The 40 Year Old Virgin
The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)

One man nervously ventures forth into the final frontier in this comedy starring comic actor Steve Carell. Andy Stitzer (Carell) is a cheerfully geeky guy who is settling into middle age with his large collection of comic books, action… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 19, 2005
DVD Release Date: December 13, 2005
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Steve Carell's first star turn scores big with a tender treatment of its titular underdog, using raunchy but realistically funny comedy to connect with adult audiences.

Stephanie Zacharek

If it were 20 minutes shorter, it would be that much closer to perfect.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Count me among the naysayers.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

On screen that takes about one minute in the final consummation, but in the case of the 40-Year-Old-Virgin, the film, the audience gets screwed for 90 minutes straight.

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Time Out

At its best it resembles one of those classic early-'80s comedies starring Steve Martin -- the thinking man's Woody Allen -- boasting an acute mix of desperation, dignity, lunacy and indecorous wit.

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David Denby
New Yorker

It's truly dirty and truly romantic at the same time, a combination that's very hard to pull off.

Chris Barsanti
Film Racket

Apatow's creative miscalculation here extends well beyond forgetting to give his characters much to do: He made a comedy that's just not very funny

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

Apatow genuinely loves his hero, and the film's innate sweetness carries it through the rough patches of a funny comedy with a central relationship that isn't particularly funny.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

It's worth making a date with The 40-Year-Old Virgin. You won't go home disappointed.

Nick Rogers

Judd Apatow might have been crowned the savior of American comedy, but the brutal truth is that he peaked with this, his first major hit. Sadly, so did Steve Carell. So savor this perfect moment that they shared, and scripted, together.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhes
Steve Carell proves to be a really talented and funny actor in his first main role on the big screen, and this is a solid comedy that, even if a bit too long… More
Christian C
Very funny film. I wish there had been a sequel -- but then again, pretty much every Steve Carrell film since has been a sequel to this.
Phil Hubbs
If ever there was a one joke film...So as you may have guessed this is all about a dude who is the ripe old age of 40 and has yet to have jiggy jiggy. Just… More
KJ Proulx
Throughout your first experience of this film, you will be rolling on the floor laughing, and watching it a second time, you will be as equally enthralled. I… More
Eugene Bernabe
An unexpected hit with a solid delivery in comedy and even drama. The 40-Year-Old Virgin's realistic tone provides for a film that is as impacting as its… More
Albert Kim
Sharp dialogue is the name of this movie. Yes, there are occasional fart, genitalia, or immature jokes thrown around but what elevates this comedy to be an… More