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Metascore

Based on 35 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
91
Entertainment Weekly
Buoyantly clever and amusing.
90
Dallas Observer
Virgin is astoundingly astute but also wondrously clever, written with more care and joy than any hundred comedies to come out of Hollywood in years.
90
It's an unconscionably funny sex farce that, by its end, turns into a tender and honest romance, an acute portrait of loneliness and, believe it or not, a musical. This is a movie Blake Edwards might have made.
88
ReelViews
Rude, raunchy, uproarious, yet with elements that are surprisingly sweet.
80
The A.V. Club
Funny and realistically romantic, but almost never at the same time.
75
Rolling Stone
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.
70
Village Voice
The Virgin script occasionally resets a gold standard for refined crudery.
60
Variety
Crude, sophomorically homophobic but frequently funny, pic also overstays its welcome a bit and indulges in some juvenile excesses. All told, though, The 40 Year Old Virgin delivers enough belly laughs.
50
The Hollywood Reporter
Sticking to one joke in an unconscionably long film makes for a very stale, witless and repetitive comedy.
50
Funny in its deplorable way.

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