88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This is the rare screwball comedy that is superbly paced, cleverly plotted and hilarious from start to finish.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Best of all, the filmmakers know when to pull the plug. Date Night clocks in at 88 minutes and would not have been as funny at 89.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
In addition to Carell and Fey, Date Night boasts a deft supporting cast...Best of all are a very droll James Franco and Mila Kunis as the downtown hipsters for whom the Fosters are mistaken.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
For this 21st-century Nick and Nora Charles, the flame is kept alive despite his nighttime anti-snore nose strip and her nighttime bite guard -- thanks to a shared appreciation of the hilarity of nose strips and bite guards.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Watching these two intensely likable comedians work together is a special pleasure.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
These talented performers star in two of the wittiest, most sophisticated sitcoms on the air, but for this movie pairing they're stuck with an endlessly silly plot line and overblown physical mayhem that is instantly forgettable. The fact that they make it so funny nonetheless is a testament to their abilities.
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68

NPR

Date Night isn't great; it's not really going for "great." But it's a well-executed comedy with a warm but not cloying center.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Stay for the outtakes – they’re improv delights, suggesting the movie that might have been if they had just left it all to Carell and Fey.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The trouble is, too much of director Shawn Levy's '80s-ish lark is filled with noise, when it really needed more quietly silly stuff.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Date Night manages to live down to its store-brand title.
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56 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.