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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

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"Andrew [Rogen], who has invented an organic cleaning compound, pitches it to retailers in a succession of meetings across the country that have no grounding in any known reality."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"To its detriment, The Guilt Trip opts to work gently on the heart rather than hard on the funny bone."
‑ James Adams, Globe and Mail
"The laughs are gentle, of the chuckle rather than laugh-out-loud variety and they're plentiful enough to overlook the episodic sequences."
‑ Richard Knight, Windy City Times
"Contrived and mostly medicore, but may satisfy Streisand fans"
‑ Robert Denerstein, Movie Habit
"Streisand has lost little of her gawky, pesky touch in comedy, while Rogen knows just how to be the charmingly daft slob."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"The Guilt Trip pairs Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand in the hope, no doubt, that sparks will fly. They don't."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"A breezy, funny and warm road-trip comedy."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com
"Rogen's deadpan misery meshes well with Streisand's oblivious idiocy, making the laughs roll in."
‑ Phil Villarreal, COED.com
"It's all kvetch this and kvetch that, with few jokes or amusing encounters ..."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"Rogen plays the science nerd Andrew, who has just invented an organic cleaning product and is taking a cross-country trip to find a buyer. In a moment of weakness, he invites his meddling mother Joyce (Streisand)."
‑ Rich Cline, Contactmusic.com
"Rogen and Streisand are reasonably funny together, though Rogen, always best when he's angry, is crowded into the role of a well-mannered straight man."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"The Guilt Trip is clearly targeted at older audiences less than receptive to the crude jokes that made Seth Rogen famous."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"On paper, it must have seemed like a solid idea"
‑ Bill Gibron, Film Racket
"It never quite delivers juggernaut-sized laughs, but the sharp-tongued sparring between the two leads pops and fizzes throughout, with Streisand in particular showing she's still an intuitive and naturalistic comedian."
‑ Terry Staunton, Radio Times
"Barbra's speed-yapping makes her mollycoddling mum Joyce even more annoying than she is supposed to be."
‑ Grant Rollings, Sun Online
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