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Metascore

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91
Entertainment Weekly
Buoyantly clever and amusing.
88
Chicago Sun-Times
Surprisingly insightful, as buddy comedies go, and it has a good heart and a lovable hero.
88
New York Daily News
Works on every level. The humor and language are as crude as an R rating allows, but Carell and Apatow's script is so hip, funny and - yes - innocent that it's never offensive.
88
Chicago Tribune
Yes, Steve Carell can carry a movie. Yes, Judd Apatow can direct a movie. Yes, we'll all relate to a middle-aged virgin. And yes, when an aesthetician yells to her assistant "we're gonna need more wax," you best run.
88
Miami Herald
Hilarious and imaginatively crude with a surprising sweet and subtle aftertaste that prevents it from flopping, limp and brainless, into the sugary abyss of romantic predictability.
75
Steve Carell, best known as a team player on "The Daily Show," "The Office" and such movies as "Anchorman," earns top-banana status as Andy. He is flat-out hilarious.
75
A love story that gets the single male culture down so honestly and unapologetically that it can't help but push the boundaries of political correctness.
75
Carell accomplishes the task of being sweet-natured without becoming cloying.
75
Philadelphia Inquirer
Apatow's film succeeds in having its virginity and losing it, too. Like "Wedding Crashers," it purges its cynicism with romanticism.
70
Wall Street Journal
The jokes fly fast and sometimes very funny. They are, more often, crude and homophobic. Still, a genuine sweetness lurks.
50
The Hollywood Reporter
Sticking to one joke in an unconscionably long film makes for a very stale, witless and repetitive comedy.

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