The Trip
The Trip (2011)

Playing loose versions of themselves, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reprise their hilariously fictionalized roles from Tristam Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story and reunite with acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom for an acerbically witty,… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 10, 2011
DVD Release Date: October 11, 2011
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Amiable, funny and sometimes insightful, The Trip works as both a showcase for the enduring chemistry between stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon and an unexpected perusal of men entering mid-life crises.

Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

The Trip is not about food; it's about friendship, one that will give you plenty to laugh - and think - about.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The pinch of pathos in this tart comedy makes the "The Trip" a transportive experience.

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Sarah Marrs

The Trip will undoubtedly stand out as one of the best of the year.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

The Trip is a comedy about two guys going to fancy restaurants in the English countryside. Sounds hilarious, huh? Well, it actually is.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

Think The Odd Couple with sartorial style and more bickering. Add hints of truisms about middle age, sex, family, mortality and the limits of friendship and The Trip reveals itself to be more than it initially appears.

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Lindy West
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Now knitted into a feature-length movie, the relationship between [Rob] Brydon and [Steve] Coogan-mostly just bickering-reveals itself with an easy, deft grace.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Much more than an appetizer, if not quite a main course, it definitely goes down a treat.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

The joy of this small, unimportant contest is weirdly addictive; you come out of the film as if from a concert, playing the music of false voices in your head.

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Josh Larsen

...a foodie movie and a travelogue that happens to be hosted by two amusing buffoons.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A funny and charming two-men mockumentary (of which most is improvised), edited from the BBC TV series and relying on a great chemistry between Coogan and… More
Daniel Perry
Winterbottom and Coogan team up again to tell a sort of true, sort of not story about England that will make you laugh and may make you cry, thanks mostly to… More
Al S
A wonderfully entertaining, charming and very smart road-trip comedy. A classic buddy comedy between these two friends who have some of the best chemistry and… More
Sam Barnett
An odd, distinctly British mix of talk-heavy dramadies and full out Curb Your Enthusiasm style semi-autobiographical narrative and gags, The Trip is a truly… More
paul sandberg
The Trip is akin to those "reality" TV programs shown on crime TV where they re-enact the crime in question; with the camera faithfully recording the… More
danny d
i know i completely loved this film, but how much is hard to say. its rather uneventful, but thats part of its charm. coogan and brydon play fictionalized… More