, leaning on the snappy one-liner skills of the two leads, while Stoller dutifully sets the dominoes. It's broad, playfully bizarre moviegoing experience.
Brian Orndorf - BrianOrndorf.com
Both Brand and Hill are funny performers but neither is well-served by Stoller's slack script. The longer the film goes on, the more the seams show.
Marshall Fine - Hollywood & Fine
The best parts...are the hilarious music video parodies and the film's revelation is the comic chops of Rose Byrne as Jackie Q, Aldous's on again, off again girlfriend
Laura Clifford - Reeling Reviews
During his many drug-induced freakouts [Hill] looks like a fat baby laughing. That's a weirdly endearing image that even people who don't envy the rock star lifestyle can love.
Matt Pais - Metromix.com
So comically fertile and yet so grounded in the reality of its characters that it's really a kind of marvel.
Mick LaSalle - San Francisco Chronicle
Moments of utter hilarity occur, but director Nicholas Stoller seems unsure which of the two is his real protagonist, and the incidents of idiocy are more isolated than escalating.
Luke Y. Thompson - E! Online
Get Him to the Greek is a second-class act with a terrific front man. Suddenly it feels safer to know that it's Brand reviving Dudley Moore's role in a remake of Arthur.
Steve Persall - Tampa Bay Times
Get Him to the Greek has some big laughs, and it scores an endless source of points by skewering the rock-star lifestyle.
Rene Rodriguez - Miami Herald
Far from innovative and even farther from subtle, but it's one of the more genuinely enjoyable products to come out of the Apatow factory.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
When one of the funniest moments in the comedy you've just made is the Paul Krugman cameo, you should wrap things up quickly.
Marc Mohan - Oregonian
Making Brand's character the center of this project results in a flick with a split personality: half gross-out comedy and half depressing biopic of a star besieged by drugs, drink and dysfunction. It's far more sad than funny.
Sue Pierman - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Much snappy dialogue keeps the far-fetched shenanigans from collapsing into stupidity, and agile performances create genuineness in the relationships. Foremost is Brand, whose wry intelligence inspires an enormously appealing presence.
Ted Fry - Seattle Times
The movie functions as a scabrous satire of the lives of the rich, famous, stupid, self-absorbed and marginally talented, with a barely disguised contempt for what passes for pop culture these days.
Gary Thompson - Philadelphia Daily News
I wouldn't want to imagine Greek without Brand
Sean O'Connell - Filmcritic.com
There are a lot of illegal drugs in Get Him to the Greek, and the movie itself sort of works like one. It's tempting, mood-altering and the laughs are addictive.
Josh Larsen - LarsenOnFilm
Screenwriter/director Nicholas Stoller can't decide what he wants to say. At times it's a music-industry spoof -- as witnessed by a series of increasingly unfunny music videos. They only undercut the more serious, somewhat heartfelt moments.
Jeff Vice - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Hill, dialing back on the pissy vulgarity of his supporting roles in Knocked Up and Funny People, makes the perfect foil, as passive and impressionable as Brand is reckless and impulsive.
Scott Tobias - AV Club
The first half of this road-trip comedy is a rollicking good time, but the energy flags when it takes a sudden detour into more dramatic territory.
Ethan Alter - Film Journal International
Designed to capture "The Hangover" crowd, this wild and wooly comedy sneaks up on you. While it's not The Greatest Comedy Ever Made, this one sure does offer up some pretty darn funny moments.
Joanna Langfield - The Movie Minute
With Sarah Marshall, Stoller made audiences hungry for more Aldous Snow; after Get Him to the Greek, they'll be happy never to see the guy again.
Josh Bell - Las Vegas Weekly
An overdose of pop-culture and some memorable set-ups make this a very amusing commentary on the foibles of rock stardom.
Patrick Kolan - IGN Movies AU
Let's face it, a little of this guy goes a long way.
Sean Burns - Philadelphia Weekly
If this sounds like a remake of My Favorite Year for the new millennium, well, it is. Being a Judd Apatow production, it's also sweet-natured, despite an unrelenting onslaught of raunch.
Brett Michel - Boston Phoenix
The heavyset Hill is beginning to cultivate a likable John Candy-esque appeal; playing against the surprisingly sharp Sean Combs, as a hellacious boss, he grounds the movie in approachability as the orbiting players get crazier.
Joshua Rothkopf - Time Out
Goes for the heartstrings by way of the rectum and feels sorely uneven as a result.
William Goss - Orlando Weekly
Brand takes center stage as the fatuously cocksure singer, but the episodic screenplay strains to give the British comic enough juicy moments to be amusingly inappropriate.
Tim Grierson - Screen International
... it is curious that a movie build around a deadline as firm as this manages to feel as casually paced as this one.
Drew McWeeny - HitFix
Russell Brand is still the best thing here, but at least he gets to be onscreen a helluva lot more than he was in Sarah Marshall. Alas that onscreen just as often is Jonah Hill...
MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher
The Forgetting Sarah Marshall crew-and yes, that includes producer Judd Apatow-have a follow-up gig that's not to be missed.
John P. McCarthy - Boxoffice Magazine
"Get Him to the Greek" has all the earmarks of a Judd Apatow spin-off, and that's a good thing.
Cole Smithey - ColeSmithey.com
This wild, unrestrained roller coaster ride of vulgar, demented debauchery is - so far, as of early June - the funniest movie of the year.
Susan Granger - SSG Syndicate
Now here's a relatively new (if not necessarily welcome) idea: the sorta-kinda-not-really sequel.
Nick Schager - Slant Magazine
B-list Apatow with moments of laugh-out-loud hilarity.
Harvey S. Karten - Compuserve
The real story here is P. Diddy, who owns this movie. At the end of the second act he explodes as a comic dynamo.
Joshua Tyler - CinemaBlend.com