Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids (2011)

To call insurance agent Tim Lippe (Ed Helms), "na´ve" is a gross understatement. He's never left his small hometown. He's never stayed at a hotel. And he's never experienced anything like Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Sent to… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: February 11, 2011
DVD Release Date: June 21, 2011
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's as conventional as its Midwestern setting, but Cedar Rapids boasts a terrific cast and a script that deftly blends R-rated raunch and endearing sweetness.

Leonard Maltin

Everyone does good work here, but for Helms this is a breakout role, and he delivers. Cedar Rapids is a modest but disarming comedy that will leave a smile on your face...

Tom Long
Detroit News

Considering it has to do with infidelity, bribery, drugs, drinking, loutish behavior, fraud and prostitution, Cedar Rapids is really kind of a sweet movie.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

Not as funny as it seems to think it is, but there are considerable pleasures to be found around the margins.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out

More man-child high-jinks in a comedy which seems to be looking down its nose at smalltown America's terminally unhip, but proves good-hearted and delivers enough laughter to seal the deal.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Cedar Rapids takes an inordinate number of wrong turns, but it also has an inordinate number of good laughs mixed in with the not-so-good ones.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

a fun little movie that really strikes a balance between comfortable friendliness and crazy silliness

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

These folk are undistinguished yet distinctive, and the film, for all the familiar grind of its plotting, pays them their honest due.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

In the dying days of an era when "big city" has been a relative term, the sales-convention comedy "Cedar Rapids" is a loving tribute to American innocence.

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Violet Lucca
Film Comment Magazine

The risks Cedar Rapids takes may not always pay off, but as a general rule, I would advise spending 86 minutes of your life with the movie rather than the city itself.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
The idea is fine - a shy underachieving insurance salesman goes to a convention in the big city (of Cedar Rapids?). But I found the movie painful to watch.
Directors Cat
[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] There is no doubting that Cedar Rapids has a talented cast that if given the right… More
UUd Irawan Yudha Ariyanto
I know that feel when something trust isn't real. But I think that's not the answer.
Lucas Martins
It's a nice, funny and entertaining film with a interesting plot, but Cedar Rapids is not what I really expect. The script turn to be weak, just like the… More
Wildaly M
Actually funnier than I expected. But I also expected something more I guess.
Jason Calvin
It's hard to tell what this movie was trying to achieve, but it flushed a talented cast and a promising plot directly down the toilet. I expected a film… More