Ted (2012)



Critic Consensus: 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.

Movie Info

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of Ted. In the live action/CG-animated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish...and has refused to leave his side ever since. -- (C) Universal

Rating: R (for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, and some drug use)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Seth MacFarlane, Wellesley Wild, Alec Sulkin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 11, 2012
Box Office: $218.6M
Universal Pictures - Official Site


as Lori Collins

as John Bennett

as Thomas

as Tami-Lynn

as Herself

as Himself

as Himself

as Young John

as John's Dad

as John's Mom

as Asian Man "Ming"

as Michelle

as Greenbaum Kid

as Kid #1/Young Ted's V...

as Angelique

as Sauvignon Blanc

as Waitress

as Guy at Table #1

as Guy at Table #2

as Partygoer (Ted's Bud...

as Girl at Party

as Teenage John

as Plymouth PR Worker

as Club Girl

as Crazy Guy

as Stagehand

as Waiter

as Newscaster

as Female Newscaster

as Southern Newscaster
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Critic Reviews for Ted

All Critics (204) | Top Critics (43)

Very funny until all of the sudden it's not anymore.

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

A surprisingly funny and crude comedy about a man's relationship with a talking teddy bear.

Full Review… | June 30, 2013
Big Hollywood

It is a film that seems to have an endless middle.

Full Review… | June 28, 2013
Film Comment Magazine

Soulless, angry-white-guy comedy at its worst. This is a smug, nasty little number.

Full Review… | June 23, 2013

I was expecting something more than repetitive jokes, incessant pop culture references and rampant misogyny.

Full Review… | June 2, 2013
The Patriot Ledger

Hit and miss humour with problematic undertones buoyed by an intriguing premise and appealing performances from the film's human cast.

Full Review… | March 4, 2013

Audience Reviews for Ted


High profile comedy (due to McFarlane's name on it) interestingly/ironically about a man/boy choosing to grow up. There's a problem though when the technical reality of Wahlberg and Kunis relating to a animation (which they really do quite well) is more interesting than the story. Not to say that there aren't good bits in it, but those are mostly what were used in the pre-release trailer. In other words, meh.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

The ending was stupid and resolved none of the issues that had led to their relationship crisis.

Letitia Lew
Letitia Lew

Super Reviewer

The most popular stuffed animal doll in 2012! Perhaps that is my new nickname for Ted because of his appearance in this movie, Teddy Bear become more famous and people just wish they had a friend just like Ted.. The story itself is quite unique, the fantasy relationship that turns out to be modern day - buddies friendship between a human and a talking stuffed animal doll.. Seth MacFarlane did a quite impressive job in here, as a voice cast for Ted but also the producer-director-writer of this movie.. And the most wonderful thing about this movie is : Seth takes the audiences from the starting point of John-Ted relationship, and then their highest point when they are already thunder buddies, then lowest point when John leaving Ted for Lori.. And all of that wrapped with a beautiful soundtrack from Norah Jones that really blows the audiences away.. Overall, I really like this movie..

Sanjaya 丘耀文

Super Reviewer

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