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: March 18, 2011
DVD Release Date: August 9, 2011
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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

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

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James Berardinelli

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

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Sarah Marrs

The jokes, while solid, didn't feel focused enough. Paul is a nerd love letter when it could have been a monument.

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Eric D. Snider

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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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

While paying homage to E.T. and Close Encounters, they accidentally re-made Howard The Duck.

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

A good-hearted, funny movie.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

It's raunchy but harmless

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
Well you go in thnking that this is just going to be a simple nerdy sci-fi flick and thats what you get, however it is surprisingly funny and enjoyable! A great… 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
Jens S.
review coming
Daniel Perry
Full review coming soon.
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