Total Film - 03/16/2010 3 stars out of 5 -- "Carell and co keep mining shards of comic brilliance and, even more unlikely, some disarming glints of emotion."
USA Today - 04/09/2010 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A]n absurd and wildly amusing night to remember. This is the rare screwball comedy that is superbly paced, cleverly plotted and hilarious from start to finish."
Wall Street Journal - 04/09/2010
"[S]uperbly absurd....Steve Carell and Tina Fey, are exactly what they seem. They're perfect casting in a short, sweet comedy that makes the most of their genial gifts..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 04/07/2010 3 stars out of 4 -- "Steve Carell and Tina Fey play a nice, unassuming couple in DATE NIGHT, and that's one of the reasons the movie works so well."
A.V. Club - 04/08/2010
"DATE NIGHT occasionally stumbles onto moments of emotional honesty when the subterranean currents of resentment and boredom in Fey and Carell's marriage puncture the surface."
Washington Post - 04/09/2010 3 stars out of 4 -- "Regardless of the silliness of the situation -- or in truth, because of it -- they're a joy to watch."
Hollywood Reporter - 04/05/2010
"Ultimately, it's Carell and Fey, displaying an unmistakable chemistry together, who give the film its entertainment value..."
Entertainment Weekly - 04/16/2010
"Carell and Fey project an intellectual sharpness and an understanding of what's important in life -- and what's ridiculous....The leads provide their own excellent entertainment..." -- Grade: B
Rolling Stone - 04/29/2010
"Best of all is Mark Wahlberg in a nifty bit of self-satire as a shirtless weapons expert."
Sight and Sound - 05/01/2010
"There are funny moments....DATE NIGHT remains a reasonably amiable comedy that stressed parents will relate to..."
This action comedy tells the tale of mild-mannered married couple Phil (Steve Carell) and Claire (Tina Fey), who fear their relationship may be falling into a stale rut. During their weekly date night, they impetuously steal a dinner reservation, which leads to a case of mistaken identity. Turns out the reservation was for a pair of thieves, and now a number of unsavory characters want Phil and Claire killed. If they can survive a wacky life-threatening night, they may just rediscover the passion missing from their marriage. Directed by Shawn Levy, the film co-stars Mark Wahlberg, James Franco, and Kristen Wiig.
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