91

The Playlist

By Drew Taylor
A welcome change of pace and a truly hilarious, heartfelt experience.
Full Review
63

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
It’s a brief movie, and perhaps all that preamble is meant to justify the ticket price. The best advice is to walk in about 25 minutes after the lights go down. You’ll still get all the laughs, and you won’t have to hear about Hart’s YouTube hits.
Full Review
63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
If you were to judge Let Me Explain purely on its performance portion, filmed at Madison Square Garden during Hart's 2012 tour, the film would merit a full extra star. But at 75 minutes, it feels too skimpy to rave over.
Full Review
63

Washington Post

It’s all in the name of comedy, and it mostly works, with a couple of exceptions, including an especially mean-spirited and somewhat violent tirade against a fan he met in an airport.
Full Review
60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Some of Hart’s set — including jokes about his security team and an inspired recounting of a disastrous trip to a dude ranch — is hilarious. And his profane outrage is often funny enough to sell the weaker writing.
Full Review
60

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Diverting but not enough to expand Kevin Hart's fan base much.
Full Review
60

The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
Fans will love it; their main complaint may be that it ends too soon. Amateur psychologists in the audience, meanwhile, may be asking why such a successful guy seems so defensive.
Full Review
50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Intermittently funny. But the movie's first 20 minutes is devoted to tediously showing how his career has taken off around the world. That might be fine if this were a documentary, or if it were done more artfully, and with humor — since we go into the movie expecting a 75-minute laugh-fest.
Full Review
50

The Dissolve

By Genevieve Koski
The Kevin Hart brand is clearly doing well, but Let Me Explain doesn’t seem interested in providing anything more than a surface-level presentation of the product.
Full Review
40

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
The hour of mike time isn't as strong as such previous dispatches as "Seriously…Funny."
Full Review
53 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.