Paul
Paul (2011)

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) reunite for the comedy adventure Paul as two sci-fi geeks whose pilgrimage takes them to America's UFO heartland. While there, they accidentally meet an alien who brings them on an… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 9, 2011
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Critic Score
71%
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User Score
61%



Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It doesn't measure up to Pegg and Frost's best work, but Paul is an amiably entertaining -- albeit uneven -- road trip comedy with an intergalactic twist.

Rafer Guzman
Newsday

Well, that's one joke. Ninety more minutes to go.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

Paul is arguably the best science fiction comedy since Galaxy Quest.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

It's raunchy but harmless

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Eric D. Snider
Film.com

The film has some laughs. But it also has a million jokes about anal probes, alien genitalia, and people thinking Clive and Graeme are gay. These guys can do better than this.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

This is not quite enough of a conceit to sustain a full-length movie -- Paul would have made a terrific short film -- but there are incidental pleasures all along the way.

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Will Leitch
Deadspin

This is a nerd movie made by n00bs.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

The CGI alien is very well articulated, and Rogen is a virtuoso at mixing motormouthed rudeness with a hint of tenderness to take off the edge.

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Linda Holmes
NPR

A good-hearted, funny movie.

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Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered

A sort of comedy homage to seminal sci-fi movie culture from the 80s, Paul never takes itself too seriously and is a lot of fun.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
Two English comic book nerds on the road in the American mid west have a close encounter with a stranded alien and decide to help him evade capture by the… More
Samuel Riley
Despite being constantly compared to their masterpieces 'Shaun of The Dead' and 'Hot Fuzz', both Pegg and Frost have a film with its own… More
KJ Proulx
With an all-star cast including: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Sigourney Weaver, and many, many more, you cannot go wrong… More
Alex roy
Wonderful, witty and entertaining comedy, Paul is the latest comedy from comedy duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. You can rest assured that you will get your… More
Daniel Perry
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Spencer S.
A sensational UFO comedy that may be simplistic in purpose but massively entertaining. Paul is a whirlwind romance between Pegg and Frost and Spielberg,… More