50

The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
There's nothing wrong with the idea of trying to make a Bad News Bears for the '10s, and Rohal has the comic talent in front of the camera to do the job. In addition to Oswalt and Knoxville, he has Maura Tierney as Knoxville's wife.
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50

Los Angeles Times

It almost seems like harder work somehow to get this many comedians together and then turn out a movie that is only so fitfully funny.
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40

Time Out New York

By Eric Hynes
No amount of eccentric Americana (or slyly marginal inventiveness) can salvage this strangely lifeless - and largely laughless - gonzo comedy, which is doomed by a flimsy script, one-dimensional characterizations and distractingly inept child acting.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Surely Patton Oswalt could have leveraged all those accolades from last year's "Young Adult" into a better project than this instantly forgettable comedy.
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40

Village Voice

The unmitigated disaster of the camping trip just stays disastrous, the story never really finding its way from adversity to heroic redemption.
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25

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
A low-watt, low-wit comedy.
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25

The Playlist

By James Rocchi
Nature Calls demonstrates yet again that the real question for any bad script is not "Who wrote this garbage?" but, rather, "Who read this garbage and thought it would make a viable way to spend time?"
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20

The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
If the Boy Scouts offered a merit badge for inept filmmaking, Todd Rohal would certainly earn it with Nature Calls, an unwatchably bad movie about a camping trip gone haywire.
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12

Slant Magazine

Writer-director Todd Rohal fills muddled scenes with manic amounts of jokes that all manage to land with a thud.
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30 out of 100
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