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Best friends have a lot in common including being married for many years. When the two men begin to show signs of restlessness at home, their wives take a bold approach to revitalizing their marriages: granting them a "hall pass."
PROFANITY: 8 F-words, 11 S-words, many others. SEX/NUDITY: Sex with related nudity; non-sexual nudity. VIOLENCE: Beatings, hits with some blood. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol; some marijuana brownies. ACTION: A couple of chases. COMEDY: Banter and wisecracks, slapstick, sex gags, gross-out humor.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good it's better than one expects from it, and that's as unique a quality as its other characteristic: a comedy that's sporadically funny.
Roger EbertFull Review Above Average A problem with "Hall Pass,” I think, is that both Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis are affable, and the movie wants us to like them. It is often more useful for a comedy to have characters whose embarrassment we enjoy.
USA TodayFull Review Below Average A hall pass in the movie of the same name is like time off for bad behavior.
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Based on a theater exit polling of 77 moviegoers:
TEENS:The four teens all loved "Hall Pass."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:The males rated "Hall Pass" very high with most absolutely loving it. The female reviews are not as high as male reviews but they are still quite good. Close to half loved it and most of the rest rated it above average, which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much. Also important is that no one rated it lower than "average."
ADULTS:The male and female reviews are nearly identical. About half loved "Hall Pass." Another quarter rated it above average, which is very good and the rest rated it average. These are very typical reviews and indicate a movie most enjoyed very much and no one disliked.
Rick (Owen Wilson) and Fred (Jason Sudeikis) are best friends who have a lot in common, including the fact that they have each been married for many years. But when the two men begin to show signs of restlessness at home, their wives (Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate) take a bold approach to revitalizing their marriages: granting them a "hall pass," one week of freedom to do whatever they want...no questions asked. At first, it sounds like a dream come true for Rick and Fred. But it isn't long before they discover that their expectations of the single life--and themselves--are completely, and hilariously, out of sync with reality.