By Greg Mottola

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 2011-03-18
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 43min
  • Director: Greg Mottola
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 5,512 Ratings


Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) reunite as sci-fi geeks taking a pilgrimage to America’s UFO heartland. There they meet a smart-ass alien, Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen), who takes them on an insane road trip. As they struggle to return Paul home, the little green man might just take the outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes. From the director of Superbad, Greg Mottola, and with a stellar supporting cast including Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Joe Lo Truglio, Jane Lynch and Sigourney Weaver, Paul is a must-own comedy adventure not to be missed!




  • Average

    By A*G*H
    I loved Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead. An amusing film, no more. As for the religious jokes, I love satire and irony. It was all very clumsy and quite poorly written. And I love Monty Pythons Life of Brian. If you're going to make fun of something, do it cleverly. PS: to all the really offended people - you need to lighten up. The main point was to make a joke out of creationism and they don't really need to do that do they?
  • Yah . . . that is some funny shhhstuff

    By tone531
    What has occurred to me several days after seeing this, twice, was just how well done the computer generated Paul character is ! ! ! ! Five stars for that. He looks so real. You can feel his skin with your eyes when he touches some thing. Seriously well done ! Serious language in this. One thing about that . . . Paul spent like sixty years detained by the military until he escaped because they wanted to dissect him ( they had pumped him for all the knowledge he could come up with ). He learned to speak english from the military etc. Some say art shows our culture to us or some such. I am not saying anything against the military but I know people who have been in and this is pretty much the way they talk to each other. Paul is just mirroring that. He is being hunted down for gosh sakes; you would get a little intense to I bet. I don't EVEN want to get into the religion thing here. Jesus would have probably forgave him ( don't you think ?) or at least laughed with him now and then. Lighten up. Can you picture that in your mind ? Jesus laughing ? Jesus poking fun at him self ? If not I think something is missing here somewhere. If they had spent some time in area 51 and had more tech in the movie then I would have given it five stars. I was entertained and would watch this movie again. My significant other . . . welllll . . . even though she likes sifi she said she could skip it.
  • I love it!!!!!!!!!

    By pineappleluvah27
    This movie is amazing!!! I recommend it to anyone who wants a good and a nonstop laugh!!!! You literally laugh through the whole movie! This is my favorite movie EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
  • Great movie!

    By Cipher2
    This is a great flick!
  • Do not bother with this movie

    By Bierut23
    The anti-Christian humor was repulsive. This was a terrible movie.
  • Funny, watchable & clever

    By Mark, NY, US
    Very funy Seth Rogan is excellent and Nick Frost and Simon Pegg and both good in their typical roles. It has a nice take on the implications the discovery of Alien life for the religious!
  • :3

    By mr. Mitsch
  • Absolutely hysterical!

    By &what?
    For all of you who didn't like it, I don't understand you. You're obviously dry. It was hysterical! One of the best comedies I've seen lately!
  • Better than I expected

    By Smrkflchio
    The trailer didn't do much for me, but I enjoyed the previous 2 outings from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Surprisingly, I thought the best performance was by Seth Rogen as Paul. This is my pick for surprise movie of the year - came out of nowhere, had horrible advertising, and ended up being a diamond in the rough. Give it a chance!
  • It's not pushing it's being realistic.

    By stellabella841
    People say that this movie is mocking christianity but I think they were just being realistic. If an alien were to come down to Earth they would probably have a totally different religion if any. Paul is a fantastic movie with an all star cast. The story is about a little alien without a care in the world who just wants to get home. He comes from a totally different world but the funny thing is, is that he acts like an average American. It's full of gutbusting jokes that will make anyone laugh out loud. WATCH THIS MOVIE!!!