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Reviews: Trainwreck (2015)

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  • Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan
    • Excerpt: Trainwreck suffers from excess length and some jokes that for me were hit-and-miss. However, the story was clever enough and engaging enough to keep it all rolling pretty well.
  • José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Estupenda comedia dramática de Judd Apatow, tierna e hilarante a partes iguales, presidida por una fantástica Amy Schumer arropada por un tremendo despliegue de talentos que en ocasiones resultan de lo más sorprendentes e inesperados. Muy bien.
  • Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: The biggest problem I had is that I didn’t like most of the characters. I couldn’t stand to have dinner with any of these people, let alone spend two hours in a movie theater with them.
  • Robert Cashill @ Popdose
    • Excerpt: Blu-ray review
  • Samuel Castro @ Ochoymedio.info
    • Excerpt: Una comedia escrita para trasgreder algunas convenciones del género y para el lucimiento de Amy Schumer
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: …it’s Bill Hader who steals the show with his warmth, humanity and surprising sexiness.
  • Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog
    • Excerpt: While their respective styles are not wholly incompatible, there is a sense throughout of two slightly different versions of the same story running at the same time. At times, it seems like an unintentional homage to Woody Allen’s Melinda and Melinda.
  • M. Enois Duarte @ High-Def Digest.com
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: Schumer, as an actress and a screenwriter, doesn’t care if we “like” this character or not. Because of that, we really do.
  • John Gilpatrick @ John Likes Movies
    • Excerpt: Go ahead. Find a 2015 movie funnier than Trainwreck. I dare you.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Sneaky and subversive, slyly delivering love-spiced laughter…
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Even when Amy is making fun of her sister’s domesticity, you can sense a little jealousy behind her barbs. It’s that bitterness mixed with sensitivity that makes her personality someone we want to embrace.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow give us a breath of fresh air with a juicy R-rated comedy. While execs would rather aim at teenagers, adults are still ready to make time on busy weekends for boobies and swear words.
  • Ben Kendrick @ Screen Rant
    • Excerpt: Trainwreck is an honest film that defies gender stereotypes; though, more often than not, it still adheres to familiar romantic comedy tropes.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: As a romantic comedy, the film still follows the formula, being a little more careful not to offend than Amy Schumer’s TV show, and is never as subversive as her boundary-pushing brand of humor, but it’s still no shrinking violet and works as a potent showcase for Schumer.
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
  • Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
    • Excerpt: rainwreck launches TV sketch comedienne Amy Schumer into that pack with great gusto even if the vehicle in which she’s travelling has as many structural flaws as it does witty rejoinders.
  • Dan Lybarger @ ArkansasOnline.com
    • Excerpt: There are so many choice moments that one ceases to care Schumer didn’t bother to come up with a different name for her role.
  • Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth [German]
    • Excerpt: It’s not as revoltingly bad as ‘This Is 40′, but there still isn’t much to salvage – except maybe LeBron James’ genuinely funny guest appearance – from this overlong string of uninspired sex jokes, unnecessary cameos, pointless pop-culture references, and dishonest attempts at serious drama.
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
    • Excerpt: The film is incredibly satisfying as both a comedy and a character study.
  • Jason McKiernan @ Next Projection
    • Excerpt: …an earnest and introspective story for Schumer that still doesn’t sacrifice her uncompromising comedic verve, a frequently uproarious comedy with honest human truth at its core.
  • Jared Mobarak @ BuffaloVibe
  • Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]
  • [New – 1/7/16] | João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: Comedienne Amy Schumer is utterly charming in director Judd Apatow’s new comedy Trainwreck, which was written by the star and incorporates events from her own life.
  • Kristy Puchko @ Spinoff Online
    • Excerpt: “Trainwreck” lives up to the hype, being deeply charming and uproariously funny.
  • Francis Rizzo III @ DVDTalk
    • Excerpt: Feeling a bit like a Cannonball Run, thanks to the pile of funny and famous people involved, more spectacle than comedy gold, Trainwreck leverages the good will its cast engenders to remain entertaining throughout, as it attempts to balance comedy with drama, making a simply good movie in the end, though the finale leaves something to be desired.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Represents something of a comeback for Apatow, as well as a promising big-time debut for Schumer.
  • Sarah Ward @ artsHub
Updated: January 7, 2016 — 10:08 pm
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