Get Him To The Greek review responses are fairly high by this summer’s standards. But many a Get Him To The Greek review would be better than those for May’s blockbusters, as well as recent comedies in general. As such, the reopening of Judd Apatow’s comedy factory has come just in time for comedy fans – at least those who are still Apatow fans. The Apatow formula has seen better days, after Funny People struggled last summer, and after his last few producing efforts didn’t take off. But he is using an old character to bounce back, as Get Him To The Greek review totals indicate that it may work, to a point.
The Apatow-produced Forgetting Sarah Marshall introduced American audiences to unrestrained British comic Russell Brand. Now, Brand’s wild rock star, Aldous Snow, has been promoted from a supporting role to a starring one. Jonah Hill played a fawning fan of Snow’s in Sarah Marshall, but now he’s a record company assistant trying to get an off-the-wagon Snow to the Greek Theater in 72 hours.
Rotten Tomatoes has Get Him To The Greek review numbers as certified fresh, with a 74% rating. Their tomatometer rules “Thanks to a suitably raunchy script and a pair of winning performances from Jonah Hill and Russell Brand, Get Him To The Greek is one of the year’s funniest comedies.”
However, their average rating of Get Him To The Greek review totals is a mere 6.4 out of 10. Since this is an Apatow-produced comedy, critics are used to his hard-R rated misadventures, with a long, sentimental third act tacked on. Those same complaints are in the negative reviews, with Rolling Stone saying that the third act as a whole is “a buzz-kill of major proportions”
Another litmus test is Russell Brand, who was cited as a major scene stealer in Sarah Marshall. Yet some of the Get Him To The Greek reviews rule that Brand’s crazed, drug-addled antics were better in small doses.
Still, the positive responses outweigh the negative, even though it’s not to the extent of other Apatow movies. Those who still can’t get enough of Brand, or of Jonah Hill, were easily won over – and even P. Diddy himself, Sean Combs, is credited as a scene-stealer in his own right.
Despite the favorable Get Him To The Greek review turnout, the movie may struggle in a crowded weekend. Shrek Forever After is the favorite for a third straight box office win, with Get Him To The Greek and three other releases fighting for second. Killers and Marmaduke will challenge it as the big new release of the weekend, even though both have far worse reviews.
Most of the Get Him To The Greek reviews compare it to The Hangover, which was also released on the first week of June. However, Hangover-type business and word of mouth might be just out of this movie’s reaches.
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Rolling Stone- “Reviews – Get Him To The Greek”
Entertainment Weekly- “Box office preview: Why Shrek will topple all four new releases”