Release Date: June 29, 2012
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Seth MacFarlane
Screenwriter: Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis
Genre: Live Action/CG-Animated Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Ted's "romance versus bromance" plot is familiar, but the film's held aloft by the high-concept central premise and a very funny (albeit inconsistent) script.
Source: Rotten Tomatoes
Bob Mondello, NPR
"I tried to resist but couldn't."
Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"Underneath the matted fur of the movie's foul-mouthed bear beats a very real heart."
Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"The idea of a toy that comes to life - and then won't go away - isn't a bad one. Too bad that "Ted" manages to overstay its welcome without ever really coming to life itself."
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