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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Steve Carell, best known as a team player on "The Daily Show," "The Office" and such movies as "Anchorman," earns top-banana status as Andy. He is flat-out hilarious. show more

  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    A love story that gets the single male culture down so honestly and unapologetically that it can't help but push the boundaries of political correctness. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Carell accomplishes the task of being sweet-natured without becoming cloying. show more

  • 70
    Wall Street Journal

    The jokes fly fast and sometimes very funny. They are, more often, crude and homophobic. Still, a genuine sweetness lurks. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Apatow's film succeeds in having its virginity and losing it, too. Like "Wedding Crashers," it purges its cynicism with romanticism. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Works on every level. The humor and language are as crude as an R rating allows, but Carell and Apatow's script is so hip, funny and - yes - innocent that it's never offensive. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Sticking to one joke in an unconscionably long film makes for a very stale, witless and repetitive comedy. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Surprisingly insightful, as buddy comedies go, and it has a good heart and a lovable hero. show more

  • 88
    Allison Benedikt Chicago Tribune

    Yes, Steve Carell can carry a movie. Yes, Judd Apatow can direct a movie. Yes, we'll all relate to a middle-aged virgin. And yes, when an aesthetician yells to her assistant "we're gonna need more wax," you best run. show more

  • 88
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Hilarious and imaginatively crude with a surprising sweet and subtle aftertaste that prevents it from flopping, limp and brainless, into the sugary abyss of romantic predictability. show more

  • July 19, 2010 triplejloy
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    Aratow got this right when he cated Carrell, could not of imagined the part being played by any one else. Simple premise, simply excellent 81 out of 100

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