75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
You'll notice that the actors are way overqualified for this nonsense. But the kick they get out of one another is what pulls you in. Traeger's script does more than strain credulity, it administers multiple fractures.
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50

L.A. Weekly

By Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
The Amateurs is nothing if not easy to watch. Yet, as a writer, Traeger is consternatingly adolescent and glib.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
The film clicks briefly when capturing the silliness of XXX concerns, especially in script-development scenes. But whatever hilarity might have prevailed on the set doesn't translate to the screen. Intrusive music and last-act contrivances do nothing to lift the flat tone or allow the film to earn its intended emotional payoff.
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33

Portland Oregonian

By Marc Mohan
All this star power goes for naught in Traeger's film, which tries to blend bucolic sweetness with juvenile let's-make-a-porno jokes.
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30

Los Angeles Times

There are no laughs to be found in writer-director Michael Traeger's would-be comedy The Amateurs, but there is one big mystery: how actors of this caliber could have been convinced to take part.
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25

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By William Arnold
A sleazy, uninspired, pathetically unfunny sex farce.
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45 out of 100
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