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Date Night [2010]


When bored suburban parents (Steve Carell and Tina Fey) head to New York City for a romantic evening to kick-start their marriage, a case of mistaken identity leads to a night that is anything but ordinary as they try to evade mobsters, as well as corrupt cops. Also with James Franco and Mark Wahlberg. Directed by Shawn Levy. [1:28 - PG-13]


thumbs up

"Tina Fey and Steve Carell make Date Night an absurd and wildly amusing night to remember. This is the rare screwball comedy that is superbly paced, cleverly plotted and hilarious from start to finish."

- Claudia Puig

thumbs down

"A broadly promising premise and well-matched stars prove no match for an abominably unfunny screenplay and the work of the poisonously untalented Shawn Levy."

- Wade Major



Claudia Puig | USA Today
Roger Ebert | Chicago Sun-Times
Michael O'Sullivan | Washington Post
Carrie Rickey | Philadelphia Inquirer
Marc Mohan | Portland Oregonian
Mick LaSalle | San Francisco Chronicle
Lisa Schwarzbaum | Entertainment Weekly
Frank Scheck | Hollywood Reporter
Lael Loewenstein | Variety
Joe Morgenstern | Wall Street Journal
Dana Stevens | Slate
Mary Pols | Time
Nathan Rabin | Onion AV Club
Michael Phillips | Chicago Tribune
James Berardinelli | ReelViews
Roger Moore | Orlando Sentinel
Lou Lumenick | New York Post
Peter Travers | Rolling Stone
Rene Rodriguez | Miami Herald
Joe Neumaier | New York Daily News
Kenneth Turan | Los Angeles Times
Mary Elizabeth Williams | Salon.com
Joshua Rothkopf | Time Out New York
Bill Goodykoontz | Arizona Republic
David Edelstein | New York Magazine
J.R. Jones | Chicago Reader
Joe Williams | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Wesley Morris | Boston Globe
Rick Groen | The Globe and Mail
A.O. Scott | The New York Times
Steve Persall | St. Petersburg Times
Karina Longworth | Village Voice
Marjorie Baumgarten | Austin Chronicle
David Denby | The New Yorker
Peter Rainer | Christian Science Monitor
Wade Major | Boxoffice Magazine

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