75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Naughty and nice is a killer-hard combo to pull off. Stick with Rogen and Banks. They rock it.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Along with the awkward romantic exchanges that always seem to find their way into Smith's movies, there's also a sweetness that you don't often see in films that average multiple f-words per minute.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks make a lovable couple; she's pretty and goes one-for-one on the bleep language, and Rogen, how can I say this, is growing on me, the big lug.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Rudely silly rather than transgressively shocking, Zack and Miri is the sort of bawdy but fundamentally decent farce you could take Grandma to, provided Grandma were familiar with the oeuvre of Traci Lords.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Despite shortcomings and implausibility linked to their roles as written, Rogen and Banks come off with surprising charm and grace.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
By the halfway mark, Rogen's performance, like his voice, is less cuddly than grating, and the carbonated giggle that is Elizabeth Banks grows flat. This one's for the Smith cultists.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Longs to be a smutty film with a heart of gold. Instead, it's a funny concept whose execution does not live up to its potential.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The moments when "Z&M" works are, almost without exception, the ones that are more sweet than shocking. All the rest, frankly, feel like Apatow Lite.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A Smith production is always noisy, shambling, and liberally smutty on the outside while conservatively gooey on the inside.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It's really dumb, even though it starts promisingly and continues, in a self-infatuated way, to consider itself quite bright.
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56 out of 100
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