- Trailers & Clips
- Press reviews
- User reviews
- Did you know?
based on 11 reviews
The Daily Telegraph
Every magazine or newspaper has its own scoring system, it will be adapted to Screenrush's scale from 1 to 5 stars.
11 Press Reviews
by David Denby
'The last third of Funny People is a further development of the question that Knocked Up asked: What does it take to be a husband? Apatow, who probably understands the obsessive loneliness of comics as well as anyone, also knows a thing or two about family life. The miracle of Funny People is that it brings these two entirely dissimilar, even antagonistic worlds into a single, resonant whole.'
The complete review is available at New Yorker
The Daily Telegraph
by Tim Robey
'The film has some obvious problems - it sprawls, and goes on too long. But it's funny in such a thoughtful, rounded, adult way, and deflects sentimentality so confidently, that it won me over anyway.'
The complete review is available at The Daily Telegraph
by Peter Bradshaw
'It is self-indulgent and long, but also very funny with touching and inspired moments ... it is one of the most enjoyable films of the year.'
The complete review is available at The Guardian
by Jamie Graham
'A comedy-drama full of beauty and ugliness, profundity and profanity. Eventually loses its way but, for at least 100 minutes, it's some sort of masterpiece.'
The complete review is available at Total Film
by Premiere Staff
'The drama aspect is necessary to the story, but it just drags on too long. The movie clocks in around 2 hours and 20 minutes. I can't help but think what might have been if there had been a bit more editing.'
by The Sneak
'There is little insight here beyond showing that comics rely on jokes about sexual organs. And that, like Sandler's career, soon ceases to provide big laughs.'
The complete review is available at The Sun
by Tom Huddleston
'This is a generous, goodhearted, enjoyable movie, loaded with memorable characters and genuine wit. But there's such a thing as giving a little too much.'
The complete review is available at Time Out
New York Times
by Manohla Dargis
'Mr. Sandler is effortlessly charmless, and in his performance you see the risky movie this might have been if Mr. Apatow had pushed harder.'
The complete review is available at New York Times
The Independent on Sunday
by Jonathan Romney
'Despite the lack of discipline, Apatow is trying to stretch himself, to say something about human nature'
The complete review is available at The Independent on Sunday
by Wendy Ide
'Sandler, he's such a dull character. Heavy-lidded inertia occasionally gives way to bursts of acid malice - there's little here that suggests a comic genius who commands legions of fans. He's sporadically entertaining, but inconsistent and somehow empty - much like the film itself.'
The complete review is available at The Times
by Anthony Quinn
'In which comedy meister Judd Apatow tries to meld his trademark scatological humour to a character-based drama and ends up with a Lawrence Kasdan movie for the emotionally stunted.'
The complete review is available at The Independent
Want to see more reviews ?
- The best film of all time according to users
- The best films of all time by the press