67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Thanks to Vaughn, Favreau, and the stray sharp lines that pop out of everyone else, the film at least offers the lively sound of egos that still know how to swing.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Despite being mediocre and largely forgettable, Couples Retreat is not unpleasant, although it's easier to recommend it for home viewing than for a trip to a theater.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
You'll have a few laughs, for sure. Just don't expect to enjoy yourself as much as everybody on screen.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A good idea for a sophisticated comedy lurks within the latest Jon Favreau-Vince Vaughn collaboration, Couples Retreat, but the filmmakers lack the courage of their convictions. So the payoff is mixed at best.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
The story and the humor get progressively skimpier than an Ipanema bikini.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Tedious, unromantic, sophomoric and only sporadically funny.
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35

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
First-time feature director Peter Billingsley could have enlivened the action with more vigorous editing. Everything takes too long, and the slapstick sequences are particularly lethargic.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

Too bad the movie is spoiling the view.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The cast got to spend a month shooting on Bora Bora. So that explains why they're in the movie. Why you'd spend good money for a ticket to watch them have all the fun and not have any fun yourself passes understanding.
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25

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Everything about Couples Retreat feels plastic, though: the jokes, the trees, the extras, the attitudes. It’s dumbed-down entertainment aimed at a dumbed-down audience - the comedy equivalent of a McMansion.
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23 out of 100
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