Zack and Miri Make a Porno
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

Lifelong friends and roommates Zack and Miri are facing hard times and a mountain of debt. When the electricity and plumbing get cut off, they seize upon the idea of making a homegrown porno movie for some quick cash, enlisting the help of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 3, 2009
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Zack and Miri Make a Porno is a modest success for Kevin Smith, due in large part to the charm of Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks.

Christine Champ
Film.com

All in all it's a modern-day, Kevin Smith fairytale: a big-screen bearing, perhaps, of his soul at its sincerest and wittiest, if not filthiest.

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David Denby
New Yorker

Kevin Smith turns out to be reverent after all: he wants to separate true love from mere copulating for money, but his story mixes romance and porn so inextricably that he seems confused, and the movie trips over its own conceits.

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

Smith's second venture outside the View Askewniverse isn't quite the bold leap forward he was hoping to make.

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Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

Smith may have pioneered this kind of upfront sex chat, but the Apatow team refined it. 'Zack and Miri' feels uncomfortably like a gruesome game of filth-talk oneupmanship, and it's hard to care who comes out on top.

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Neely Tucker
Washington Post

Everyone on screen seems to be having so much fun.

Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk

Some may tire of Smith's template of toilet humour and tits, but to others, those very same qualities are a guarantee of entertainment. Love him or hate him, Kevin Smith isn't afraid to hit new lows to get new laughs.

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Christopher Orr
The New Republic

It's one thing for a movie to be dirty; it's another thing altogether for it to be plain sloppy.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

Seth Rogen is totally out of control. He's been marvelously funny in the past, and will be again, but get that party animal back in his cage.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Smith's film is nothing more or less than a routine romantic comedy in an unaccustomed wrapper.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Kase Vollebregt
'Zack and Miri Makes a Porno' is hilarious, but it's strongest aspect is the fact that it created pathos and honest sentiment within a narrative… More
Anthony Lawrie
I think people expect too much from Kevin Smith these days. He got lucky with Clerks and it was way over rated anyway. Zack and Miri Make a Porno is… More
Melvin White
Zack: That's what porn is: turning the normal into abnormal, by fucking it! "What would you do to get out of debt?" Zack and Miri Make a Porno… More
Mark Walker
Writer/director Kevin Smith used to be a bit of an indie god. His debut "Clerks" was made on a shoestring budget and his films have normally had a… More
Wildaly M
An interesting twist on the traditional rom-com. In the end, turns out to be a little more traditional than I would've liked.
Daniel Perry
Endearing but corny, it's standard Kevin Smith fare. Goofy and disgusting things happen the whole way through, but the characters are likeable and the… More

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