Date Night


Date Night

Critics Consensus

An uneasy blend of action and comedy, Date Night doesn't quite live up to the talents of its two leads, but Steve Carell and Tina Fey still manage to shine through most of the movie's flaws.



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Steve Carell and Tina Fey star in director Shawn Levy's comedy about a couple whose routine date night becomes anything but when dinner and a movie just won't suffice anymore. Their union in imminent danger of becoming hopelessly monotonous, the desperate couple goes to unprecedented lengths in order to preserve the spark. Mark Wahlberg, James Franco, and Kristen Wiig co-star in the 20th Century Fox production.


Steve Carell
as Phil Foster
Tina Fey
as Claire Foster
Mark Wahlberg
as Holbrooke
Taraji P. Henson
as Detective Arroyo
Jimmi Simpson
as Armstrong
as Collins
William Fichtner
as DA Frank Crenshaw
JB Smoove
as Cabbie
Kristen Wiig
as Haley Sullivan
Mark Ruffalo
as Brad Sullivan
Mila Kunis
as Whippit
Bill Burr
as Detective Walsh
Jonathan Morgan Heit
as Oliver Foster
Savannah Argenti
as Charlotte Foster
Nick Kroll
as Claw Maitre D'
Olivia Munn
as Claw Hostess
Gal Gadot
as Natanya
Darren Le Gallo
as Teaneck Waiter
J. Razor
as Peppermint Hippo Doorman
Gillian Vigman
as House-Hunting Woman
Cantor Chayim Frenkel
as House-Hunting Man
Jon Bernthal
as Young Man
Ari Graynor
as Young Woman
as Himself
Sho Brown
as VIP Thug
Jahnel Curfman
as Exotic Dancer #1
Stella Angelova
as Exotic Dancer #2
Joe Starr
as Miletto Thug #1
John Cenatiempo
as Miletto Thug #2
Katie Gill
as Claw Hottie
Michelle Galdenzi
as Claw Hottie
Stacey Scowley
as Claw Hottie
Hal Devi
as VIP Room Bodyguard
Dani Playel
as VIP Room Dancer #1
Kat Howland
as VIP Room Dancer #2
Alandrea Martin
as VIP Room Dancer #3
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Critic Reviews for Date Night

All Critics (228) | Top Critics (48) | Fresh (151) | Rotten (77)

  • Fey, in particular, seems uncomfortable with the shenanigans.

    Jan 3, 2011 | Rating: D | Full Review…
  • For a film that doesn't even scrape the 90-minute mark, Date Night takes an awfully long time to end.

    Jul 6, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • Okay, this is only a farcical fable, but with another director it might have been a little more than that.

    Apr 29, 2010 | Rating: 3/5
  • It's lively stuff with funny lines, droll cameos from Mark Wahlberg and James Franco, and a nice running gag about Jeanne Tripplehorn.

    Apr 23, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It's not that Fey and Carell don't make for a convincing onscreen couple; they simply overplay their 'embarrassing parent' shtick far too early and are left spitting cheap soundbites at each other in a genial, neverending bout of one-upmanship.

    Apr 23, 2010 | Rating: 2/5
  • Fey and Carell are better than this, but when the other options in the action-romcom territory include such efforts as The Bounty Hunter, who's complaining?

    Apr 22, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Dave Calhoun

    Time Out
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Date Night

  • Dec 19, 2015
    Date Night is the kind of comedy we get a few times a year that's ok but never memorable, But with such a strong cast it should been better, It has its funny moments but there far few between, There's a fun car chase but apart from that there's nothing new.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Oct 11, 2013
    It got me some laughs so it was worth it. Plus, they're quite charismatic.
    Wildaly M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 15, 2013
    Totally sucked. I hated Tina Fey (and have been impressed that I'm not alone when I hear other, particularly older people refer to her as "that horrible Tina Fey") until someone told me I might like her book, <I>Bossypants</I> which I did very much, so I've given her another chance. But this movie sucked. It's an utterly formulated accidental encounter with bad-guys type vehicle, and not really very funny or interesting due to it being silly and so, so derivative. We've seen this movie a hundred times before under other titles. I was expecting something closer to <I>This Is 40</I>, but I was disappointed. Sadly, she didn't write it. Perhaps if it had been her project and not somebody else's ...
    Pamela D Super Reviewer
  • Jul 19, 2013
    "Date Night" isn't overtly funny or remarkable in any sense of the word, but it's entirely un-hateable as an action-comedy. Tina Fey and Steve Carrell (both of whom are considered two of the funniest active performers) aren't astounding with their performances, but they handle the material quite well and maintain a likable charisma. There are a few laughs to be had and some sequences are relatively exciting, and although "Date Night" is generic and not a spectacularly written, edited or directed film, it's passable entertainment.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer

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