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Based on 29 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 82 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    There are laughs throughout, but Guilt Trip isn't joke-happy. The humor is light and well observed, as when Mom keeps playing the audiobook of "Middlesex," and the son gets uncomfortable hearing about anything sexual in front of his mother. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Audiences deserve a resounding "mea culpa" for the embarrassing dreck, masquerading as comedy, in The Guilt Trip. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The pretext of the movie, which was directed in broadbrush-cartoon style by Anne Fletcher from a coarse-textured script by Dan Fogelman, is a road trip taken by mother, Joyce, and son, Andrew. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    While the actors are appealing, their weirdly co-dependent characters aren't. And they don't learn enough to balance out the bland, intermittently irritating nature of their adventures. show more

  • 50
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    A creakily old-fashioned comedy that forgot to pack the laughs along with the nudging and kvetching. show more

  • 60

    The film's feel-good message is undermined by its ultimate purpose: As a vindication of the rights of Jewish mothers to annoy their children as much as they please. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Well, it's a masterpiece compared with 'Little Fockers,' the last movie featuring Barbra Streisand. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    The humor is mostly gentle in nature; The Guilt Trip is clearly targeted at older audiences less than receptive to the crude jokes that made Rogen famous in movies like "Knocked Up" and "Zack and Miri Make a Porno." show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The movie's silly, predictable, and surprisingly sweet - the sort of thing you can and probably should take your mother to. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Guilt Trip is cinematic comfort food for road trip fans who aren't given indigestion by Streisand. show more

  • August 02, 2013 bn00000000158696
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    Love the guy in other movies but this one is a bad one in a lot of aspects

  • June 03, 2013 tennty01
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    This movie is absolutely worth taking some time out of your day to watch. It is definitely a clean, soft witty kind of comedy, with a heartwarming story, that teaches that even after growing up we may still have some growing up to do. I\'m 21 and both boyfriend and I enjoyed this film very much.

  • May 13, 2013 ef00000000150096
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    flat movie, so annoying. a waste of two hours.

  • May 08, 2013 nictancredi
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    HORRIBLE!! I WAS EMBARRASSED FOR SETH ROGEN... Babs was PAINFUL!! It was TYPICAL and the jokes were BOGUS... UGHHH Mediocre Jokes at best. I love both Seth Rogen AND Barbara Streisand but YOWCH...

  • May 05, 2013 mv00000000148382
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    This movie wasn't bad...Barbra Streisand still looks pretty good, ************ obvious she has had work done. Her voice in this movie sounds like nails on a chalkboard, but she was cute enough to tolerate it.

  • April 24, 2013 Michael
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    I really enjoyed it. Well written with a wonderful twist ending. Barbra and Smith are a great team. Very natural. Best acting I\'ve seen from Barbra in a long time. She made it look effortless. Wonderful.

  • January 21, 2013 landisdl
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    absolutely dreadful movie

  • January 16, 2013 mikesmutt
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    us folks with Jewish moms will really appreciate this movie---uneven at times but a lot of smiles and a real nice way to spend an afternoon

  • January 12, 2013 yt00000000134792
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    I thought the chemistry between Seth Rogen and Barbara Streisand was very good. I liked the message of the movie. I was a good comedy.

  • January 11, 2013 qi00000000134798
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    I saw this with my daughter and am taking my mom to see it today. Great movie!

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