Hall Pass Movie Reviews

Hall Pass

Hall Pass

Release Date: Feb 25, 2011

Genre: Comedy

Rating: (R)

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  • 1
    First, those who rated this flick 5 stars.... this actually passed through my mind while sitting in the theater... must be paid by the studio to promote the movie.

    Next: Why show more than a full minute of a man's p****? The plot goes way out of it's way to bring in full frontal MALE nudity in a way that has absolutely no tie-in later in the movie.

    I laughed at the South Park movie. Silly body-function humor can make me chuckle. However, I remember laughing only twice in this movie. Horror films have more laughs than that.

    One sick thing promoted in the film is the *only implied* notion that allowing your spouse to philander is actually healthy for a marriage. What a lie! If you are not completely in love with your spouse, it is not going to be cured by an affair.

    This movie just plain sucks. It is everything that makes Hollywood Hellywood. Vulgar, base, and corrupting, but with none of what it promised: laughs.

    There should be a -10 option here. My formerly high opinion of Owen Wilson is destroyed after this one. I will never be able to enjoy his hapless antics as before. What a loss. Wish I never saw this one.

    (pukes)

    Don't go!
  • 3
    Before I start this review I just want to say that I don’t understand that concept of this film at all. The premise behind the movie is that when a sleeping wife decides her husband needs a little freedom, she lets him have a hall pass which basically means he can do whatever he wants for 1 week, including cheating. The initial joy of that premise is killed quickly though when you realize how ridiculous that really is. The Farrelly brothers are known for their great comedies but I don’t think this will be listed among them. Although I do love the Farrelly brothers and all of the actors in this film, the movie just falls short. I won’t say that entire movie wasn’t funny because there were some definitely funny parts but overall I just was satisfied.
  • 1
    I truly can not believe that this film was made by Farrelly brothers and i am deeply disappointed that they made this complete disaster of the comedy. Their movies used to be so energetic and funny and imaginative but this film was none of those things. I really thought that I will fall asleep during it and it is supposed to be a comedy but I did not laugh once. Most of the jokes were gross and involved either private parts or pooping, was this movie meant to be seen by five year-olds? The acting was not good either, Sudeikis and Willson seemed to be rehearsing their lines throughout the film and not really acting. The ending of the film was kind of sweet but that is the only good comment I have about this film.
  • 2
    It is yet another stupid comedy that has a pathetic story, no heart, no humor and poor performances. I did not expect much from this film but it did give me hope when I heard that Farrelly brothers were directing it. Unfortunately it was a false hope and I was greatly disappointed. First of all the movie did not look good visually, the lighting was wrong and it did not serve the actors at all. The film was also cheap and unoriginal, it was not funny and the storyline was straight up ridiculous. There are a lot of extremely vulgar jokes that do not work and a lot of gross jokes about bodily fluids (was the film meant for 5 year-olds?). The performance by Owen Wilson was very boring and without his usual spark (he also looked out of shape). Jason Sudeikis had a good energy but his character was so ridiculous.
  • 5
    This is the funniest movie since Wild Hogs. My husband and I, have both, NEVERRRRRRRRRR laughed so hard!!!!! And the other couple are right- EVERYONE in the theater was laughing out loud, the whole time!! I will definately see this one again and again!
  • 5
    Do not believe the critics on this one.....My wife and I laughed out loud through this whole movie as did everyone else in the movie. One of the funniest ones of the year. It really addresses some real life marriage issues in the 35-45 year old crowd. A MUST SEE!!!!
  • 1
    I expected so much more from this film and I was definitely disappointed. I really thought that Farrelly brothers would make a better comedy with more sophisticated and original jokes, unfortunately they did not. The jokes were not funny(unless you find poop jokes funny) and not original, the whole story was plain stupid and very predictable. If you saw the trailers for the film, you pretty much know what will happen and how it is going to end. Wilson and Sudeikis gave an allright performances but definitely nothing special. Applegate was amazing as usual, she has a very good presence and truly brightened up the screen. On the other hand Fisher was terrible, she was so boring and I think she just forgot how to act in this film. Overall, the film is not worth your money or your time.
  • 2
    This comedy totally sucked and I wish i have saved my time and my money and stayed home. The jokes were cheap and not funny and the whole film was unoriginal and morally corrupted. It is full of p**** and poop jokes and it just makes me straight up angry and it insults my intelligence. I mean, I was not expecting anything deep from this film but I really did not think that 90% of the jokes will be so pathetic. There was absolutely no character development in the film and the dialogue was pretty awful. Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis seem to be on an autopilot throughout the film and their performances are tolerable but definitely not satisfying. Stephen Merchant, who plays Gary gave the best performance and he created a character that keeps you interested and it definitely brightened up the film a lot. I suggest to stay at home and maybe rent this film if you are very very bored.
  • 2
    We're a long way from the 90s, when the Farrelly Brothers were the kings of gross out comedy. There's Something About Mary is still the apex of the genre, and while they've done some funny stuff since, they've been bypassed by younger, hipper, funnier filmmakers (read: Judd Apatow). The Farrellys make a valiant effort at meshing middle aged angst with their stock in trade in Hall Pass, but it just proves their past their prime.

    Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis play married men who, no matter how horny they may be, are completely whipped by married family life. Their wives, sensing that it's driving them mad, give them a week off from marriage, so they can go out and sow their oats. Of course, they've been married for so long that they've forgotten how to do this. This leads to a lot of awkwardness and gross out comedy.

    There are some funny parts to this film, but they are few and far between. The problem here is tone. The Farrellys have a hard time reconciling the gross from the heartfelt, which wasn't a problem in their younger days. A lot of this films reeks of desperation. They're trying so hard for laughs that at times, it's just sad. It seems that the filmmakers are on the same journey as their main characters: they're all way over the hill, but just trying to grasp on to their youth, and failing at it in the most pathetic way possible.

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