Ass Backwards
Ass Backwards (2013)

Kate (June Diane Raphael) and Chloe (Casey Wilson) are two childhood best friends who met when they placed dead last in their hometown beauty pageant. Now they are all grown up and living in New York City, where Chloe works as a "girl… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: January 27, 2014
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Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Christy Lemire
RogerEbert.com

As with any kind of episodic or sketch comedy, some gags land more effectively than others, although you'll likely find a line or a beat or an image that makes you laugh from start to finish.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Raphael and Wilson are impressively committed to these misadventures, but it's a shame the movie is so cruel to the characters.

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Richard Haridy
Quickflix

Chris Nelson's Ass Backwards certainly doesn't aspire to being anything more than passing entertainment. But sadly, this listless, flat, and exceptionally derivative movie doesn't even achieve that modest goal.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

The road adventures they have along the way aren't funny, and once they reach the pageant, the comic payoff you're hoping for never materializes.

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Kyle Ryan
AV Club

Ass Backwards overcomes the obvious beats with clever, occasionally dark jokes that reveal the sharpness of its stars' writing.

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Chris Morgan
Paste Magazine

It's a little slapdash, a little flimsy, and doesn't seem to quite know what it wants to be at times, but it's good to see Raphael and Wilson get the chance to finally carry something for once.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Where movie comedy teams once required a "straight" member - or so-called normal characters - off which to bounce stupidity or silliness, Raphael and Wilson believe total immersion in thickheadedness and failure is riot enough.

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Time Out New York

Wilson and Raphael have been a comedy team for years, and they riff off each other expertly; too often, however, that's all they do.

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Ariel Schudson
CraveOnline

Ass Backwards is a film that is all-at-once hilarious, intelligent, poignant and accessible.

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