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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 would have worked far better and been far funnier as a half-hour episode of something like Pegg's excellent TV sit-com, "Spaced"? If... More you beep the bad language this is basically a kids film about a potty mouthed alien who is helped by two comic-book and sci-fi movie geeks. The nods to Spielberg, Lucas and a few sci-fi movies were fun but hardly made it either funny or bearable. But then again, I was unimpressed by "Shaun of the Dead" - nice title, dull movie - so what do I know? For me, true comedy is "Monty Python's Life of Brian," or Sami Rami's "Evil Dead 2" or Peter Jackson's "Braindead." This? This is just a middle-of-the-road-movie with a cute stoner alien CGI character, but we've seen Seth Rogan as an alien playing the far funnier character of Bob the Blob in "Monsters vs Aliens." Two yawn-inducing stars for Mr Pegg and Mr Frost :(Hide

BY mrsong nobody

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 out there, it's hard to find a unique concept, and I think this had it. Thumbs up.

BY Stuart-Bland superstar

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 length with a nice homage of sorts to the sci-fi greats of the past, mixed with a little of Pegg/ Frost's top notch ability to delight their... More audience with plenty of heart and a lot of raucous comedy. Rogen, surprisingly, also worked as the alien to two guys run into while on their great American road trip, with the comedic accents to his character evoking a character who has been ruined by years of western culture. At times the jokes felt a little repetitive, and it did seem to run out of steam after about an hour, but nevertheless, it was a fun way to spend a couple of hours, with enough references to keep a geek's attention maintained throughout.Hide

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!

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.

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

BY Abe213 grader

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 adored the constant sci-fi references and Rogen didn't do that bad of a job as Paul. Oh and Bateman is spectacular as stoic as ever but that's... More why we love him.Hide

BY bigspendakev superstar

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 a fan its a must see movie just to see the ending alone i dont think this is part of there blood and icecream trilogy its one that you will... More watch over and over just to get the subtle and not so subtle subtextsHide

BY Gerd superstar

A warranty for lot of laughter!


BY Sarah29 superstar

It was just ok, nothing special and quite forgettable

BY daveyboy lister

Probably shouldn't be writing this review as I'm not a sci-fi fan at all, however this was a comedy at heart.
This is yet again another one of those films that throws most of its good sequences into its trailer which basically ruins the magic of the film.
The references to such classics as the 'ALIEN' franchise were hilarious.
The only reason the audience in my screening erupted in laughter together was because of Blythe Danner. Her 'My weed!' & 'Get away from her, you B*tch!' lines were... More great.
Worth the watch. But not worth buying.Hide

BY freshdude superstar

Hollywood BS for people that love lame American comedies ... and there's way too many of those to start naming them.
If you go to the movies once a year, chance is you'll like it ... but honestly don't bother paying $15, it'll be on tv soon enough and probably every year too.

BY clararar superstar

Packed full of various fandom references, it's your classic buddy roadtrip flick, but with more of a nerd/dry British humour angle. There is a twist or two but nothing too unpredictable, and of course has a feel-good ending. Not much more to say other than if you're the sort of person who enjoys going to Armageddon or other similar conventions, this will probably appeal - otherwise a lot of the references will go over your head...

BY BrionyJae superstar

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are always going to be awesome together, 'Paul' being no exception! There were a heap of Sci-Fi references, like from 'Back To The Future' and all that, which made it awesome for all the nerds out there that are exactly like the MCs. I do prefer 'Shaun Of The Dead' and 'Hot Fuzz' simply because the humour there is a lot more deadpan and dry, but 'Paul' was still very amusing, and I'd love to see it again to pick up more jokes :)

BY Darryn nobody

This was entirely predictable Nick and Simon material - and I loved it. It was also a pleasant surprise to recognise one great support actor after another - even in the minor roles.

What I liked most was that Paul was more 'worldly' than the humans a lot of the time.
Seth Rogans voice was perfect for Paul and I was surprised that his character was believable and didn't jar at all. (How on earth do these actors act when one of the actors is virtual?!)
My 20 year old kids went to it... More after me and loved it even more.
Very much brain switch off material but far from mush.Hide

A hilarious film, once again by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. All the silly jokes and fun references are golden and provide a really awesome time at the movies! I loved how they reenacted Captain Kirk's fight with Gorn! So many good jokes!

Nick Frost and Simon Pegg ascend further into the mountains of geekdom with their existential stoner road trip chase film Paul. With that said, the film's enjoyment is pretty much relative to the size of your inner geek. So, if you have the ability to recite the Klingon alphabet, you'll get the most enjoyment out of its referential sci-fi humour. But even if you're a hermit who's been living under a rock on the surface of Jupiter for the last 40 years, the writing's witty enough to guarantee... More yourself many genuine laughs without needing the back knowledge of recent pop-culture.Hide