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Ferrell and Hart don’t bring anything that we haven’t seen from them before, but they create a bouncy, playfully defiant rapport. It’s promising enough that you wish they could have made a movie in which they’re just making us laugh, instead of leaving us wondering how every third scene could be made less offensive.
I don’t believe that Get Hard sets out to be hurtful, and there are some good gags... but it does seem dumb and dated.
The Hollywood Reporter
A passably silly but lowbrow buddy comedy.
Ferrell is as fearless as ever, stripping down and looking foolish, willing to be out-of-touch and out of step. Hart has his manic moments. But in this buddy comedy, the buddies are not equal and that limits the laughs.
Get Hard is most comfortable — and funny — when Cohen gets back to skewering class warfare.
A raunchy yet slack-feeling comedy that seems to put as much effort into playing on racial stereotypes as playing for laughs.
Belying its title, this is a pretty flaccid offering which fails to gel the comedy stylings of Hart and Ferrell.
Whatever one makes of Get Hard’s contribution to our ongoing national debate about race, class and sexuality, there’s no denying that too much of it simply feels cheap, flailing and tired.
Competently made but morally repellent, Get Hard may be my least favorite Will Ferrell feature film.
It's an absolutely horrible, amateurishly assembled comedy that is more offensive than just about anything we've seen lately, a non-stop parade of racist, homophobic bile that would be bad enough from any comedian, but coming out of Ferrell and Hart has the effect of watching a childhood hero committing some horrible act.
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