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Sex Tape feels like the halves of two different movies. There is a fun, believable comedy about family life... that is upended by the overly broad, barely funny attempts at reclaiming the sex tape.
The film wants to be wild and dark and crazy, but it's also a big studio summer movie, and so it feels like it flirts with truly insane material, but without ever really committing to it.
At 100-minutes, the movie drags and drags until finally losing steam in the last act and then collapses into a pile of worn out platitudes, limp gross out gags and gooey sentiment.
McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Sex Tape is not quite the train wreck its TV ads make it out to be.
New York Daily News
How could a movie that offers Jason Segel riffing on sex and Cameron Diaz regularly disrobing be so dull?
Sex Tape is a case study in how little interest American movies—and especially American sex comedies—have in dealing with sex as anything other than a source of cheap giggles and nonstop humiliation.
The A.V. Club
It’s less a movie than a bad sitcom episode stretched to feature length and raunched up to an R rating.
The Hollywood Reporter
Sex Tape is sexcruciating.
Sex Tape is an unaccountable drag — strained, toothless and far too tame to achieve the sort of outrageous, raunchy-titillating effect it’s aiming for.
Sex Tape is a hustler of a film — it works very hard for its laughs — but it's so haphazardly directed (by Jake Kasdan) and written (by Kate Angelo and Segel and Nicholas Stoller) that it can easily be divided into three distinct sections.
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