Neighbors (2014)

Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne lead the cast of Neighbors, a comedy about a young couple suffering from arrested development who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby. Neighbors is… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 23, 2014
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With plenty of bawdy humor evenly spread between its well-matched stars, Neighbors earns its R rating -- and filmgoers' laughs.

Christy Lemire

The young married couple does something cruel, and then the idiot frat guys next door respond, and back and forth it goes. I laughed, but not uproariously and not often enough.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Rogen's always a dominating presence, but [Byrne], who showed her comic chops in Bridesmaids, comes close to stealing the movie here, in an uncorked performance full of volatile, liberating mischief.

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Jeff Beck

"Neighbors" may not be an all-out disaster, but it is an unfunny comedy that just can't find any jokes that really hit the mark. As a result, it's a rather dull film that wastes a potentially hilarious premise.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

It's Apatow without the Apatow, all ornaments and no tree.

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Wesley Morris

One of the great surprises of Neighbors is both the gentle way with which it handles a nimrod party animal like Teddy and how good Efron is at playing him.

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

At least this comedy goes well beyond the bunch of creative revenge ploys that these next-door nemeses wreak on each other. Neighbors isn't straight-As, bring-down-the-house smart-funny, but it's no drop-out, sprawling, lame block party of a flick either.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

As as tensions escalate, Teddy and Peter's partnership proves just as central and perhaps more vulnerable than Mac and Kelly's. Score one for growing up.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

It's gross, all right, but rarely funny -- unless jokes about alcohol-laced breast milk is your thing.

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Scott Mendelson

It operates as a genuinely funny, but not obnoxiously course, mediation on the bumpy and uncertain transition to adulthood.

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An unamusing long winded movie that should have just been called Bad!
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Josh Lewis
While Neighbors is fairly entertaining, it goes so far over the top at times that I was disgusted more so than laughing. Seth Rogen is his typical self here,… More
Dan Schultz
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Phil Hubbs
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