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Paul (Unrated) [2011]

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Greg Mottola

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About the Movie

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) reunite as sci-fi geeks taking a pilgrimage to America’s UFO heartland. There they meet a smart-ass alien, Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen), who takes them on an insane road trip. As they struggle to return Paul home, the little green man might just take the outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes. From the director of Superbad, Greg Mottola, and with a stellar supporting cast including Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Joe Lo Truglio, Jane Lynch and Sigourney Weaver, Paul Unrated is filled with even more outrageous comedy not seen in theaters!

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 200
  • Fresh: 142
  • Rotten: 58
  • Average Rating: 6.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: 'Paul' is more a bagful of giggles. Rogen is a nonstop hoot, but it's the byplay between Frost and Pegg that roots the laughs in characters we care about. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Mar 18, 2011

Fresh: A good-hearted, funny movie. – Linda Holmes, NPR, Mar 18, 2011

Rotten: Well, that's one joke. Ninety more minutes to go. – Rafer Guzman, Newsday, Mar 25, 2011

Fresh: Paul is arguably the best science fiction comedy since Galaxy Quest. – James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Mar 21, 2011

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Customer Reviews

Pegg and Frost= Just Buy It!

This movie is hilarious! The cast the joins Pegg and Frost is amazing and everyone does so well together(including Wiig, Bateman, and Hader). Just buy this already and start laughing!

I admit it.......I loved Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz because of the characters, the storylines, and the hilarious jokes [watch those films instead, your brain cells and dignity will thank you later]. However, when I heard that Simon Pegg and Nick Frost were teaming up for this movie I was excited. But, when I saw this film I got a refund for my ticket. Why? First, the amoral anti-Christian arguments did not fit in this fact, they were non sequitur saying things like "Aliens exist, therefore God doesn't." Just because something isn't mentioned in the Bible doesn't mean it disproves it! That's as dumb as saying, "Airplanes exist, and therefore God doesn't." Sheesh! Second, the portrayal of the geek community, which includes me, is very offensive. They say that we all go to the Vazquez Rocks to reenact the fight between James T. Kirk and the Gorn captain..........bull, we all speak fluent Klingon.........bull, we all own swords..........bull, saying that we act like Fox Mulder with paranoid conspiracy theories and visit alien crash sites......bull, we all go to comic book stores.......bu-wait a minute.......they got a point there, and saying we can't get a girl unless they were cosplayers..........I am offended the worst by that joke [NOTE: I could understand an Orion Slave girl as part of the joke……..sort of, but an Ewok cosplayer?!?! This film is just trying my patience]. Third, they throw in every tedious, highly clichéd sci-fi references they could think of at the moment. Come on, any Godzilla references? Doctor Who references? Twilight Zone or Outer Limits references? H.P. Lovecraft references? Firefly references? They didn't? GOOD! Imagine how bad it would be if they got ahold of these classic sci-fi franchises and made me sick to my stomach by turning them inside out like John Carpenter's The Thing [a film that at that moment I wish I were watching instead of this film]. Fourth, David Edelstein has it wrong in his review for Rotten Tomatoes describing Paul.........the CGI for him sucked, it isn't well articulated, Seth Rogen [who will never be the Green Hornet by the way] is not a virtuoso at mixing motormouthed rudeness with a hint of tenderness. Instead, he is a poorly animated and annoying character that makes Jar Jar Binks look tolerable in comparison to him. During the movie, I was hoping that a super-predator from Predators would skin this thing alive and not even take this thing's skull as a trophy I hated him that much. Finally, this story sucked! It felt like a psychological test in torture, the characters are insulting stereotypes, and the jokes are as abominably horrible as possible! Bottomline, whatever film you thought was bad, guess what? After seeing this movie, you will wish you were watching that film instead of this movie!


This is brave and refreshing. Hilarious laughs all round it will have you laughing to the end. The cast is great and the effects are used as they should in a movie - as props and to flesh out the story - not to overshadow the acting. The anti-religious sentiments are very welcome in this time and age when as a race we need to do away with ancient fantasies and religious mumbo-jumbo.

Paul (Unrated) [2011]
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2011

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