The Little Hours
The Little Hours (2017)

Medieval nuns Alessandra (Alison Brie), Fernanda (Aubrey Plaza), and Ginevra (Kate Micucci) lead a simple life in their convent. Their days are spent chafing at monastic routine, spying on one another, and berating the estate's day… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 30, 2017
DVD Release Date: September 26, 2017
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Little Hours gets plenty of goofy mileage out of its gifted ensemble, anchoring its ribald laughs in a period comedy with some surprisingly timely subtext.

Adam Graham
Detroit News

The momentum peters out by the end, but by then its job is already done. "The Little Hours" is good for some big laughs.

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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

True, The Little Hours is essentially a one-joke comedy - but most of the jokes under the umbrellas of that one joke are pretty damn, I mean darn, funny.

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Chris Evangelista

There's much to like here.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Whether or not Baena does right by Boccaccio, he definitely does right by Aubrey Plaza, his girlfriend and indie comedy's reigning queen of mean.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

Medieval purists: prepare to cringe.

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Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times

The Little Hours is less than the sum of its many comedy parts but some of those many are hilarious.

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Barry Hertz
Globe and Mail

No matter how obvious the set-up - what if men and women of the cloth were ... rude and sexy??? - the cast gives every scene just enough of a deadpan spin to sell it, at least for the first hour.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

The strategy works surprisingly well. I liked a lot of writer-director Jeff Baena's picture; it may be a one-joke movie, but I've seen comedies recently that would've killed for that many.

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Al Hoff
Pittsburgh City Paper

The fun is in watching these actors - dressed up in an assortment of drab robes - play this silly farce with straight faces.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Like a Catholic schoolboys fevered fantasy here is a Python-esque/National Enquirer look under-the-covers, as it were, of a secluded medieval convent. Expect… More
Brendan Nicholls
This is quite an interesting concept that gets a lot of mileage but is a hit and miss affair. The film starts with a lot of quirky humor but it can't… More
Gimly M.
Man was I ever ready to love The Little Hours. It actually pretty much hadn't even entered my mind that I might not. Unfortunately, that was the case.… More
Alec Barniskis
An uproarious sex farce and thankfully one that is no where near as dependent on anachronistic jokes as I had anticipated.
Glenn Gaylord
A BAD HABIT - My Review of THE LITTLE HOURS (2 1/2 Stars) An anachronistic story about medieval nuns starring Aubrey Plaza, Alison Brie and Kate Micucci? Yes,… More
K Nife Churchkey
What was Jeff Baena trying to do here? Was he going for rom-com or a period piece? Both suffer for each other's sins in that regard. An amazing comedic… More