Date Night Movie Gets Mixed Reviews
Date Night is a newly released movie starring comedy powerhouse Steve Carell and Tina Fey. But after its initial showing, critics are giving the film mixed reviews.
The Los Angeles Times: “Think of Date Night as a half-a-loaf comedy. No, it’s not set in a bakery, but though it is funny it will likely leave you hungry for more as you consider the age-old perception that having half a loaf is better than none at all.”
The Washington Post: “That’s because Carell and Fey have something that no movie, no matter how predictable, can stifle. It’s called chemistry, but it’s not the romantic kind. Instead, it’s the power that each of them has to crack the other up.”
The Boston Herald: “While the film’s leads provide plenty to laugh at, the well-worn, pedestrian plot isn’t helped by a hit-or-miss tone that an Alfred Hitchcock or a Martin Scorsese would have had little trouble ironing out. But then, director Shawn Levy is best known for his Night at the Museum movies, so it’s a miracle it holds together at all.”