You might be embarrassed by laughing at some of the silliness, but don't be: Everyone else will be cracking up, too.
-Sara VilkomersonFull Review
The movie smells like a hit, but honestly: Helms excepted, did it need to be quite so blandly cast, or quite so lamely raunchy?
-Michael PhillipsFull Review
There is a sort of perverse brilliance or brilliant perverseness to be found in this story of a bachelor party gone terribly wrong.
-Betsy SharkeyFull Review
The Hangover, like the condition for which it's named, has some spirited moments, but more often it stumbles and slurs, regurgitating earlier pleasures and praying for the fog to lift.
-Rob NelsonFull Review
Amusing as it is, it never feels real.
-Joe NeumaierFull Review
Memento meets Old School? It's party time.
-Kyle SmithFull Review
Every summer needs at least one silly, dirty comedy, but The Hangover may end up being one of the few to actually get the mix right.
-Stephen WhittyFull Review
Surprisingly funny and smartly acted.
-Rafer GuzmanFull Review
Superbly cast, well-written and so silly it makes your teeth ache.
-Tom LongFull Review
Early in this unraveling adventure, a Vegas tourist quips, "Some guys just can't handle Vegas." Yeah, we know a couple: writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore.
-Lisa KennedyFull Review
You're likely to hear all about it as friends and co-workers endlessly quote lines or re-create scenes.
The funniest movie so far this year.
-Mick LaSalleFull Review
Waking up with a hangover and no memory of what happened the night before is an experience most people can relate to, but it's also a surefire device for comedy.
-J. R. JonesFull Review
The Hangover should be a huge hit this summer for laugh-starved audiences; happily, it delivers.
-Moira MacDonaldFull Review
This kind of 'one crazy night' tale relies on drum-tight structure to work. Without it, The Hangover sputters to a sentimental halt.
-Dana StevensFull Review
This is a bromance so primitive it's practically Bro-Magnon.
-Richard CorlissFull Review
A strong cast, a quirky script with some unexpected twists and a steady hand from the director's chair make this a desert ride on the wild side a worthy road trip.
-Bruce DemaraFull Review
Even though Apatow has no fingerprints over this movie, The Hangover follows in the same surprise-me tradition: It takes us to the dumb side but comes back with something unexpectedly affecting.
-Desson ThomsonFull Review
Phillips, with a script credited to Jon Lucas and Scott Moore (and with loads of loose-limbed interpretations from the cast), captures the amity among a group of grown men set loose without spouses, girlfriends, or sobriety to hinder them. (Or help.)
-Steven ReaFull Review
The Hangover ain't art, but Phillips has shaped the hardcore hilarity into the summer party movie of all our twisted dreams.
-Peter TraversFull Review
Outrageousness proves hard to sustain, and after a stomach-lurchingly quick start, The Hangover slows down and, by the third act, fizzes out like Alka-Seltzer in a highball glass.
-Liam LaceyFull Review
What hangover? This movie is safe as milk.
Unlike most so-called "comedies," this one can claim the virtue of being reasonably funny.
-James BerardinelliFull Review
The Hangover remains unrepentantly irresponsible and hilarious throughout, culminating with what could be the funniest montage ever to grace a picture's end credits. The summer's first sleeper hit has arrived.
-Rene RodriguezFull Review
The latest in the wave of post-Judd Apatow Bad Lad comedies, The Hangover is rowdy, scurrilous, and, for about three-quarters of its running time, a lot more hilarious than it has any right to be.
-Ty BurrFull Review
Though the film falters toward the end, The Hangover is a side-splitting adventure you'll still be laughing about the morning after.
-Claudia PuigFull Review
I'm going to say, at the risk of doing time in the blurbitentiary, that The Hangover is the Citizen Kane of bachelor party movies.
-Gary ThompsonFull Review
Now this is what I'm talkin' about. The Hangover is a funny movie, flat out, all the way through. Its setup is funny. Every situation is funny
-Roger EbertFull Review
The Hangover has scattered laughs (many in the cathartically funny end-credit montage), but overall it's more amusing than hilarious.
-Owen GleibermanFull Review