75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Writer-directors Jon Lucas and Scott Moore find a nice balance between the over-the-top high jinks and an emotional core, which unexpectedly crystallizes relatively late in the movie.
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63

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
The bottom-line on this bottom-baring/bottom-branding farce is “Is it funny, on top of all the shocks?” And yes, it is. On a number of few occasions, all of them involving Jeff Chang.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
This paean to youthful irresponsibility applies the right crude and rude 'tude to its bulging sack of gags to have the desired effect on its target audience.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Certainty, then, is the watchword, and you can be certain of three things: There will be plenty of juvenile energy to power the vehicle; there will be a few mild chuckles en route; there will be no reason to remember the ride the instant it ends.
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38

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
Among the ingredients “21” is missing: the infectiously random silliness of a Zach Galifianakis, the smug hunkiness of a Bradley Cooper, and any sort of Vegas-y gloss whatsoever.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Despite its collegiate setting, 21 and Over is pretty much for people with an IQ of 21 and under.
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38

Chicago Sun-Times

This is one of those 93-minute movies that seem about 88 minutes too long. Or not worth making in the first place.
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20

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
How ironic (depressing? predictable?) that the week after we celebrate the best in movies, we are force-fed its very worst. 21 & Over is filmmaking by formula, and evidence of Hollywood’s assumption that appealing to viewers’ basest instincts will always pay off.
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12

Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
By the dictates of the boys-will-be-boys party genre, 21 and Over is so tame that it barely manages to even be offensive.
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12

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Just because your comedy is dumb doesn’t mean it’s funny.
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34 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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