Long Shot (2019) - Comedy, Romance

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Journalist Fred Flarsky reunites with his childhood crush, Charlotte Field, now one of the most influential women in the world. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.

Director: Jonathan Levine
Stars: Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen
Length: 125 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 81 out of 528 found boring (15.34%)

One-line Reviews (220)

Right from the beginning you could feel it was gonna be boring !

Very predictable jokes....

I was surprised by this film, the story was great for a lighthearted movie that's entertaining and actually has a good story.

I would either drift away into something else mentally or just plain fall asleep.

Overall, I feel most Seth Rogan fans will know what to expect here: crude and yet witty humour, this time shared with a stunning Academy Award winning actress, Charlize Theron.

Although where the story ends is humorous, it can be a bit farfetched and predictable to a fault.

I felt the last 20% of the movie going too slow, from the part where Seth and Charlize break up.

What a horrible movie with leftist propaganda spilled everywhere .

It was an old script re-written from 20 movies just like it that were flawlessly predictable.

Definitely worth watching!!

Movie included some of my favourite actors and it was funny and entertaining to watch.

The trajectory of the rom-com is predictable, rolling merrily along capital cities from continent to continent.

It is entertaining and I would buy it on DVD.

I enjoyed it, give it a shot, I think you'll enjoy it as well.

The film was boring and facile.

Great cast and very enjoyable movie.

With these stories mixed in, it actually puts this tale at a good pace, dropping the mundane circular banter for something with a little more pacing and fun.

It made me smile and laugh a lot, the chemistry is surprisingly good, and it's enjoyable.

The plot somehow predictable , a reverse of Mr. Prez like movies, still had to offer enough good fun for a at least a Oscar nomination providing no other ( still welcome ) comedies will come up until December.

This movie was really unexpected, I haven't laughed so hard while being moved in a really long time.


Really Enjoyed It .

Uninspiring sex comedy .

And in the end, it's kind of pointless.

Fun and enjoyable .

It's an extremely entertaining rom-com, undeniably one of the best I've seen these past few years.

, absolutely not, so why your 1/2 star reviews are somewhat ridiculous, take it for what if is, escapasism from real life, I found it funny, romantic and enjoyed it very much.

This movie was actually and fun and entertaining piece.

Personally I got bored during the movie & the story wasn't really as interesting as it should be.

Jonathan Levine's films are fairly enjoyable.

Save your money.

I gave this movie a shot and enjoyed it .

The underdog story was predictable and the arcs of the characters are just copy paste with every other movie.

Seths characters are very identical, tongue-in-mouth and using a lot of f-words, he falls for and eventually gets a girl way above his own weight-class and even wording and flow of the dialoge seems similar, but it's still very enjoyable.

It was as uninteresting as watching paint dry.

I was bored!.

Charlize Theron is stunning as always, and she deserves all 5 stars I give to this movie.

That's what makes this enjoyable, the class system appears to be stupid.

None of the traditional turns that have been seen hundred of times are present in this movie, it's always unexpected and truly hysterical.

If it were only Theron and Rogen, the movie is still well worth watching.

I think it's worth watching.

And these people would be wrong, for LONG SHOT is a very entertaining, heartfelt romantic comedy that has one big surprise - the strong chemistry between the two leads.

Most enjoyable from start to finish.

Waste of money.

The plot was predictable and a couple of scenes felt out of place.

Would have really enjoyed it minus the last 15-30 minutes.

The humor is largely in the satire of pretentious and corrupt politicians, most of whom sell their souls daily for expediency.

Enjoyable but predictable rom-com .

Boring turd that people who blaze all day will laugh at.

I had quite some level of confidence this film was going to be at least entertaining like Office Christmas Party that doesn't try to be anything else after watching the trailer.

Some scenes go on for way too long and Seth keeps going a little longer afterward.

The main character Fred isn't perfect when it comes to class, but all of us would connect with his average Joe look and quirky non-pretentious personality.

Very interesting, gripping.

Pointless waste of time .

But an enjoyable movie overall.

A Very Entertaining Fairytale .

Bored of politics.

Don't waste your time...

It is very formulaic and predictable.

Wow this movie is really beyond cliche, cheesy, predictable and poorly written.

Just finished watching it on on-demand and totally enjoyed it on this Sunday evening.

A long shot that this waste of a movie makes any money.

I was CRACKING UP so many times, I feel like my face was red when I left the theater

The end was pretty much predictable, and for those with brain disappointing.

She hires him as a writer and it goes from there following a pretty predictable path.

Enjoyed it.

Anyone with a brain could tell its regurgitated propaganda with dozens of failed jokes in between.

It seemed dull and boring.

But given the choice between yet another film with a blatant message that feels like a lecture that won't be heard by the audience necessary, or Long Shot, which tackles political differences in an entertaining and delightful manner, I'd go with the latter.

Definitely worth watching multiple times.

Boring, cringeworthy .

Somewhat spoiled by a few groan-inducing moments of self-indulgent, clueless, and Trump-like verbally-cruel references to real-life pop and political figures, overall this film is a fun couple of hours that also manages to leave you wondering what might happen if one of the dozens of current 2020 presidential candidates did ignore their handlers, consultants, and polling and talked (very) frankly with us, the voters.

It has everything an entertaining movie requires and at no point you will feel any boredom.

I also think that alot of the comedic timing and the personalities of them both help keep the movie engaging.

These unnecessary characters just made for threadbare plots that further endorsed the predictable plot that this movie held.

The script was disjointed and puerile.

terrible waste of time .

It is relentlessly predictable.

It's not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but if you're looking for a movie with a decent amount of laughs in it and some entertaining character stuff, it's at least a good try.

Mind Blowing!!.

Otherwise, by far the worst movie and the least funny we have seen this year.

But I enjoyed it, and it had a ton of laughs.

We enjoyed it.

It's very enjoyable, period.

Absolute waste of time .

If you are considering watch it, wait for it to be available on demand and on a night when you have insomnia.

Seth Rogen's exaggerations and completely unbelievably pretentious performance only made it worse than an average bad farce.

Humor is all but not bad, chemistry between actors is good, plot more interesting than usually in this type of movies, definitely worth watching!!

The rest of the comedy can come across as something familiar and as predictable.

This movie is predictable yet utterly enjoyable!

Dragged oin way too much.

With the weak jokes and forced chemistry, I found myself to be bored for the majority of the movie.

I seem drawn to comedies that cock a snook at the American political arena, but they make for some entertaining watching and this one certainly fits the bill.

The most intense scene is, some so called insurgents attack Fred and Charlotte and eventually they escort to the safe house by their bodyguard!

This movie is wonderfully entertaining, raunchy, funny, and smart.

Rom-coms are not my favorite genre, but this was a very enjoyable one.

I wanted to like this one because I like the main actors, but it was such a mediocre and boring movie.

Just gather a reasonably decent cast, put together a cliche narrative about how two people with nothing in common end up together through the most unlikely and dumb plot devices, and you have a low-budget "success".

Childish and a waste of time .

Just another democrat agenda movie, propaganda powers fading fast .

Also, like most of Rogen's movies it is filled with vulgar, adolescent humor which means there is absolute nothing especially new, interesting or exciting about this film.

If you wanna see the worst movie Seth Rogen or Charlize Theron were ever in

But overall thoroughly enjoyed it and was pleasantly surprised..some good laughs and my gf liked it too and had a fun time so cany complain too much!

We left after 30 minutes .

I really enjoyed it.

I hate romcoms, I find them shallow and boring.

The film's pacing, particularly the 3rd and final act, drags on far too long.

Even though the main concept follows the genre's traditional storylines, its well-written screenplay, hilarious comedy bits, and outstanding protagonists make a surprisingly serious story remarkably entertaining.

Theron seems like a naturally gifted comedic actresses, blessed with timing and character beats that only the best of genre specialists can deliver, it's always a joy to watch an Oscar calibre performer get back to the simple yet entertaining heart of their profession and while she's been a part of comedy outings before, Long Shot really does allow her to have time to shine and Theron is more than up for the task as Field and Flarsky's budding romance begins to build around a bunch of rather strange and over the top scenarios.

At this event Fred is reunited with the stunning Charlotte (Charlize Theron) who is currently running to be the next president.

It's a romantic comedy but has more comedy elements than a romantic comedy, i enjoyed it a lot.

I watch the movie with my wife,and we both really enjoyed it.

A waste of time.

I enjoyed it when I wasn't grossed out.

And this movie is a crap, don't waste your time.

Even with all the laughs and romance the film has a very simple yet compelling point "Be honest and never let your dreams be dreams " which makes this film almost feel like October Sky .

Once again, the dialogue is oversaturated with F bombs to the point of boredom.

Finally Something Worth Watching.

Definitely worth the watch!!

I almost walked out three times.

This film is worth watching as long you don't take yourself too seriously.

But boy was I wrong, queued for nearly an hour to watch its premier at SXSW, wanted to leave the beautiful Paramount Theatre halfway into the movie.

Enjoyable rom-com .

Everything else was completely predictable.

(It opens up in such an unexpected manner).

I definitely enjoyed it!

It's too plastic, and there's no message or emotional connection to these synthetic characters.

One or two laugh out loud moments, some genuine pathos - and Rogen is supported by one of the most enjoyable sidekicks I;ve encountered in recent times.

I enjoyed it.

Enjoyable comedy .

Waste of money.

It might not be for everyone, but it is certainly worth the watch.

Just boring .

It does follow the cliché romcom story and is too long.

The movie is drab and boring.

This movie is incredibly boring, every scene is just the characters explaining the plot.

Amidst the formulaic trials and chaotic tribulations, Charlize and Seth share genuine kindness for each other as Charlotte and Fred.

Terrible Waste fo Money .

I really enjoyed it though and recommend it.

I found this movie extremely funny and even tho you could figure the entire plot of the movie within 20 minutes its still very entertaining, and yes they use alot of profanity so snowflakes that dont live in the real world be prepared to hear the F word alot.

Mindnumbingly boring and not funny .

Since movies do a lot to our subconscious, I think making entertaining movies with powerful subtext is a key to change our society and this movie is not trying to be more than it is.

The plot was fun (even though a bit predictable), playful and left me with warm fuzzy feelings and plenty of laughs.

On that basic level it is very enjoyable.

Surprisingly hilarious at the beginning but bored to death along the way!

I absolutely love Charlize and Seth, but this movie was super boring.

Overall, this teeters on the edge of even being a 4 star film.

It has quite a few funny scenes and the overall movie was enjoyable.

Extremely boring !

The jokes are very elementary and the plot is incredibly boring.

Don't waste your time or money, wait til it's on Netflix for a watch

Just watch the trailer don't bother to watch the movie, i am dissapointed from these great actors to play in such boring unrealistic movie.

While the movie is far from a masterpiece, it is very much enjoyable despite the crudity most people here are pretending to be so appalled by; apparently they are more interested in senseless gore and death served by the likes of SAW.

Entertaining and funny .

DISLIKES:A little preachy Stoner Comedy going overboard The Villain character The Other Love Interest Predictable Lazy WritingSUMMARY:When you try to put in good messages, especially ones about changing the world and the social hierarchy, you sometimes run into the world of preachy cinema.

Anyway, I was disappointed and bored while watching this.

I will also state the film's 3rd act and final climax goes on way too long and seriously deserved some attention in the editing room floor.

don't waste your time.

It was a totally disjointed, pointless, unfunny waist of time.

I'm not really a big fan of Seth Rogan first of all, and he seems to play the same stupid comedic roles, honestly, I didn't enjoy this one bit, same old stupid dick jokes, too predictable.

It is mostly predictable and hits the standard notes, but it does so quite enjoyable.

Thought it would be a silly, but boring kind of film.

My Rating : 7/10Smart, goofy and super entertaining.

The miscasting of the leads compounds the errors and the other casting choices are no better either, with limp lines and only a shrill caricature to portray, they are as engaging as TV for the under 5 year olds.

Some women exude genuine grace and charm, others like Theron are at best boring, at worst simply unbearable to watch now.


After this scene and they back to America, the film completely unwatchable!

Honing his skills with similar comedic outings such as The Wackness, 50/50, The Night Before and the lets just forget it ever existed Snatched, Long Shot sees the talented filmmaker provide a rather generic affair that offers up very few narrative surprises (you know exactly where this plot is headed from the moment the whole shebang begins) for viewers but this isn't the type of film that necessarily needs surprises or rulebook change-ups to work and thanks to the on paper intriguing match-up of Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron, Long Shot remains constantly enjoyable.

Boring .

The second film I have ever walked out of.

It's a bit too long in places and not all that memorable, probably because it's generally formulaic, but overall it's always entertaining and is a great example of the genre as it's both efficiently funny and romantic.

Enjoyable if uneven rom-com .

It's gone with a bit of a "white shame" and "men are bad" vibe which is also fairly predictable for Hollywood movies this year

Long Shot is shockingly just another tasteless comedy of, for, by and about adults with arrested development and is no better ultimately than the dreadful, pointless, unfunny comedies starring unfunny, unattractive SNL alumni that I wouldn't waste more than 5 minutes watching on HBO!

Pointless .

A solidly entertaining romantic comedy.

Terrible scenarios, plots, dialog, supporting actors around this guy only made it become on of the worst movies in motion picture history.

Furthermore, the whole supporting cast we're enjoyable in their roles.

Plus Charlize is stunning to watch, and very funny as well.

The typical problem with Long Shot is the cliche storyline and the playbook being very safe.

Boring, not interesting, empty movie.

A well-written and compelling story, which is the number one problem with rom-coms of today.

Now what I appreciated is the way the relationship between Fred and Charlotte is slow and steady.

Don't waste your time.

don't waste your money.

Way, way too long for what it offers.

It's slow and I feel I have wasted my time watching this

Save your money by passing on this mess.

Has it's moments but is really predictable, you can guess the content and ending only 10 minutes in.

It doesn't have to be, though, because it's enjoyable.

The movie is enjoyable although overlong (needed 2 rewatches to finish it) and extremely predictable, even for a romcom.

No storyline is more predictable, even the jokes aren't funny because we have heard similar ones time and time again-thanks to Seth Rogen, and it's Seth Rogen, what did I expect?


But I actually enjoyed it from the beginning to the end!

On goes to the end of the movie which I'll let for you to see because this is definitely worth watching.

I believe the very strange glowing reviews on here are from former hillary voters who needed to indulge in some kind of wish fulfillment fantasy, because for anyone else this is horribly boring.

Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen, actors way too different in their acting has really made their roles entertaining.

Hugely enjoyable movie, some of the American political humour is a little lost in the UK.

PROS:Seth Rogen And Charlize Theron's ChemistryJonathan Levine's Strong DirectingFunny Supporting Cast (Especially Andy Serkis)Hilarious ScriptThe Romance Is Actually Good And Their Is Romantic TensionThe Social Commentary Is Suprising SmartA Really Good SoundtrackCONS:It Might A Bit To LongIt's A Little Predictable

Rating system: 1 star- don't waste your time or money 2 stars- not terrible, would recommend to select few 3 stars- good overall, would recommend in general 4 stars- great movie.

An unexpected remake of Lady and the Tramp .

There's a slower than usual pace.

Charlotte and Fred slow dance to her favorite teen song "It Must Have Been Love" by '90s band Roxette.

Boring, superficial, pointless, unconvincing.

Too predictable and silly in a childish/politically correct way.

I am a Seth Rogen fan At least I was until watching this Horrible waste of Time political Hit job

Throughout this mess.. Save your money and your time.

Seth Rogen understands the market pretty well; a quietly enjoyable movie for the masses: 5/10

Terribly boring .

I enjoyed it regardless.

Unrealistic, unfunny, dull piece of garbage.

"Long Shot" is wholly predictable in both its conclusion to this question and in how it gets us there.

It was a cliche' rom com masquerading as social commentary.

What a waste of time .

Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron are funny and entertaining.

Half the movie was propaganda dedicated to demonizing and muddying up Donald Trump, Fox News, and right-wing Americans.

Once you get over the fact that a guy that is unemployed, and looks like Seth Rogen could never ever in the real world land a woman like Charlize Theron, this is a very enjoyable, funny movie!

Charlize was stunning.

I think it delivered what it needed to and I really enjoyed it.

It has some great side characters in June Diane Raphael (from How Did This Get Made podcast), Bob Odenkirk, Andy Serkis, and O'Shea Jackson Jr. The movie was very funny and had a really engaging love story.