Get Him to the Greek One of Year's Funniest
Jonah Hill and Russell Brand score with Apatow formula
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2010 7:13 AM CDT

(Newser) – Jonah Hill and Russell Brand keep the critics largely amused in Get Him to the Greek, another Judd Apatow-produced flick that has a nervous record exec (Hill) trying to get a troublesome rock star (Brand) from London to NYC to LA's Greek Theatre:

  • Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: "The golden age of comedy—this new golden age, which will only be apparent years from now, when it's over—continues with the release of Get Him to the Greek, which is so comically fertile and yet so grounded in the reality of its characters that it's really a kind of marvel."
  • Andrew O'Hehir, Salon: "An awkward, intermittently hilarious and mostly enjoyable mishmash."

  • AO Scott, New York Times: "Displays the bawdy-sweet mixture that is the signature of the Judd Apatow school of screen comedy. Anarchic and occasionally slipshod as it may be, (it) was made with enough care to earn the affection of its fans."
  • Claudia Puig, USA Today: "The concept is inspired, and the movie has some very funny moments. But about halfway through this long weekend, the frantic tale grows flimsy."

 

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