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Based on 10 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 30
    Justin Lowe The Hollywood Reporter

    Ill-advised and amateurishly executed, Ass Backwards begins with a passably funny concept and runs it into the ground within 20 minutes. show more

  • 50
    Jordan Hoffman

    Co-writers and stars June Diane Raphael (“Whitney,” “New Girl”) and Casey Wilson (“Happy Endings”) are genuine and true comic performers. Even though the story stunk, the set pieces were uninspired and the direction was downright wretched, when these two are “on” and doing schtick, they are absolutely fresh and hilarious. show more

  • 63

    It's infectious, and the daffy, breezy way they play off each other makes Ass Backwards way more enjoyable than it ought to be. show more

  • 30
    Mike D'Angelo The Dissolve

    Apparently unsure whether to go with the lazy idea of a disastrous beauty pageant or the equally lazy idea of a zany road trip, Raphael and Wilson lazily combine the two. show more

  • 20
    Time Out New York

    Wilson and Raphael have been a comedy team for years, and they riff off each other expertly; too often, however, that’s all they do. show more

  • 70
    Chris Packham Village Voice

    The episodic story and minimal budget result in a small canvas over which these two huge characters dominate. show more

  • 30
    Robert Abele Los Angeles Times

    The scenarios in Ass Backwards, which director Chris Nelson contributed to by filming in focus, feel arbitrary rather than organic, as if the creators' list of humor targets — lesbian bikers, trailer trash, drug-addicted reality TV stars, pageant world denizens — were picked out of a hat. show more

  • 30
    Neil Genzlinger The New York Times

    The film, a comedy without much comedy in it... clumsily tries to merge road trip humor and beauty pageant parody. show more

  • 30
    Dennis Harvey Variety

    Ass Backwards proves that no amount of comic talent can shine — or raise a chuckle — in the absence of even halfway decent material. show more

  • 75
    The A.V. Club

    Although some of the road-trip clichés are unavoidable, Ass Backwards overcomes the obvious beats with clever, occasionally dark jokes that reveal the sharpness of its stars’ writing. show more

  • February 10, 2014 Daffix
    Report This User

    Fairly intriguing premise, but a sour script made for a dull outcome.

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