83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Graeme and Clive, representatives of a nation of nonbelievers in UFOs and big dinner portions, come to the psychic capital of a country that wants to believe, and they're transformed. In Paul, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost do likewise, in celebration of what the Spielbergian cosmos is all about.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
Affectionate, funny and action-packed sci-fi spoof.
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80

NPR

A good-hearted, funny movie.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
This is a well-made, well-plotted and sensitive movie.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Rogen is a nonstop hoot, but it's the byplay between Frost and Pegg that roots the laughs in characters we care about. That's right: characters. No anal probes.
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70

Movieline

Fortunately, the movie is studded with performances that demonstrate the cast's skills, such as Kristen Wiig's soggy white-bread delusional Christian Ruth.
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63

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Where Paul takes off is in its embrace and knowledge of sci-fi icons.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A decent comedy, good-natured if unspecial, amusing if rarely hilarious.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A big fat geek kiss to the movies of Steven Spielberg and his fanboys, Paul is a mild, meandering comedy.
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38

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Never achieves the exhilarating feat of exemplifying the types of Hollywood movies it wants to unpack.
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57 out of 100
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