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This action comedy tells the tale of mild-mannered married couple Phil (Steve Carell) and Claire (Tina Fey), who fear their relationship may be falling into a stale rut. During their weekly date night, they impetuously steal a dinner reservation, which leads to a case of mistaken identity. Turns out the reservation was for a pair of thieves, and now a number of unsavory characters want Phil and Claire killed. If they can survive a wacky life-threatening night, they may just rediscover the passion missing from their marriage. Directed by Shawn Levy, the film co-stars Mark Wahlberg, James… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Fey, in particular, seems uncomfortable with the shenanigans."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"In three or four scenes, they get a rhythm going, but the editing is smash-and-bash. Shawn Levy is not a director who honors performers' rhythms."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"As believable as the story is, it's strange that the filmmakers didn't do more with the talent they had on hand."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"... Works as an action-comedy precisely because its characters do not know they are in either a comedy or an action movie."
‑ Greg Maki, Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
"Funny duo packs in the silly sex jokes, plus minor gun play."
‑ Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media
"Fey and Carell are better than this, but when the other options in the action-romcom territory include such efforts as The Bounty Hunter, who's complaining?"
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"Tina Fey is really funny. Steve Carell is really funny. Date Night stars Tina Fey and Steve Carell. Ergo, Date Night must be really ... sorry, I wish it worked that way almost as much as the studios do. But no."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Date Night is only ever moderately funny; partially entertaining; quite exciting. It bears the mark of a cinematic no-mark; a bland director whose cast members deserve way better than him."
‑ Ali Gray,
"Ultimately, and thankfully, it's saved by its stars, who carry it all to safety as often as they can."
‑ Dave White,
"It stumbles along as you're forced to sit through quite a bit of umming and aaahing and a car chase that lasts five minutes too long."
‑ Katina Vangopoulos, Moviedex
"Fey, in particular, finds herself in the situation of a prima ballerina unaccountably dancing with the Rockettes."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"Its slapstick story of a married couple enduring outrageous fortune offers a lot of laughs, a bit of romance and plenty for either sex to relate to."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Levy knows better to simply stay out of the dynamic duo's way and let them do their proven thing."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Date Night takes two funny people, puts them in unfunny situations, and has them do and say unfunny things."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"The screenplay never takes any particularly sharp, or even interesting turns. Needless to say, North By Northwest is not in risk of losing its crown as the funniest and most-action packed mistaken-identity caper."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
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