Amidst the wreckage of Just Go With It, Aniston and Sandler have a real chemistry. They should go elsewhere with it.
Lisa Schwarzbaum - Entertainment Weekly
All in all, the hit-to-miss ratio of Just Go With It is not so terrible. Which is not to say the movie is anything special.
A.O. Scott - New York Times
When Adam Sandler isn't making bathroom jokes or talking like a 2-year-old with a sinus infection, the guy can be disarming.
Scott Bowles - USA Today
An egregiously unfunny enterprise that seem less crafted than extruded through the great product-mill that is Hollywood at its most homogenized and soulless.
Ann Hornaday - Washington Post
"Cactus Flower'' was a silly farce about bachelorhood and sexual liberation, with three interesting performances. The remake is almost two hours of gas.
Wesley Morris - Boston Globe
Frankly, it's depressing to watch two likable talents pushing such a blatantly empty experience.
Elizabeth Weitzman - New York Daily News
Once again the hoary and apparently ineffable question comes up: Why won't Hollywood remake movies that actually need redoing?
Matt Weitz - Dallas Morning News
...it's predictable, pat, and often a little more vulgar than it's really required to be. Flatly vulgar, at that.
Glenn Kenny - MSN Movies
Sandler has mellowed into an appealingly garlicky, old-school mensch, and Aniston, as a self-sacrificingly practical woman in a race against time, is a genre unto herself.
Richard Brody - New Yorker
The people in this movie are dumber than a box of Tinkertoys.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Jennifer Aniston has starred in so many lame romantic comedies that she's become an industry punch line, but drop her into an Adam Sandler movie and she comes off like Katharine Hepburn.
J. R. Jones - Chicago Reader
Aniston, taking her cues from her costar, doesn't expend much energy either, but there are glimmers of comic brio. Now and then, she makes a face that suggests she might actually be having some fun.
Steven Rea - Philadelphia Inquirer
There's not much to be said about the majority of jokes here because my mother taught me not to poke at dead things.
Colin Covert - Minneapolis Star Tribune
It's all ridiculous, of course, but it's meant to be.
Bill Goodykoontz - Arizona Republic
A puerile kiddie-comedy without the anarchic energy, and a schmaltzy romantic comedy without the sweetness.
Andrew Barker - Variety
Eeryone should be offended by the time-annihilating suckage of this mirth void.
Kyle Smith - New York Post
It's abundantly clear that Sandler is caught in his own memory gap. As he wrestles with an uncomfortable middle age, he's either forgotten or ceased to care about how to make people laugh.
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
Sandler and Aniston easily pass the only important test of romantic comedies: We like them and want them to like each other. If only the other cast members were as good.
Stephen Cole - Globe and Mail
I inflicted this movie on myself and now someone's got to pay.
Andrew O'Hehir - Salon.com
A comedy so noxious it seems the product of deliberate malignity.
Dana Stevens - Slate
The experience of sitting through Just Go with It, Adam Sandler's umpteenth comedy directed by good buddy Dennis Dugan, is akin to watching a bad sit-com that never ends.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
Predictable, overlong romantic farce has enough sass and sex appeal to get audiences to go with it.
Todd McCarthy - Hollywood Reporter
Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston's romantic comedy, idiotic even by their usually low big-screen standards, is stuffed with unpleasant narcissists saying and doing the stupidest, often cruelest things in hope of cheap laughs.
David Germain - Associated Press
[Aniston] does her best work in years - while making Sandler's classically crass character seem almost bearable.
Mary F. Pols - TIME Magazine
Don't even think of going with it. It's the perfect Valentine's date night movie, but only with someone you hate.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
An early contender for worst movie of the year. If they were showing this on an airplane, I'd as for a parachute.
Richard Roeper - Richard Roeper.com
If you're a Sandler film buff, the comedy is classic Sandler and will probably satisfy. Still, the best thing about the movie remains Aniston - she is reason enough to just go with it.
Betsy Sharkey - Los Angeles Times
Aniston appears just as disgusted with these characters as we are. She's never been so relatable.
Sean Burns - Philadelphia Weekly
The silly story and crummy writing leave Just Go With It feeling a bit unfinished and never quite hitting the right level, like a haphazard hodgepodge of poor ideas.
Matt Joseph - We Got This Covered
It achieves a rancidness far beyond all of Sandler's other misogynistic mash-ups of groin kicks, poop jokes and juvenile, homophobic characters.
Al Alexander - The Patriot Ledger
For one moment, just one moment -- it works.
Roger Moore - Movie Nation
You can practically feel comedy facepalming itself.
Ali Gray - TheShiznit.co.uk
Brent Simon - Shared Darkness
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
The central conceit serves the new version well enough, despite the filmmakers' regrettable addition of sundry idiotic distractions.
Trevor Johnston - Time Out
Brooklyn Decker seems to have been cast primarily for the way she fills out her bikini, especially in slo-mo. Her cleavage receives so much camera time, it deserves its own billing.
Neil Pond - American Profile
The film is far from original, (but) as a whole, Just Go With It has enough easy charm to pull you through.
James Luxford - The National
Full of both funny lines and, most importantly, funny people, "Just Go With It" is Sandler's most accessible film in a long time.
Michael A. Smith - MediaMikes
I have to warn you, there are two precocious children in it of the species that only exist in Hollywood's imagination, and they are truly horrible.
Burl Burlingame - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
It's just a bunch of jerks running around being classless, unfunny and treating domestic workers poorly.
Grae Drake - Movies.com
... forgettable update of an equally forgettable 1969 farce called 'Cactus Flower.'
Glenn Lovell - CinemaDope
As predictable as it is, there's a simplicity and honesty to it that make it surprisingly enjoyable. And it actually made me like Jennifer Aniston again. (Fresh - just)
Tim Martain - The Mercury
It's the kind of movie that makes you wonder why anyone decided it was good enough to show to the public, the kind that makes you want to repeatedly hit yourself in the face with a hammer. You'd have more fun doing that, too.
Dave White - Movies.com
While Just Go With It never descends into full-on unfunniness -- the absurd interjections of Nick Swardson as a German sheep trader named Dolph Lundgren see to that -- it seriously struggles to draw laughs consistently.
Leigh Paatsch - Herald Sun (Australia)
"Just go with it" seems to be a mantra from the film-makers; a pleading cry as they beg the audience to ignore the increasingly insane and illogical plot manoeuvres.
Matt Neal - The Standard
What would otherwise have been a routine, colour-by-numbers romantic comedy actually turns out to be one of Adam Sandler's best films. And yes, you read that right.
Jim Schembri - The Age (Australia)
While it throws up a few genuine laughs, Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston are on autopilot in this largely predictable affair.
- FILMINK (Australia)
'Happy' is a lovely, jovial word that becomes something quite vile and abhorrent when followed by the word 'Madison'.
Anders Wotzke - Moviedex
... Sandler does to Cactus Flower (1969) what he did to Mr. Deeds, and once again the result isn't pretty ...
Jim Lane - Sacramento News & Review
full review at Movies for the Masses
Joseph Proimakis - Movies for the Masses
Just Go With It is an extraordinarily bad match of star and material.
Mark Pfeiffer - Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
Danny and co.'s elaborate ruse, and the movie's impersonation of a comedy, continues with bad fake accents (Cockney, German), more schtick and a dash of homophobia. But there's still room for sexism!
Brian Gibson - Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Will they discover the mutual attraction simmering between them all these years? Will there be 80s music? Will Sandler get hit in the nuts? Have you been in a coma since 1996?
Pete Vonder Haar - Houston Press
Offers several surprises to balance out the predictable moments, and a natural warmth not usually found in anything with Sandler's name on it.
Bruce Bennett - Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
It's funny enough in places and with a few moments of real feeling. Too bad that for the rest of the movie, the bar's been set far too low.
Josh Hurst - Christianity Today
It's as if everyone involved, with the exception of Kidman, would gladly have you forget the film the moment it ended.
Jeremy Heilman - MovieMartyr.com
This is the ugliest, shoddiest looking movie I've seen in a while.
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky - Ebert Presents At The Movies
Just Go With It is an exercise in stagnation.
Marjorie Baumgarten - Austin Chronicle
No. No, I'm not going to just go with it. The title alone of this latest atrocity in the oeuvre of Adam Sandler, Professional Manchild, is an admission that it is absurd on its face, even grading on the Adam Sandler Curve...
MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher
Just go with it -- and take it out of here.
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Has Jennifer Aniston's career gone so far off track that she needs to slum in this year's Dennis Dugan-directed Adam Sandler vehicle?
Brett Michel - Boston Phoenix
The humorous tangents of Just Go With It are testaments to the fine art of improvisation and of comedy that doesn't take itself overly seriously.
Armond White - New York Press
...the laughs and likable characters make this a better than average Adam Sandler film.
Robin Clifford - Reeling Reviews
A wheezing, broken carcass of a romantic comedy.
Tim Brayton - Antagony & Ecstasy
Just Go With It is a long way removed from the French play which was adapted to become Cactus Flower starring Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman and the best supporting actress Oscar-winning Goldie Hawn.
Graham Young - Birmingham Post
Just run from it!
Kam Williams - TheLoop21.com
Astonishingly bad...a would-be comedy that's not just cruelly unfunny but sloppily made.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
Anniston squints her way through it while Sandler mumbles and Decker flashes her ample breasts, hardly up to the talents of Matthau, Bergman, and Hawn from the original.
Tony Medley - Tolucan Times
If this sounds like a typical episode of Three's Company stretched out to feature length, that's because it pretty much is, except less believable and a whole lot less fun.
Eric Melin - Scene-Stealers.com
A romantic comedy so full of contrivances and idiotic behaviour that goodwill and patience soon evaporate.
Henry Fitzherbert - Daily Express
It's a crude, tasteless, ill-timed, hugely dislikable affair.
The ideal date movie if your tactic is to yawn your inamorata into bed - even the most unremarkable sex would be more diverting.
Catherine Bray - Film4
Isn't so much scraping the bottom of the barrel as hurtling through the bottom of the barrel at Mach five, straight towards the planet's molten core.
Robbie Collin - News of the World
Regardless of how many marginal comedies Adam Sandler makes, he shows no sign of improving on his proven formula for mediocrity.
Cole Smithey - ColeSmithey.com
Sandler and Aniston play off each other with warmth and charm, while Nicole Kidman almost steals the show as Aniston's frenemy.
Jackie K. Cooper - jackiekcooper.com
Any potential is negated by bad casting choices -- [including] screen irritant Nick Swardson, a useless Dave Matthews and a slumming Nicole Kidman -- and the typical Sandler-Dugan concessions to fratboy humor.
Matt Brunson - Creative Loafing
Evincing a sense of humor that would be the envy of a first-grader, Adam Sandler once again assaults the concept of humor
Andrea Chase - Killer Movie Reviews
Adam Sandler plays a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon in Just Go With It, a fumbling comedy directed by Dennis Dugan that could have benefitted from surgical reconstruction. How about some liposuction to siphon off all those lame jokes?
Peter Rainer - Christian Science Monitor
A bloated, mind-numbingly unfunny affair that reeks of improvisation run amok.
Brent Simon - Screen International
Just Go With It isn't nearly as bad as Grown-Ups. Just Go With It is just stupid.
Fred Topel - Screen Junkies
It's the laziest way of making a comedy I've seen, and pure purgatory to sit through.
Derek Malcolm - This is London
In Funny People, it took a brush with terminal illness for Sandler to rediscover his craft and his self-respect. One can't help but wonder what it might take in real life.
Christopher Orr - The Atlantic
Sandler should know better.
Stephen Whitty - Newark Star-Ledger
Dugan has trouble keeping all of the film's plates in the air, and he seems not to have noticed Decker is the opposite of funny.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
Sandler is so genuinely funny and likeable, and his chemistry with Aniston is so charming that it's a terrible shame he doesn't put more thought into these movies.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
If we're talking about improbabilities, let's start at the movie's very premise, so wrongheaded it's like starting a game of Jenga with a clothespin.
Jim Slotek - Jam! Movies
Adam Sandler is back in the game!
Jolene Mendez - Entertainment Spectrum
Frank Capra would puke.
James Verniere - Boston Herald
A deeply repugnant and mean-spirited movie, and probably the worst film Sandler or Aniston has been a part of, which is saying something
Stephen Silver - The Trend
The story is far-fetched and trite, the characters too stereotypical to stomach.
Daniel Hubschman - Hollywood.com
It wastes its premise, insults its characters, and shows an attitude toward the audience somewhere between neglect and contempt, sometimes both.
Nell Minow - Beliefnet
In spite of the title you will not want to Just Go With It. You will want to avoid it like the plague.
Daniel M. Kimmel - New England Movies Weekly
Adam Sandler movies are for everyone! Unless you're ugly, uncool, old, fat, gay, non-white or, heaven help you, all of the above.
Peter Canavese - Groucho Reviews
There are fewer kicks to the groin (there are still a lot) and the potty humor is kept to a minimum, relatively speaking, of course. Metaphorically speaking, someone lit a match in Adam Sandler's bathroom.
Mike Ward - Richmond.com
For Sandler and Dugan, this qualifies as almost good; without Sandler and Dugan, it might've been something great.
William Goss - Cinematical
If you have a masochistic desire to see unlikable morons on a vacation you probably can't afford, check out one of the worst movies in a long time.
Brian Tallerico - HollywoodChicago.com
This film is a real piece of Devlin.
Erik Childress - eFilmCritic.com
At age 44 Sandler is getting too old for this junk, but is his audience?
Geoff Berkshire - Metromix.com
It's Adam Sandler in the same movie as Jennifer Aniston. I believe Nostradamus predicted this as one of the signs of the apocalypse.
Willie Waffle - WaffleMovies.com
Some laughs, but often-crass Sandler romcom disappoints.
S. Jhoanna Robledo - Common Sense Media
...the nadir of Sandler's progressively underwhelming filmography...
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
I've never been a big Adam Sandler fan, but seriously, he needs to find a comedy writer, and fast!
Jeanne Kaplan - Kaplan vs. Kaplan
The worst idea Adam Sandler has ever turned into a movie.
Joshua Tyler - CinemaBlend.com
This film could have been so much better, but Sandler cannot resist the urge to throw in silly or gross scenes that are merely superfluous to the story.
David Kaplan - Kaplan vs. Kaplan
It's written as a broad farce -- which is a very specific style -- but it's performed as if it were a regular ol' Adam Sandler-ized romantic comedy.
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
Instead of trusting the performances and the potential of the material, it has been loaded with all the same jokes you find in a typical Adam Sandler comedy: fat jokes, gay jokes, crotch injury gags, etc.
Mike McGranaghan - Aisle Seat
High concept nonsense of the worst kind, exploiting Valentine's weekend to earn a bit of cash with a predictable love story and lacklustre Sandler humour.
Mike Edwards - What Culture
Adam Sandler no longer really makes movies so much as he takes expensive, studio-subsidized vacations.
Corey Hall - Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Attention boys and girls over 13! Adam Sandler's traveling moviemaking circus is rolling out yet another monster hit! Girls in bikinis! Smutty jokes and laughable freaks! Step right up, boys and girls!
Shirley Sealy - Film Journal International
Better than Grown Ups? Sure. Then again, that's not much of a recommendation.
Neil Smith - Total Film
As a romantic comedy that works as both rom and com, it's a pleasant entertainment with, finally, a nice heart.
Just Go With It is so dispiritingly awful that responsible cinema staff should make audiences remove their ties and shoelaces on their way into the auditorium.
A very funny romantic comedy that nicely combines Adam Sandler's acerbic sweetness with Aniston's down-to-earth warmth - and that finds an excuse for Aniston to both play an average person and yet dress like a movie star.
Mick LaSalle - San Francisco Chronicle
It sounds all kinds of nonsensical, but if you're willing to suspend your sense of disbelief and just go with it, it actually kind of works.
Ande Dagan - E! Online
The positives have an edge over the negatives, but it probably doesn't matter either way. It is an Adam Sandler movie. It is a romantic comedy opening Valentine's Day weekend. It is going to be huge.
Pam Grady - Boxoffice Magazine
It's painful to watch.
Robert W. Butler - Kansas City Star
A diabolical romcom in which the hero is a sexist plastic surgeon who preys on younger women and enjoys hitting small children. Have you guessed yet that he's played by Adam Sandler?
Christopher Tookey - Daily Mail [UK]
To describe "Just Go With It" as another failed romantic comedy would imply that at one time it wanted to succeed as romantic comedy.
Gary Thompson - Philadelphia Daily News
Who would have thought that after failing to strike sparks with romcom costars like Steve Zahn, Aaron Eckhart and Gerard Butler that it would be old buddy Adam Sandler to make Jennifer Aniston shine?
Laura Clifford - Reeling Reviews
Mostly, Just Go With It offers scenes of Aniston and Sandler deceiving Decker, whose inability to see through fabrications that wouldn't fool a canny toddler suggest she might be suffering from some kind of undiagnosed neurological disease.
Keith Phipps - AV Club
It's a shame to compare this with a gem like Cactus Flower but Sandler and Dugan brought it on themselves. The only notable similarity comes early when Sandler dons a prosthetic nose resembling Matthau's famous schnozz. Then he rubs this movie in it.
Steve Persall - Tampa Bay Times
Considering the sorry state of American romantic comedies, Just Go with It's wholesale predictability is a moot point.
Nick Schager - Slant Magazine
Being open to total, unmitigated imbecility is your best chance of enjoying anything in this exceptionally puerile film.
Michelle Orange - Movieline
Broad comic turns by Nicole Kidman and Nick Swardson only exacerbate the feeling that everyone is just trying too hard for their own good here.
Stella Papamichael - Radio Times
Previously known by its original title, Hooray For Boobies!
Matt Pais - Metromix.com
Being a fan of Adam Sandler movies is a lot like being a fan of the Baltimore Orioles.
Phil Villarreal - OK! Magazine
It's embarrassing. It's like watching your grandmother give somebody a lap dance.
Drew McWeeny - HitFix
On paper, Just Go with It looked like a perfect storm of suck. And while the movie is still riddled with problems, it's far more entertaining than it has a right to be.
David Medsker - Bullz-Eye.com
Am I really about to admit, before the vast, worldwide inter-web, that the latest Adam Sandler comedy...isn't entirely evil?
Jason McKiernan - Filmcritic.com
There's little to recommend beyond Kidman's inspired manic behavior and Aniston's likability. Still, after Grown Ups, it's nice to enjoy anything about an Adam Sandler film again.
Brian Orndorf - BrianOrndorf.com
Cheaper than a flight to Honolulu, with probably a few more laughs.
Nigel Andrews - Financial Times
There are far worse romcoms out there at present - not looking at anyone in particular, Kate Hudson...
Lisa Giles-Keddie - Real.com
You may root for Sandler and Aniston to just 'go with it', but only so you can be done with it.
Stella Papamichael - Digital Spy
Ever been so starved of entertainment you've tried to see how far you can push a pencil into your ear before hitting your eardrum?
Elliott Noble - Sky Movies
A disappointing, lazily scripted, overlong and largely laugh-free comedy that never really comes to life.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon