The Trip


Genres: Comedy

Review: The Trip

What our critics thought of The Trip

Christy Lemire
Largely improvised and it shows - and I mean that in a good way.

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
In its best moments, this is a pleasant trifle, but sometimes it’s just pleasantly boring.

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What our critics are saying online

After some movies, Gene Siskel liked to say, "I wish I'd seen a documentary about the same actors having lunch." A whimsical new movie named "The Trip" puts his theory to the test. We've seen Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon co-starring in "Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story" (2005), and now here they are having lunch. The pretense is that the Observer newspaper has assigned Coogan to do an article about dining in the north of England. His qualifications seem to be that he was born in Manchester, and he eats. When his girlfriend begs off the tour, he recruits his old friend Brydon to drive along, magnanimously offering to give him 45 percent of the fee. Brydon bids farewell to his wife and child, and the two set off in Coogan's Land Rover under gray winter skies. …Read Full Review
Roger Ebert - Chicago-Suntimes - 06/15/2011