(2010)

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88
This is the rare screwball comedy that is superbly paced, cleverly plotted and hilarious from start to finish.
88
All the time Phil and Claire seem like the kind of people who don't belong in a screwball comedy. That's why it's funny. They're bewildered.
75
For this 21st-century Nick and Nora Charles, the flame is kept alive despite his nighttime anti-snore nose strip and her nighttime bite guard -- thanks to a shared appreciation of the hilarity of nose strips and bite guards.
75
Best of all, the filmmakers know when to pull the plug. Date Night clocks in at 88 minutes and would not have been as funny at 89.
75
In addition to Carell and Fey, Date Night boasts a deft supporting cast...Best of all are a very droll James Franco and Mila Kunis as the downtown hipsters for whom the Fosters are mistaken.
75
Regardless of the silliness of the situation -- or, in truth, because of it -- they're a joy to watch.
70
Wall Street Journal
Watching these two intensely likable comedians work together is a special pleasure.
70
These talented performers star in two of the wittiest, most sophisticated sitcoms on the air, but for this movie pairing they're stuck with an endlessly silly plot line and overblown physical mayhem that is instantly forgettable. The fact that they make it so funny nonetheless is a testament to their abilities.
68
Date Night isn't great; it's not really going for "great." But it's a well-executed comedy with a warm but not cloying center.
63
Stay for the outtakes - they're improv delights, suggesting the movie that might have been if they had just left it all to Carell and Fey.
60
The trouble is, too much of director Shawn Levy's '80s-ish lark is filled with noise, when it really needed more quietly silly stuff.

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