While the hit HBO series, Entourage, was a critical and award-winning success, the same cannot be said about the movie, which released to theaters nationwide on June 3.
At the time of this publication, the Enoturage movie has a 33 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Of the 89 reviews counted, only 29 of them are considered positive.
Though Entourage ended back in 2011, the movie picks up where the series finale left off, as previously reported by the Inquisitr. Vince’s marriage gets annulled, and Eric has broken up with girlfriend Sloan, but he has promised to take care of their child. Ari Gold is now the head of a major studio and is trying to get Vince to be the lead in his first movie.
Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times, who also made a guest appearance on the Entourage show, said the movie takes everything that the series did and applies it here; making none of it feel refreshing.
“It’s like catching up with an old friend and remembering why you don’t hang out with him anymore: He’s stuck in a rut and he has nothing new to say.”
Mark Olsen of the Los Angeles Times said the Enoturage movie’s insight on the celebrity lifestyle plays out like a “Hollywood for Dummies.”
“Whether created because of fan service or contractual obligation, the movie has none of the fizz of the earliest of the series’ eight seasons, and watching it summons that vague blank familiarity of discovering a show you used to watch is unexpectedly still on the air.”
Kofi Outlaw of Screen Rant said the Entourage movie is one that fans of the series will enjoy, and no one else will.
“This extra-large episode of the series is for the fans and only them, offering a lot of pleasant familiarity but very little new intrigue about the characters, the industry, or the franchise itself.”
While some of the critics who were fans of the Entourage series seemed disappointed by the big-screen adaptation, there were a few who actually enjoyed seeing the original crew back in action. Michael Smith of Tulsa World admitted that he didn’t have much interest in seeing the Entourage movie, and he didn’t really keep up with the series in its “late years.” But Smith noted in his review of the movie that it exceeded what little anticipation he had for it.
“I didn’t even know I’d missed the Entourage posse until they got back together. I’m still trying to wipe that smile off my face.”
Are you planning on seeing the Entourage movie, despite the negative reviews?
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