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Thursday, January 28, 2010

[4.25/10] The Hangover (2009)

The Hangover (2009)

Short review: Forget the hype! Here's the fact! "The Hangover" is simply below average! Other than Zach Galifianakis everything here has been done and even his character would simply be the clichéd bumbling idiot if not for Galifianakis' genius. The plot itself is very thin and poorly though out. If these guys simply utilize the logic that everyone else uses when something goes missing the movie would be over very quickly. Instead they go on this over bloated journey full of insanely obvious red herrings and numerous secondary characters that never seem to fit in with the atmosphere of the movie. But again this is comedy and because it is, it allows itself room for illogical plot holes and unnecessary silliness. There are plenty of comedies that are more outrageous than this one, but they pull it off because they have the comic delivery to make us laugh enough that we just don't care. In the case of "The Hangover", the delivery is just not funny, witty or foolish enough to make any of the major comic devices work. As a result, most of the content just seems gratuitous and annoying, and falls really flat. "The Hangover" is not awful! It's watchable enough, and you will laugh a couple of times, but don't let the over-the-top reviews fool you. It's just not that great. Not even good! It's ridiculously overrated!

  • My Rating: 4.25/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 78% (6.7/10)
  • IMDb: 8.0/10


Unknown said...

Hah! I gave it pretty much the same review. Definitely overhyped. I waited like a month and a half for this to show up on Netflix.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Glad you agree, buddy;)
How "The Hangover" won a Golden Globe for best comedy is still a mystery to me?! A total joke! :)