The Ex Synopsis
An underachiever must work for his father-in-law after his pregnant wife quits her job.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Some of the most tasteless and un-PC comedy in the film is also the funniest - Farrelly Brothers-style humor that plays off the Bateman...
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TV Guide

By Angel Cohn
Braff and Bateman have a good, darkly comic chemistry, but there aren't nearly enough moments like the brutally funny, "Murderball"-style...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
If you want a relationship comedy that feels like last year's stuff, doesn't go far enough in any direction and is made watchable only by...
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By James Berardinelli
The movie is populated by dislikeable individuals doing unpleasant things but isn't redeemed by the vein of viciously black comedy that...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
For a comedy, it's not really funny.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Though there are giggles here and there, the film is inexcusably unfunny.
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Boston Globe

By Janice Page
The next time Grodin attempts a comeback, it would be so great if he avoids movies where he might be upstaged by a sandwich stunt.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's a pretty twisted concept, bordering on offensive. But mostly it's just not funny.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The Ex isn't painful, horrible or despicable, but it is an amazing mess.
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Entertainment Weekly

A painful comedy that reduces the "Garden State" star to pratfalls while many comic A-teamers around him (including Paul Rudd and Amy Adams)...
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By Ashley82303
Well, I have to say I liked the movie.. It was a good mix of funny/serious. Sometimes you feel that a certain character is a little "over the top" but other than that, it's hilarious. I love ZB,...

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By jigga5599
funnest movie ive seen in awhile.laughed the whole way through.definately a must see...

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By mcbrett
on the stupid side but good cast...

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By motherteresa35
Of course i'll see The Ex, Zach is in my top 8 on Myspace, why wouldn't I? I can imagine if I had seen it and then I were to write my review, I would say something like this: The Ex is a delightful...

Go, If there nothing else to see

By NathanielQueen
A very filmsy dark comedy....

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By Diane Bellizzi
Not a great movie, but fun mindless entertainment. My husband and I both had a few laughs---we both liked Zach and Amanda....

If you like Zach Braff... GO!!!!!

By UF_Gators
In order for you to enjoy this movie to the fullest, you have to love/know Zach Braff (Scrubs, Garden State, The Last Kiss)... His smart, quirky humor makes this movie. The movie isn't a blockbuster...

Jason steals the show!

By Shellyne
Three of my favorite comedians in one movie: Zach, Amanda and Jason. I have to say though, Jason stole the show! He was hilarious! We took our two teenagers (probably not a good idea for the...

Not so good

By Mr_Jayhawk
Braff, Peet and Bateman are all very funny comedic actors, and among my favorites. But after minute 15 in this film, the script fails them miserably. The plot and characters have the potential to be...


By hereiam29
I was looking for a funny movie. There were three funny points. It was SOOO predictable. I hate spending money on a movie that should have gone right to DVD....

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Rated PG-13 | For sexual content, brief language and a drug reference
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Uneven Braff comedy OK, but lacks excitement.
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