75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
There are laughs throughout, but Guilt Trip isn't joke-happy. The humor is light and well observed, as when Mom keeps playing the audiobook of "Middlesex," and the son gets uncomfortable hearing about anything sexual in front of his mother.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Well, it's a masterpiece compared with 'Little Fockers,' the last movie featuring Barbra Streisand.
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75

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
The humor is mostly gentle in nature; The Guilt Trip is clearly targeted at older audiences less than receptive to the crude jokes that made Rogen famous in movies like "Knocked Up" and "Zack and Miri Make a Porno."
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The Guilt Trip is not about Rogen, bubbeleh. Streisand is her own once-in-a-lifetime trip, looking gawjuss with that divine voice and those killer fingernails, and the sight of the lady scarfing down four pounds of beef at a Texas steak joint is one a Streisand lover can now cross off her bucket list.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie's silly, predictable, and surprisingly sweet - the sort of thing you can and probably should take your mother to.
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60

Movieline

The film's feel-good message is undermined by its ultimate purpose: As a vindication of the rights of Jewish mothers to annoy their children as much as they please.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
A creakily old-fashioned comedy that forgot to pack the laughs along with the nudging and kvetching.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
While the actors are appealing, their weirdly co-dependent characters aren't. And they don't learn enough to balance out the bland, intermittently irritating nature of their adventures.
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The pretext of the movie, which was directed in broadbrush-cartoon style by Anne Fletcher from a coarse-textured script by Dan Fogelman, is a road trip taken by mother, Joyce, and son, Andrew.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Audiences deserve a resounding "mea culpa" for the embarrassing dreck, masquerading as comedy, in The Guilt Trip.
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50 out of 100
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