• 100
    This is a movie where you WANT to stick around for the credits. The beauty is that you are totally set up for it, and you don't mind one bit. That final sequence ties the movie together in an awesome fashion.
  • 90
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter
    A piercingly funny, twisted "whatever-happens-in-Vegas" caper.
  • 90
    Joe Leydon Variety
    At once raucously free-wheeling and meticulously contrived, picture satisfies as a boys-gone-wild laff riot that also clicks as a seriocomic beat-the-clock detective story.
  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times
    A funny movie, flat out, all the way through. Its setup is funny. Every situation is funny. Most of the dialogue is funny almost line by line.
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone
    The Hangover ain't art, but Phillips has shaped the hardcore hilarity into the summer party movie of all our twisted dreams.
  • 78
    Kimberley Jones Austin Chronicle
    The Hangover instantly has the feel of one for the ages.
  • 75
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly
    Overall it's more amusing than hilarious.
  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald
    The Hangover remains unrepentantly irresponsible and hilarious throughout, culminating with what could be the funniest montage ever to grace a picture's end credits. The summer's first sleeper hit has arrived.
  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe
    It's a worst-case-scenario of bachelor party morning-after, and it is howlingly funny.
  • 70
    Village Voice
    Phillips can't bring himself to push the material into truly outré territory, or to characterize his growth-impaired guys as degenerate creeps rather than lovable scamps.