By Ryan Parsons | Image property of 20th Century Fox
I've always had high hopes for the 20th Century Fox comedy, Date Night, but do admit I was slightly worried about how little the studio was willing to show from the film. Well, it looks like I'm just a worrier, as the first reviews are positive.
Date Night Reviews
Check out a couple of the first reviews (or snippets of) for Date Night below. The general consensus is that after the opening twenty minutes the film takes off with plenty of gags.
A romantic comedy with action, edge and genuine chemistry between its leads, "Date Night" scores a home run. As a suburban couple whose evening out goes disastrously wrong, setting off a boisterous Gotham pursuit, Steve Carell and Tina Fey are ideally suited both to each other and to the material. Helmer Shawn Levy ("Night at the Museum") tempers his customary flair for action with an unexpected capacity for warmth, making an uncommonly engaging date movie that should also score at the box office.
Ultimately, it's Carell and Fey, displaying an unmistakable chemistry together, who give the film its entertainment value, not the overblown car chases and shootouts. If they could make this sort of routine premise work as well as it does, imagine what they could do with really inspired material.
Like what you hear? Then check out the full reviews for Date Night by clicking the bold links above.