Couples Retreat Synopsis
Four Midwestern couples embark on a journey to a tropical island resort but find out their vacation is not what they expected.
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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...
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By James Berardinelli
Despite being mediocre and largely forgettable, Couples Retreat is not unpleasant, although it's easier to recommend it for home viewing...
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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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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...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

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

By Claudia Puig
Tedious, unromantic, sophomoric and only sporadically funny.
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By Mark Jenkins
First-time feature director Peter Billingsley could have enlivened the action with more vigorous editing. Everything takes too long, and...
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San Francisco Chronicle

Too bad the movie is spoiling the view.
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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...
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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...
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Hilarious!!! ............

By Movie- Lover0018
I went to the movie premier yesterday and found the movie to be Fun, very funny from beginning to end, had good actors, and left me wanting to see it again when it comes out in Oct. 9!!!...

no comment

By truplaya7272
Vince is one of my favorite actors and there are also many other great actors in couples retreat but this movie was plain horrible. I read the reviews here on fandango and dont get how people say a...

Come for the laughs, stay for the therapy

By RandytheMovieFan
Pleasant fun with some relationship insights that could have more than a few people in the audience looking sideways at their partner. Some of the characters and situations seemed forced or...

So-so is perfect description

By TerpsFan72
With the comedic talent in this movie I sure expected more. A very bland comedy that doesn't hold up well at all in second viewing....

Funny but...

By Dimez
PG-13!! Not for teens. This movie "covertly" endorses orgies, excessive alcohol, and dressing half naked as a way to find love. Most teens won't know that the message is to overcome your temptations...

Retreat Usually Follows a Defeat

By SWFloridaFilmFan
Like Vince Vaughn's "The Break-Up," this rom-com has its funny moments, to be sure, but overall it just fails to satisfy. The cast is likeable and talented, but the plot is so cookie cutter that...


By BranFlakes1981
It definately had its moments but I could've told you almost the entire plot before the movie even started... Maybe I've just seen more movies than the average joe but this was extremely predictable....

Felt like I was seeing pornagraphy

By lgvick
My husband and I received movie money and thought this might be good. I half expected some sexuality, but not what I saw. This could have been a good if they would have left out many MANY sexual...

Five Word Review

hilarious vince at his BEST...

Age appropriate?

By Mbgirl2228
I am a 13 year and went to see this movie and i went with my friend and her mom. I have to say that this movie is really really funny, but if i had a 13 year old I WOULD NOT let my kid see this...

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Rated PG-13 | For for sexual content and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Vaughn/Favreau marriage comedy has lots of sex, drinking.
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