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88
There's a wit in Segel's writing that marks him as every bit Apatow's equal in this arena.
83
Nakedness has rarely looked so...naked. And innately, universally comic.
75
Philadelphia Inquirer
Like "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Knocked Up," Sarah Marshall has all the ingredients of the Apatow brand. Alas, it's beginning to feel generic.
70
Solid rom com finds another Judd Apatow acolyte moving into the spotlight.
70
Variety
Segel makes an engaging impression throughout Forgetting Sarah Marshall, gamely making himself the butt of many jokes that involve Peter's non-macho proclivities.
70
If Forgetting Sarah Marshall doesn't reach the inspired heights of "Knocked Up" or "Superbad," it runs a very respectable second.
70
Village Voice
Without Segel bravely channeling "his own anxieties and obsessions into his clowning," as Pauline Kael wrote about Woody Allen 24 years ago, Forgetting Sarah Marshall would have been easily forgettable and, one might even say, limp.
67
Austin Chronicle
Segel, scripting himself, injects regular bursts of comic genius into the proceedings.
63
Premiere
Yeah, it's pretty funny. And it's a pretty accurate depiction of a certain feature of male romantic humiliation. But it's also a little -- and this is one of my two misgivings about the movie -- expected.
60
The boyfriend, one Aldous Snow (Russell Brand), a Brit rocker and professional sex god, turns out to be the best thing in the movie.

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