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Based on 36 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 109 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's the work of a major talent. Apatow scores by crafting the film equivalent of a stand-up routine that encompasses the joy, pain, anger, loneliness and aching doubt that go into making an audience laugh. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Funny People is a true brass ring effort, a reach for excellence that takes big risks. It's 146 minutes, with a story that's more European in feeling than American. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Funny People nimbly intersperses humor and reflection. It is a rumination on mortality, fame and life choices, punctuated with Apatow's trademark raunchy humor. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The denizens of Judd Apatow’s Funny People have been pulled every which way to fit a misshapen concept, yet they remain painfully unfunny, and consistently off-putting. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Funny People turns out to be fairly predictable, and not so rough. In a thoroughly satisfying way. show more

  • 30
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Gets old fast. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Apatow is on the right track. In moving his adolescent male comedies into more adult realms, the humor sharpens and characters deepen. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The thing about Funny People is that it's a real movie. That means carefully written dialogue and carefully placed supporting performances -- and it's ABOUT SOMETHING. show more

  • 88
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Turns out to be one of the most absorbing films of the year. Plus it has lots of wiener jokes. show more

  • 88
    TV Guide

    The result is a raucously funny and poignant love letter to standup comics. show more

  • April 30, 2011 nf00000000090272
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    LOVE IT!! It is definitely not a typical Adam Sandler/Seth Rogan movie but once you get passed that and used to them using dark humor you will love this movie. this movie is an emotional rollercoaster!

  • September 06, 2010 drarthurwells
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    Uneven and convoluted plot. Sad as much as funny. Shallow people, wasted lives, welcome to the USA. It was hard to keep with it until the end.

  • August 14, 2010 Diego45469
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  • June 21, 2010 ireckin1971
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    Not entertaining, actually boring. Dissapointed as an Adam Sandler fan.

  • January 24, 2010 Doctormircoslav
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    Not funny, no story, not good at all. Don t waste your time !!! No stars for this crap movie. Regards Mircoslav

  • January 24, 2010 ipodmovies1
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    watch this movie at

  • January 02, 2010 Kellirose5
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    Wow, im shocked but not surprised at the horrible reviews this movie got. Most of these people seemed to only focus on the cussing and not get the message Judd Apatow was trying to send. Sandler basically plays a vamped up, dousche version of himself. He's great in the role, spectacular actually, really capturing the reality of being a star with no one to share his wealth with. I think most people saying it was nothing but crude and sexual jokes aren't accustomed to the Appatow writitng thats taking over comedy in Hollywood. He uses the vulgar and language in just the fact ********* a real aspect in life. If your actually trying to focus on the plot, then the language blends in. And on the stand up your missing the point that Seth and Adam start out nervous, bad, and not funny but gradually increase to becoming very funny. This is not a flat slapstick, sterotypical Adam Sandler movie. He really expanded his acting herizons into more of a real comedy actor who can emplore dramatic depths to his comedy. Great movie, Great soundtrack. My favorite of the year.

  • November 25, 2009 LeGeNdKiLLaRKO16
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    I didn't see it yet..

  • September 18, 2009 Cotnam750
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    Not funny, No Story, Please don'******* your time and money. Oh Adam Sandler where are the laughs you use to give us

  • September 18, 2009 Scott
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    Don't let reviews scare you off. I thought it was a really good movie... slow at a few points... but still very good! Seth rogen was excellent in movie..


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