(2010)

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Metascore

Based on 39 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
67
In its best moments, the film's duo of Galifianakis and Downey Jr. remind us of a bickering Laurel & Hardy digging themselves out of another fine mess. And we're happy to be along for the ride.
67
And so by the time the pair admire the Grand Canyon and, Due Date has lost its way, relying on its leading men to lead by charisma alone, even though their characters have nowhere interesting to go besides the happily-ever-after of dull, responsible male maturity.
63
So the movie probably contains enough laughs to satisfy the weekend audience. Where it falls short is in the characters and relationships.
60
Due Date should be a disaster, derivative of every road-trip movie you've ever seen. What prevents that are the efforts of the two stars.
50
A rather pat, occasionally desperate road comedy.
50
Boxoffice Magazine
Not quite the yuk-fest one was hoping for or as perversely alienating as "Observe and Report," Due Date shares the schizophrenic quality, though not the numbing length, of another Seth Rogen movie, "Funny People."
50
It's slobby, goony, and gross, also occasionally funny, but not occasionally enough.
40
This odd-couple comedy reunites Galifianakis with Todd Phillips, who directed "The Hangover," but don't expect anything like the other movie's novel plotting or wild slapstick.
40
Empire
Another "Hangover" was too much to hope for, especially as this was scripted by committee. It's a bit funny but also quite a bit nasty.
38
Chicago Tribune
The pathos really are shameless, arriving with killing regularity and false humility.

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