Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) reunite as sci-fi geeks taking a pilgrimage to America’s UFO heartland. There they meet a smart-ass alien, Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen), who takes them on an insane road trip. As they struggle to return Paul home, the little green man might just take the outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes. From the director of Superbad, Greg Mottola, and with a stellar supporting cast including Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Joe Lo Truglio, Jane Lynch and Sigourney Weaver, Paul is a must-own comedy adventure not to be missed!
Who's up for a close encounter?. For the past 60 years, a space-traveling smart-ass named Paul has been locked up in a top-secret military base, advising world leaders about his kind. But when he worries he’s outlived his usefulness and the dissection table is drawing uncomfortably close, Paul escapes on the first RV that passes by his compound in Area 51. Fortunately, it contains the two earthlings who are most likely to rescue and harbor an alien on the run.
This is a great movie. But, you really need to watch the other version - the Unrated version. This is the Theatrical version, which has a lot of scenes edited out completely or cleaned up for family viewing. To me it is almost like watching 2 different movies. Both are good and funny, but the unrated version is hysterical.
I loved Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead. An amusing film, no more. As for the religious jokes, I love satire and irony. It was all very clumsy and quite poorly written. And I love Monty Pythons Life of Brian. If you're going to make fun of something, do it cleverly. PS: to all the really offended people - you need to lighten up. The main point was to make a joke out of creationism and they don't really need to do that do they?
What has occurred to me several days after seeing this, twice, was just how well done the computer generated Paul character is ! ! ! ! Five stars for that. He looks so real. You can feel his skin with your eyes when he touches some thing. Seriously well done ! Serious language in this. One thing about that . . . Paul spent like sixty years detained by the military until he escaped because they wanted to dissect him ( they had pumped him for all the knowledge he could come up with ). He learned to speak english from the military etc. Some say art shows our culture to us or some such. I am not saying anything against the military but I know people who have been in and this is pretty much the way they talk to each other. Paul is just mirroring that. He is being hunted down for gosh sakes; you would get a little intense to I bet. I don't EVEN want to get into the religion thing here. Jesus would have probably forgave him ( don't you think ?) or at least laughed with him now and then. Lighten up. Can you picture that in your mind ? Jesus laughing ? Jesus poking fun at him self ? If not I think something is missing here somewhere. If they had spent some time in area 51 and had more tech in the movie then I would have given it five stars. I was entertained and would watch this movie again. My significant other . . . welllll . . . even though she likes sifi she said she could skip it.
This movie is amazing!!! I recommend it to anyone who wants a good and a nonstop laugh!!!! You literally laugh through the whole movie! This is my favorite movie EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
This is a great flick!
The anti-Christian humor was repulsive. This was a terrible movie.
Very funy Seth Rogan is excellent and Nick Frost and Simon Pegg and both good in their typical roles. It has a nice take on the implications the discovery of Alien life for the religious!
For all of you who didn't like it, I don't understand you. You're obviously dry. It was hysterical! One of the best comedies I've seen lately!
The trailer didn't do much for me, but I enjoyed the previous 2 outings from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Surprisingly, I thought the best performance was by Seth Rogen as Paul. This is my pick for surprise movie of the year - came out of nowhere, had horrible advertising, and ended up being a diamond in the rough. Give it a chance!
Has to be one of the funniest movies I've ever seen
One of the funniest movies I ever saw
Paul was so halereose
I love any movies that star Simon Pegg and Nick Frost! When I was waching the preview I honestly thought that it was going to bomb but it was more funny then I expected. I would reccomend that you buy this movie.
So funny. Got to see it.
This is funny stuff with a positive message underlying the movie. Would recommend as an easy watch for a few laughs.
One of my all time fav movies!
This movie is soooo freaking funny I coulded stop laughing!!!! Just buy it!!!!
This movie is great! However, it's british humour, so if you don't get that, you won't "get" the subtle wit of this movie. If you're an american, chances are you won't understand the humour anyway. It pays tribute to all the great alien encounter movies made by hollywood, in a playful manner. The ending is sweet Actually, I love the jabs at the american rednecks and the religious nutjobs! They're just rich. Anyway, as someone who DOES get the british humour this movie is fabulous. The only thing I didn't think worked was the christian girl learning to swear etc. It missed the mark and it made her rather annoying. For the unrated version, people were complaining about the language so the following comment was made for them: The british use colourful language in adult comedies so just put your big kid pants on and stop the whining about the swearing. It's not a movie for children but it is a great flick!
Funny! Can't wait to see it again!
Overall - hysterical, good-feeling, and just downrigth amazing movie! I don't usually buy movies, only rent, but this is definitely one exception! Loved it!
See a new attractive movie for download only to see no captions or subtitles available. Disappointed. Gladly pay for it.
Not a family film for sure. Very funny, predictable at times but surprising at others. Worth a look.
there's a fine line between religious satire and sacrilegious content, and in my opinion, paul tastelessly flaunts much of the latter, making most of the middle segment and parts of the last stretch irritating to watch. they could've done it in a manner that was satirical without being insulting but clearly the filmmakers weren't going for clever points here. other than that, the film was quite decent. not quite up to par with simon pegg and nick frost's other work (i.e. shaun of the dead, hot fuzz), but still sporadically funny.
i saw this movie in the theaters. it is really funny, and it was even more halarious when my bible thumper mom got all offended. she is likie this movie is "blasphemy".
great movie with alot of laughs!!!!!!!!!
hella funny movie i love it haha
Great comedy. I rarely write reviews…it's like a modern day ET made with adult humor….very funny. worth every penny
Just dumb anal probe jokes, a weird and hateful anti-Christian fixation and unoriginal gags. A terrible misfire.
AWESOME FUN. SIT BACK AND HAVE FUN.