Get Him to the Greek Reviews

  • 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

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