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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 18 June 2017
This is a middle-of-the-road 'coming of age when you're having a bit of a mid-life existential glitch' sort of film. There's some toe-curlingly embarrassing chatting-up for the men, while the women emerge as more grown up, more of the time. So no, this is not an art house documentary; but neither is it a smack-in-the-chops cartoon-style laugh-fest. It's a well-cast, occasionally thought provoking movie that just about avoids becoming sentimental. Plus the occasional gross-out moment, and a penis or two (or one and a half).
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on 12 December 2017
Judging by many negative comments I thought this would be pretty bad film, but the film is not that bad at all yes it is not super funny or super thought provoking, it is a light comedy for grown ups (and am saying grown ups because you need certain experience of life to understand characters in it) which will make you laugh and that is what it counts. Just enough to be an easy evening film.
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on 9 November 2011
Do you remember when the Farrelly Brothers used to be funny? All the goodwill they built up during the `Dumb and Dumber', `Kingpin' and `Mary' days are well gone in a sea of `The Ringer' and `The Heartbreak Kid'. In their best work they were able to balance sick jokes with real heart, now they seem to knock out mediocre comedies which feel awfully dated. Where does `Hall Pass' rate in their tableau of sins? About halfway as it a surprisingly decent film by the Brothers Farrelly, and although it no top comedy, it is a reasonable watch with a few laughs.

The secret to why `Hall Pass' is better than their previous few films is that the heart is back. The main characters Rick (Owen Wilson) and Fred (Jason Sudeikis) are idiots, but still likable (Fred more so than Rick). It is their wives that make the film bearable, having to put up with their nonsense with good grace and charm. Janna Fischer and Christina Applegate are the stars of the film and although they play a background role, they are the base that the film works from - if you cannot believe that they genuinely love Rick and Fred, the film just won't work.

With workable relationships at its centre, the Farrelly's would have to go a long way to ruin the film, and they almost do. The sick humour is ever present and as amusing as it was in 1998, it is pure dated nonsense by now. The entire format is tired, like a couple of blokes in their 40s churning out stuff that people used to find amusing. Thankfully, the cast make a good job of some dubious material and drag it up to an average standard. There is also the highlight of Stephen Merchant in his cameo, especially at the end.

Overall, `Hall Pass' just manages to leave the classroom.
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on 15 November 2015
I'm always a bit down on comedies, but I really enjoyed this. It has some laugh out loud moments and the story is good. The sauna scene made me laugh even after the movie finished...just one of the best scenes I've seen, you just don't expect it. It has the usual moralistic American thing going on, but the journey is enjoyable. Have a few beers and enjoy the ride. Your gf or wife will enjoy it to...
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on 28 December 2017
Superb movie with absolutely hilarious scenes, excellent humour, great actors and slendid film.

An enjoyable comedy that will constantly keep you entertained, five out of five.
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on 8 October 2016
I normally stay away from these typical American comedy films, mainly because the actors associated with these kind films annoy me. I like Owen Wilson, however so thought I would give this a try. Wasn't expecting too much, but it was much better than I expected.
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on 9 April 2018
Good film.
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on 16 January 2015
A movie that's looks at the guys who would rather be with most of the woman they see everyday, but never plucked up the courage in their teens. So now married feel they should have the opportunity to be given a Free Week to make it so.
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on 1 August 2017
some funny bits nothing special
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on 13 January 2017
Better than expected with a few funny moment to be fair. Worth a watch.
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