Knocked Up Reviews

  • Finally, a breath of fresh air arrives in the stale summer of sequels.

    Julian Roman — MovieWeb

  • Knocked Up is comic chicken soup for the Colbert Nation soul.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum — Entertainment Weekly

  • It may be a bit, um, premature to say so, but Judd Apatow's Knocked Up strikes me as an instant classic, a comedy that captures the sexual confusion and moral ambivalence of our moment.

    A.O. Scott — New York Times

  • Two future parents in their early 20s, hardly even grownups, make a romantic, idealistic wager on the future of their love. Apatow pulls off the considerable trick of making us feel protective, even parental towards these people.

    Peter Bradshaw — Guardian [UK]

  • What makes the movie so winning are its endearing and relatable characters who spout believable dialogue and amusing banter, steeped in clever pop-culture references and sharp observations of human nature.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • Knocked Up turns out to be not just rude, crude and outrageously funny but a deceptively sophisticated meditation on moral agency -- with pot jokes!

    Ann Hornaday — Washington Post

  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin and his new Knocked Up make writer-director Judd Apatow today's preeminent creator of low-concept sex comedies.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • It's a sincere meditation on adulthood, accountability, and fidelity -- and, yeah, getting high.

    Robert Wilonsky — Village Voice

  • Apatow's dialogue is so good, the undercurrent of his story so inherently sweet, and the performances so engaging, that you surrender immediately.

    Jack Mathews — New York Daily News

  • Judd Apatow's high-density, high-intensity comedy of bad (and good) manners is a cause for celebration -- the laugh lines are smart, and they come faster than you can process them.

    Joe Morgenstern — Wall Street Journal

  • While Apatow's movie isn't perfect, it's still a fumbling and funny valentine to the shock of pregnancy, the reality of love and the chaos of all that comes after.

    Amy Biancolli — Houston Chronicle

  • It's a very simple movie that ends up making room for some invitingly complex ideas.

    Chris Vognar — Dallas Morning News

  • I doubt you'll see a funnier movie this summer than Knocked Up. Apatow has clearly earned the unusual mantle of chief chronicler of modern family life in all its profane glory.

    Michael Booth — Denver Post

  • Knocked Up feels very now. The banter is bruisingly funny, the characters brilliantly childish, the portrait of our culture's narrowing gap between children and their elders hysterical -- in all senses.

    David Edelstein — New York Magazine

  • The likelihood of [director Judd] Apatow turning into Chris Columbus or Ron Howard seems refreshingly slight.

    Anthony Lane — New Yorker

  • Knocked Up is half goofball guy-movie and half sentimental chick-flick, and it works on both levels, even if it does overstay its welcome.

    Richard Roeper — Chicago Sun-Times

  • Apatow's awfully sharp as a chronicler of contemporary romantic anxieties.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • Funny, honest, and generous, this is mainstream American comedy at its best.

    J. R. Jones — Chicago Reader

  • Apatow's marriage of guyville and girlworld is not one made in heaven -- he's too pragmatic to observe the rom-com conventions. What's potent about Knocked Up is its down-to-earthiness.

    Carrie Rickey — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Grownups, your summer smash has arrived.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

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