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The Internship (2013)

Country: USA

Genres: Comedy

Taglines: Hiring them was a brilliant mistake.

Director: Shawn Levy

Writers: Jared Stern, Vince Vaughn

Stars: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rose Byrne, Aasif Mandvi, ...

Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) are salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital world. Trying to prove they are not obsolete, they defy the odds by talking their way into a coveted internship at Google, along with a battalion of brilliant college students. But, gaining entrance to this utopia is only half the battle. Now they must compete with a group of the nation's most elite, tech-savvy geniuses to prove that necessity really is the mother of re-invention.

75 | 2013-06-07 | Owen Gleiberman

There’s a reason that it lacks the highs of "Wedding Crashers": The Internship puts us on the side of those who are trying to hold on to respectability, not tear it down.
Read More: Entertainment Weekly

75 | 2013-06-07 | Sheila O'Malley

The moments of sentiment, when they come, feel fully earned, and they come out of characterization.
Read More: RogerEbert.com

75 | 2013-06-06 | Steve Persall

The humor is an underdog's fantasy, tapping the same vein Murray bled dry with self-important camp counselors and military officers; the less cool they are, the harder they'll fall.
Read More: Tampa Bay Times

75 | 2013-06-06 | Roger Moore

Interns Wilson and Vaughn swap lines like veteran jazz musicians who still have a sense of play about them — an endless supply of nicknames, high-and-low fives, dated slang and goodwill — theirs for each other, and ours for them.
Read More: McClatchy-Tribune News Service

75 | 2013-06-06 | Richard Roeper

The Internship is the movie version of a goofy dog that knows only a few tricks but keeps on looking at you and wagging his tail, daring you not to like him. Down, boy. You win.
Read More: Chicago Sun-Times

75 | 2013-06-06 | Andrew Schenker

Shawn Levy's occasionally uproarious, warm-hearted comedy is about different generations educating each other, but it never seems rote.
Read More: Slant Magazine

63 | 2013-06-06 | Steven Rea

The Internship itself would be kind of charming, too, if this Google-recruitment film, this 119-minute commercial for Googliness, weren't so downright creepy.
Read More: Philadelphia Inquirer

60 | 2013-07-05 | Ken McIntyre

Vaughn and Wilson. eight years on from "Wedding Crashers," the pair successfully rekindle their irascible shtick.
Read More: Total Film

60 | 2013-06-02 | Scott Foundas

This big-hearted underdog comedy from director Shawn Levy is, much like its two leads, exceedingly affable and good-natured despite being undeniably long in the tooth.
Read More: Variety

60 | 2013-06-02 | Stephen Farber

The actors do what they can to supply the texture missing from the script. Vaughn and Wilson riff together with pleasing professionalism.
Read More: The Hollywood Reporter

50 | 2013-06-06 | Liam Lacey

Though by no means a good movie, The Internship floats along for fairly well for about half its length, thanks to the easy interplay between the two stars and a certain melancholic topicality.
Read More: The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

50 | 2013-06-06 | Jen Chaney

The fact that this overlong, often preposterous comedy succeeds at all (which it does, only occasionally) proves that the Vaughn/Wilson charm can still work a measure of magic.
Read More: Washington Post

50 | 2013-06-06 | Claudia Puig

Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson may be the worst interns since Monica Lewinsky.
Read More: USA Today

50 | 2013-06-06 | Joe Williams

Congratulations, visitor. You have been randomly selected to beta test an entertainment-software product called “The Internship 2.0.”
Read More: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

50 | 2013-06-06 | Peter Travers

A flabby farce that might win a pass at the box office because it's just so cute and family friendly. But where's your edge, guys? Where are the laughs that walk a tightrope?
Read More: Rolling Stone

50 | 2013-06-06 | Ty Burr

It’s the kind of Hollywood formula product that proves why the formula’s so hard to kill: simultaneously easy to like and impossible to respect.
Read More: Boston Globe

50 | 2013-06-06 | Michael Phillips

Levy surely knew that the script at hand didn't warrant a full two-hour running time; even if you enjoy The Internship, as my son did, it feels 20 minutes over-full at least. Cut out half of the "Flashdance" and "X-Men" references, and you're halfway there.
Read More: Chicago Tribune

50 | 2013-06-05 | A.A. Dowd

The real star of The Internship is Google itself, and what a self-aggrandizing diva she is.
Read More: The A.V. Club

50 | 2013-06-05 | Kimberley Jones

Product placement aside, there’s an admirable, even sweet, message about fellowship and misfit pride shot through the whole script, and Vaughn is rather touching as a kind of cuddly uncle figure to his fellow interns.
Read More: Austin Chronicle

50 | 2013-06-05 | Rodrigo Perez

The Internship might be the best worst comedy of the year thus far.
Read More: The Playlist

50 | 2013-06-05 | Betsy Sharkey

The movie is not exactly a laugh riot. But its comedy is amiable enough — and surprisingly clean.
Read More: Los Angeles Times

50 | 2013-06-05

This vaguely funny film is also the saddest and most depressing movie of 2013.

42 | 2013-06-07 | Peter Rainer

There’s a potentially good comedy to be made about old-school guys trying to make a go of it in a youth-dominated digital marketplace, but director Shawn Levy and screenwriter Jared Stern overdose on moronic excursions.
Read More: Christian Science Monitor

40 | 2013-07-05 | Guy Lodge

It’s a testament to the duo’s jazzy comic chemistry that they wring some laughs from this dated, frankly sinister premise.
Read More: Time Out London

40 | 2013-07-03 | Tim Robey

That the film ends up floundering is not really their fault. These two belong on screen together: when they’re not completing each other’s sentences, they’re completing them wrongly, which is even better.
Read More: The Telegraph

40 | 2013-06-06 | Andrew O'Hehir

What makes The Internship especially unfortunate is that there are pieces of a better, funnier movie lying around here, pretty much unnoticed.
Read More: Salon.com

40 | 2013-06-05 | Bill Goodykoontz

The Internship has some funny moments. The cast is too talented for it to come up completely dry. But for a movie about a place so filled with ambitious climbers, it is far too lazy.
Read More: Arizona Republic

38 | 2013-06-06 | James Berardinelli

Everything about it feels stale: the actors, the story, the comedy, everything. And, to make matters worse, that everything goes on for an interminable two hours.
Read More: ReelViews

36 | 2013-06-04 | William Goss

In fact, The Internship rivals the aggressively bland “Larry Crowne” for sheer tepidness, if not worse due to the exhaustive product placement for a company whose real-life presence is unlikely to soon wane.
Read More: Film.com

30 | 2013-06-06 | Manohla Dargis

Written by Mr. Vaughn and Jared Stern, The Internship spreads the corporate gospel with sporadic jokes, the usual buddy-film shenanigans (a visit to a strip club, a teasingly shared bed) and a lot of motivational cant.
Read More: The New York Times

25 | 2013-06-06 | Kyle Smith

It seems more likely that a dumb movie will lead only to a time-wasting surge in applications from dummies. Maybe The Internship was secretly funded by Bing.
Read More: New York Post

20 | 2013-07-05 | Peter Bradshaw

There is a creepy, undead feel to this lumbering comedy set in the offices of Google, and Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn have a distinct Baron Samedi look in their eyes.
Read More: The Guardian

20 | 2013-06-06 | Joe Neumaier

Who let an unfunny, irritatingly acted two-hour commercial for Google onto multiplex screens?
Read More: New York Daily News

20 | 2013-06-06 | Eric Hynes

A movie sorely bereft of ideas, laughs and justification for the comic duo’s undifferentiating self-regard.
Read More: Time Out New York

10 | 2013-06-06 | Stephanie Zacharek

For those of you on a really tight entertainment budget, you'll be paying at least 8 cents per minute not to laugh. Your money is better spent on beans and rice.
Read More: Village Voice