“Tim And Eric Make There Way To Feature Film In An Odd Way. For Fans Of The Popular Television Show Your Sure To Love It. But Newcomers Maybe Turned Off By The Films Gross Out Gags And Strong Crude Humor. But The Film Means Well And Is By No Means Terrible”
The vicious mirth is hit-or-miss but contagious.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
- New York Times
A disposable trifle of fleeting rewards that - like many a feature built around a "Saturday Night Live" sketch - shows its seams after three minutes.
Andy Webster - New York Times
At times, the movie has the look and feel of the cheaply made late-night commercials that it mercilessly, and occasionally hilariously, mocks.
Michael O'Sullivan - Washington Post
See it in the right sick frame of mind, and "Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie'' can be shockingly and terribly hilarious. Or not.
Ethan Gilsdorf - Boston Globe
In every swelling musical cue, Billion Dollar Movie displays open contempt for friendship, family, love, sex, heroism, and everything lofty and beautiful that multiplex movies have reduced to cant.
Aaron Hillis - Village Voice
So bad, it's bad.
Joe Neumaier - New York Daily News
They've gathered a cult following by doing comedy sketches that were deliberately bad, and now they've made a movie that is more of the same for 92 minutes, and it must have taken them a great deal of work to maintain their low standard.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
If the "Billion Dollar" idea was to attract new viewers, someone should get their money back.
Michael Phillips - Chicago Tribune
The laughs dry up even as the gross-out material grows more, uh, fluid.
J. R. Jones - Chicago Reader
A lazy assemblage of sketch- comedy raunch, mock-schlock TV ads, and ideas that even the writers of Mall Cop and Observe and Report would have tossed.
Steven Rea - Philadelphia Inquirer
Even fans of their Cartoon Network series or those simply familiar with the pair via YouTube will likely find the extended version of their pathos-and-pain-driven comedy hard to digest.
John Anderson - Variety
It would be insulting to refer to "Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie" as amateurish - insulting to amateurs everywhere.
Kyle Smith - New York Post
What works for a two-minute sketch can blunder on the big screen. And for this feature-length comedy, it bombs.
Anita Li - Toronto Star
Needless to say, this freewheeling parade of bizarreness is not everyone's cup of shrim. Chances are good that the people whose cup of shrim it is already know who they are.
Eric D. Snider - Film.com
Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie isn't for everyone, but for the few, the brave, it's extremely strange and hilarious.
Amanda Mae Meyncke - Film.com
Adult Swim's cult series makes awkward stab at the big screen.
John DeFore - Hollywood Reporter
With limitless absurdity comes a kind of glossy-eyed meaninglessness and extreme tastelessness.
Jake Coyle - Associated Press
If it's a Funny or Die movie, where's the "die" button?
Glenn Whipp - Los Angeles Times
Everything about this amateurishly made unpleasant gross-out comedy stinks and is degrading.
Dennis Schwartz - Ozus' World Movie Reviews
One of the worst movies I've ever seen.
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
I laughed, and frequently. There are also images I can now never forget, and kind of want to. Is this what it was like for all those people I introduced, kicking and screaming, to Aqua Teen Hunger Force?
Rob Humanick - Projection Booth
Very weird fun.
Ken McIntyre - Total Film
As co-directors, [Wareheim and Heidecker] handle the rhythm well and smoothly integrate their trademark 'clip comedy'.
Simon Foster - sbs.com.au
A nauseating child's nightmare of Sisyphean despair.
Adam Lee Davies - Little White Lies
Maybe I'm missing the joke. Hell, maybe I'm the punch line, since I couldn't find any good ones in this borderline unwatchable motion picture.
William Bibbiani - CraveOnline
Various articles describe Tim and Eric's style as 'avant garde' but we remain unconvinced.
Anna Smith - Time Out
At one point, a character says: "Let the brown foaming mess wash all over you." Whatever you are imagining happening at this juncture, I promise you it's worse.
Amber Wilkinson - Eye for Film
An unapologetically fan-only experience that might have found more success as a series of YouTube clips than a fully-fledged 94-minute movie.
Charlie Lyne - Ultra Culture
If the film is intended as a viciously satirical jab at Hollywood gentrification, it certainly hits its mark. It just isn't at all enjoyable to watch.
Niki Boyle - The List
Not nearly as endearing, nor as funny, as Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job, Billion Dollar Movie is likely to become a cult hit, but nothing more.
R. L. Shaffer - IGN DVD
It's all too appropriate that this thing is narrated by Michael Gross.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
About as funny as discovering that you have cancer, AIDS and a brain tumor all on the same day.
Matt Brunson - Creative Loafing
"Billion Dollar Movie" is proof positive that having friends is a lot more important than having talent in Hollywood.
Roger Moore - McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Tim and Eric were reportedly gleeful at mass audience walkouts during a recent Sundance screening, and they probably delight in savage reviews, bearing them with pride. Well, congrats, guys: You suck.
Corey Hall - Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
I'll be greatly surprised if anything this bad comes along again this year -- or any other year, come to that.
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Zombies would have been an improvement.
Kelly Vance - East Bay Express
Anyone interested in an early visit to Purgatory is directed to this excruciatingly unfunny, frequently repulsive movie.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
Had Billion Dollar Movie been just eight minutes on the Funny or Die website, where Heidecker and Wareheim have often appeared, it might have worked.
Leah Rozen - The Wrap
To quote an SNL sketch featuring costar and producer Will Ferrell, I don't think that legally this qualifies as cinema.
Matt Singer - Time Out Chicago
- Austin Chronicle
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Fortunately, the movie turns out to have more of a story than I would have expected, given the looseness of the TV show, and the plot provides structure and focus.
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
The dead space where laughter should be is like lead.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Common Sense Media
A shrewdly understated satire of feel-good dramas disguised as gross-out inside jokes, Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie should alternately leave some viewers in stitches while making others quickly leave the theater.
Todd Gilchrist - Boxoffice Magazine
It's when the absurdness stops momentarily and turns purely to silliness (and when the film does what any other normal film - not this one - should strive to do: build character) that the movie starts to feel long.
Eric Melin - Scene-Stealers.com
Drew Taylor - The Playlist
Like "Human Centipede 2," sans the wit, filmmaking skill and quiet dignity. . .
Peter Sobczynski - eFilmCritic.com
The elements that do work -- like the scabby sidekick played by John C. Reilly, or a gangster subplot straight out of an 80s movie -- will make you laugh so hard you'll risk convulsions.
Norman Wilner - NOW Toronto
There are some inspired sketches sprinkled throughout, but the experience is more creepy and off-putting than hilarious.
Todd Jorgenson - Cinemalogue.com
TIM & ERIC'S BILLION DOLLAR MOVIE has its moments, but ultimately it feels like a skit stretched out much too long.
JimmyO - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"Billion Dollar Movie" has the feel of improv that reached for design after the fact, in editing, and never quite found it.
Gary Thompson - Philadelphia Daily News
When Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie isn't funny, it's really not funny. When it's funny, it's terrifically deranged.
Matt Pais - RedEye
Intentionally bad is the basic ambition of sketch comics Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim and, if that's enough, then all true movie masochists should adore this steaming pile of the very stuff that inspires so much of their humor.
David Noh - Film Journal International
Roger Moore - South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Tim and Eric's man-child characters, who look at the world with wide eyes and total trust, must be an acquired taste. And while fans of the television show may enjoy this movie, this reviewer did not.
Doug Knoop - Seattle Times
The movie gleefully pushes boundaries, but it's a collection of a few worthy skit ideas and lots of non-starters in search of a unified whole.
Robert Levin - amNewYork
The picture is tonally and stylistically consistent with what they've done for TV, but those episodes run 11 minutes.
Alison Willmore - Movieline
Even with a measly $3 million dollar price tag, Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie feels like the work of comedic outlaws getting away with something.
Ian Buckwalter - NPR
The celluloid equivalent of insanity
Bill Gibron - Filmcritic.com
Do you enjoy diarrhea and screaming? Is your favorite sound effect the "gooey sploosh?" Then the heavens have answered all of your prayers.
Matt Fowler - IGN Movies
Their Billion Dollar Movie will not win new converts, and their stretched-out routines demonstrate the old saw about less sometimes being more.
Marjorie Baumgarten - Austin Chronicle
As tedious as it is antithetical.
Mark Dujsik - Mark Reviews Movies
John C. Reilly shows up as choleric man-child Taquito, and the funny begins to kick in.
Brett Michel - Boston Phoenix
Their brand of scatological nonsense may have found its most favorable home on the big screen.
Justin Strout - Orlando Weekly
Fans will love the funny and subversive moments; anyone who didn't "get" them premakeover may simply feel like they've been sitting in a "brown bath" for 93 minutes. Don't ask.
Matthew Love - Time Out New York
I can only imagine the director's commentary on the DVD will a gunshot followed by a thud.
Staci Layne Wilson - Fantastica Daily
In the race to achieve unadulterated fourth-wall breakage, Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie is the new pack leader.
Nick Schager - Slant Magazine
How much you'll enjoy Billion Dollar Movie probably comes down to your tolerance for extreme gross out humor.
Geoff Berkshire - Metromix.com
For a pair of comedians who routinely make 11 minutes of television feel like a prison sentence, their debut feature film is surprisingly palatable.
Brian Orndorf - BrianOrndorf.com
Reminded me of The Jerky Boys Movie. Not right for film.
Fred Topel - CraveOnline
In a timid comic world, Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie feels genuinely dangerous and transgressive: it makes a virtue of going way too far because other comedies don't go far enough.
Nathan Rabin - AV Club
Kevin Kelly - Film School Rejects