Critical Backlash: The film received a mostly negative reception upon its release, holding a Rotten Tomatoes score of 25%, although quite a few critics singled out Simon Pegg's creepy turn as Morgan as one of its few strengths.
He Really Can Act: Viewers were surprised by Simon Pegg's performance as Morgan, showing not just a more dramatic, but downright villainous side to the comedic actor that nobody had seen him do before.
Narm: The shocking, mangy wig that Simon Pegg gets saddled with as Morgan. One reviewer quipped, "hopefully Peggs wig negotiated a percentage of the backend. Its doing the most work here to keep us entertained."
WTH, Casting Agency?: One common criticism was Lily Collins as Lauren, not due to her performance (which is fine), but due to an unfortunate case of Younger Than They Look, which makes it hard for some to buy the youthful-looking actress as a successful District Attorney. Collins herself was actually thirty when the film was made, and District Attorneys have been elected around this age (although it doesn't happen often), but for most viewers, it just felt unrealistic.