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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    You'll notice that the actors are way overqualified for this nonsense. But the kick they get out of one another is what pulls you in. Traeger's script does more than strain credulity, it administers multiple fractures. show more

  • 50
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    The film clicks briefly when capturing the silliness of XXX concerns, especially in script-development scenes. But whatever hilarity might have prevailed on the set doesn't translate to the screen. Intrusive music and last-act contrivances do nothing to lift the flat tone or allow the film to earn its intended emotional payoff. show more

  • 33
    Marc Mohan Portland Oregonian

    All this star power goes for naught in Traeger's film, which tries to blend bucolic sweetness with juvenile let's-make-a-porno jokes. show more

  • 25
    William Arnold Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    A sleazy, uninspired, pathetically unfunny sex farce. show more

  • 50
    Hazel-Dawn Dumpert L.A. Weekly

    The Amateurs is nothing if not easy to watch. Yet, as a writer, Traeger is consternatingly adolescent and glib. show more

  • 30
    Los Angeles Times

    There are no laughs to be found in writer-director Michael Traeger's would-be comedy The Amateurs, but there is one big mystery: how actors of this caliber could have been convinced to take part. show more

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