(2011)

Critic Reviews

70

Metascore

Based on 38 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
91
Sweetness makes the raunch in this honestly funny movie even funnier.
83
Helms plays angelic insurance agent Tim Lippe with gentle nobility and hilarious naivete.
75
Cedar Rapids has something of the same spirit of "Fargo" in its approach to the earnest natures of its small-towners.
70
It helps that Reilly is the opposite of a slob-comic. With his hangdog melancholy, he makes even the nonstop cunnilingus allusions poignant-the product of emotional longing.
70
It's not exactly "The Hangover," but the dialogue and situations often get distinctly gamey.
70
Variety
Though not as uproarious as "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," director Miguel Arteta's consistently entertaining white-collar laffer could do for Helms what that film did for Steve Carell.
60
The movie just ping-pongs between empathetic chuckles at Helms's charming social awkwardness and putting him through a raunchfest ringer.
60
Helms's screen persona-the stiff-necked nerd who triumphs through sheer doggedness-is heavily reminiscent of Harold Lloyd's, though Lloyd was handsome and endearing enough to succeed as a romantic lead.
50
It's a movie that needs to look down its nose for its laughs, which generally isn't the best place to find them.
50
Village Voice
A mild comedy of embarrassment.

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