Paul

Paul

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Paul

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) sci-fi comedy about two geeks whose pilgrimage to America's UFO heartland derails when they meet an alien called Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen). Cue an insane road trip that alters their universe forever.

For the past 60 years, Paul has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. For reasons unknown, the space-traveling smart-ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town (which happens to be Graeme and Clive's RV). Chased by federal agents (including Jason Bateman) and the fanatical father of a young woman that they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch an escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship.

Directed by Superbad's Greg Mottola, from a story by Pegg and Frost.

2011Rating: R13, contains violence, offensive language and sexual references105 minsUK, France
ComedyScience Fiction
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Reviews & comments

Laughs are alien

Nice idea. Nice trailer. Falls flat on its big green headed alien face as a full length movie. Painfully obvious and almost totally devoid of laughs, originality, wit or much to say. Is it just me? Or is "Paul", just like Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's "Hot Fuzz" and "Shaun of the Dead," another "good idea" movie that...

2.0
0

Amusing

I'm not a big fan of toilet humour movies, or of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, so I assumed I'd hate this one. Maybe that's why I enjoyed it so much... no expectation. It's funny and a perfect Friday night movie. Not sure why other reviews aren't so favourable. I think the thing I liked about it the most was that it was different. There's so many movies...

4.0
0

Pleasantly surprised

To be honest I was actually quite surprised in that I actually enjoyed this. I suspected, much like all Pegg minus Wright movies, that this would be a charming, if rather unimpressive comedy thin on laughs and with a concept stretched to its limits. And while it's hardly going to break any barriers of the genre, I did actually find myself amused for it's...

3.0
0

Great

Didn't think much of this movie going into it, but was very suprised at how good it was. The perfect combination of funny and light-hearted it was a great watch!

4.0
0

wow what fun

I really enjoyed this movie. it was so funny & a lot more fun than I thought it would be. a lot of in jokes to other movies made it all the more enjoyable.

4.0
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what a fun movie

really enjoyed this movie more than I thought I would. a real laugh a minute, lots of in movie references & just a good fun movie to watch

4.0
0

Could have been better..

Whilst Pegg and Frost's chemistry is as dynamic as ever i think my impression of this film has been tarnished due to its constant comparison to that of the 'Blood and Ice Cream' trilogy. It's not the same director, i find myself screaming at people as they lament on how it lacked the dark humour of 'Hot Fuzz' and 'Shaun of the Dead.' That being said i...

3.0
0

Not there best but still a laugh out loud Movie

I just love Simon Pegg & Nick Frost but its no Hot Fuzz or Shaun of the Dead maybe because the Duo are missing there buddy Edgar Wright Seth Rogen does what he does best playing a weed smoking Alien Trying to get back home theres certainly a lot of references that like myself sci fi fans will get all in all not a bad film but not the best still if your...

3.0
0

Excellent comedy

A warranty for lot of laughter!

5.0
0

Meh

It was just ok, nothing special and quite forgettable

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

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Part bromance, part sci-fi spoof and all a bit disappointing.

0
TVNZ

TVNZ

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Aliens, geeks and Pegg and Frost back on screen - how can it go wrong?

0
Total Film

Total Film

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The geek brothers travel across the world only to find themselves. The resulting road movie is fondly indulgent rather than inspired, breezy but broad and indicative of treasured talents coasting.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

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While Paul seems great conceptually, he's not particularly interesting or surprising.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

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Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are on disappointing form in a sci-fi comedy that never reaches the heights of Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz...

2.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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Here's a movie that teeters on the edge of being really pretty good and loses its way.

0
Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

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Take me to your comedy...

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Affectionate, funny and action-packed sci-fi spoof.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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Broader and more accessible than either Shaun Of The Dead or Hot Fuzz, Paul is pure Pegg and Frost - clever, cheeky and very, very funny. You'll never look at E. T. in the same way again.

4.0
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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

It's a terrific idea, and Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and a stellar cast of - mostly - Saturday Night Live alumni come very close to making it into a terrific movie.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Part bromance, part sci-fi spoof and all a bit disappointing.

0
TVNZ

TVNZ

press

Aliens, geeks and Pegg and Frost back on screen - how can it go wrong?

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

The geek brothers travel across the world only to find themselves. The resulting road movie is fondly indulgent rather than inspired, breezy but broad and indicative of treasured talents coasting.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

While Paul seems great conceptually, he's not particularly interesting or surprising.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are on disappointing form in a sci-fi comedy that never reaches the heights of Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz...

2.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Here's a movie that teeters on the edge of being really pretty good and loses its way.

0
Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

press

Take me to your comedy...

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Affectionate, funny and action-packed sci-fi spoof.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Broader and more accessible than either Shaun Of The Dead or Hot Fuzz, Paul is pure Pegg and Frost - clever, cheeky and very, very funny. You'll never look at E. T. in the same way again.

4.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

It's a terrific idea, and Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and a stellar cast of - mostly - Saturday Night Live alumni come very close to making it into a terrific movie.

0

Laughs are alien

Nice idea. Nice trailer. Falls flat on its big green headed alien face as a full length movie. Painfully obvious and almost totally devoid of laughs, originality, wit or much to say. Is it just me? Or is "Paul", just like Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's "Hot Fuzz" and "Shaun of the Dead," another "good idea" movie that...

2.0
0

Amusing

I'm not a big fan of toilet humour movies, or of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, so I assumed I'd hate this one. Maybe that's why I enjoyed it so much... no expectation. It's funny and a perfect Friday night movie. Not sure why other reviews aren't so favourable. I think the thing I liked about it the most was that it was different. There's so many movies...

4.0
0

Pleasantly surprised

To be honest I was actually quite surprised in that I actually enjoyed this. I suspected, much like all Pegg minus Wright movies, that this would be a charming, if rather unimpressive comedy thin on laughs and with a concept stretched to its limits. And while it's hardly going to break any barriers of the genre, I did actually find myself amused for it's...

3.0
0

Great

Didn't think much of this movie going into it, but was very suprised at how good it was. The perfect combination of funny and light-hearted it was a great watch!

4.0
0

wow what fun

I really enjoyed this movie. it was so funny & a lot more fun than I thought it would be. a lot of in jokes to other movies made it all the more enjoyable.

4.0
0

what a fun movie

really enjoyed this movie more than I thought I would. a real laugh a minute, lots of in movie references & just a good fun movie to watch

4.0
0

Could have been better..

Whilst Pegg and Frost's chemistry is as dynamic as ever i think my impression of this film has been tarnished due to its constant comparison to that of the 'Blood and Ice Cream' trilogy. It's not the same director, i find myself screaming at people as they lament on how it lacked the dark humour of 'Hot Fuzz' and 'Shaun of the Dead.' That being said i...

3.0
0

Not there best but still a laugh out loud Movie

I just love Simon Pegg & Nick Frost but its no Hot Fuzz or Shaun of the Dead maybe because the Duo are missing there buddy Edgar Wright Seth Rogen does what he does best playing a weed smoking Alien Trying to get back home theres certainly a lot of references that like myself sci fi fans will get all in all not a bad film but not the best still if...

3.0
0

Excellent comedy

A warranty for lot of laughter!

5.0
0

Meh

It was just ok, nothing special and quite forgettable

2.0
0