Lisa Schwarzbaum - Entertainment Weekly
Dean Essner - Entertainment Weekly
[A] sure-fire hit comedy.
Janet Maslin - New York Times
This oft-riotous bio is the ultimate loser-makes-good fantasy.
Susan Wloszczyna - USA Today
A choppy amalgram of Revenge of the Nerds, Father Knows Best and Network.
Rita Kempley - Washington Post
Dean Essner - Washington Post
Some of it is pretty funny, but there's so much more you may just want to tune out.
Desson Thomson - Washington Post
Stern and Quivers are both making their screen acting debuts here, and they do what seasoned actors claim is very difficult: They play convincing, engaging versions of themselves.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Empty propaganda film.
Jim DeRogatis - Chicago Reader
Jeff Strickler - Minneapolis Star Tribune
This is Sterno, not heat, but still plenty rude, crude and lewd.
Susan Stark - Detroit News
Todd McCarthy - Variety
People who wouldn't be able to distinguish Howard Stern from G. Gordon Liddy will be entertained by something like an off-colour -- and quite funny -- version of Coal Miner's Daughter.
Don Irvine - Globe and Mail
A flat piece of work with long, slack stretches.
Charles Taylor - Salon.com
An entertaining motion picture.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
A comic firecracker with a surprising human touch.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
Jack Mathews - Los Angeles Times
[Stern] may be the master of his domain on the radio, but he doesn't necessarily have a future in movies.
Rob Gonsalves - eFilmCritic.com
Derek Adams - Time Out
Dean Essner - Film Threat
There are some huge laughs here spread consistently through the picture, and screenwriters Len Blum and Michael Kalesniko put virtually no lulls between laughs.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
A biodrama about Howard Stern, who speaks for the nine-year old boy in all of us.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat - Spirituality and Practice
Better than expected
Stefan Birgir Stefansson - sbs.is
Robin Clifford - Reeling Reviews
No one need weep for Howard Stern.
Philip Martin - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Dragan Antulov - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Ryan Cracknell - Movie Views
Funny and surprisingly self-deprecating.
Luke Y. Thompson - New Times
Jim Shelby - Palo Alto Weekly
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
Rob Blackwelder - SPLICEDWire
A good movie, even though I hate Stern.
Mike McGranaghan - Aisle Seat
An absolute must-see.
Chris Gore - Film Threat
Private Parts is a limited-ambition comedy, one that scores some funny moments mainly because it sets its targets so low.
Margaret A. McGurk - Cincinnati Enquirer
The movie's often hilarious, but it's not quite as satisfying as Stern's radio show.
Kevin N. Laforest - Montreal Film Journal
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
Succeeds as a mainstream entertainment.
Kim Williamson - Boxoffice Magazine
It may just be grand Stern propaganda, but it's impossible to deny the film's deft comic charm, its sincerely romantic heart, and all that gratuitous nudity.
Marc Savlov - Austin Chronicle
Whether you love him or hate him, it's impossible to deny Stern's status in contemporary culture, and this film helps illuminate him, and why he does what he does.
James Kendrick - Q Network Film Desk
Surprisingly entertaining but grossly dishonest.
Edward Guthmann - San Francisco Chronicle
Oz - eFilmCritic.com
Private Parts is nothing but an interminable infomercial about Stern's empty life.
Bruce Kirkland - Jam! Movies
A entertaining, surprisingly traditional biopic; liberally peppered with Stern's gross-out humor.
Edward Johnson-Ott - NUVO Newsweekly
Enjoyable and funny.
Marty Mapes - Movie Habit
Barbara Shulgasser - San Francisco Examiner
After seeing this film, people who don't like Stern probably still won't like him ... but there's a good chance they'll like the movie.
Madeleine Williams - Cinematter
The film is quite savvy, obnoxious, endearing and often very funny.
Cynthia Fuchs - Philadelphia City Paper
Plays like a levelheaded riff on the jazzier Annie Hall.
Bryant Frazer - Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Ultimately, all what we get is a movie version of Stern's show.
Jeff Vice - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Howard's film raises comedy to a new level.
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
Urban Cinefile Critics - Urban Cinefile
No matter how much of Howard Stern you've seen, this is a Howard Stern you haven't seen.
Scott Renshaw - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Dean Essner - Boston Phoenix
Stanley Kauffmann - The New Republic
Dean Essner - E! Online
The film is often as witty and articulate as its subject.
Joe Baltake - Sacramento Bee
Mark R. Leeper - rec.arts.movies.reviews
A deliriously funny, frequently outrageous romp.
Caroline Westbrook - Empire Magazine