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Based on 30 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    The movie often verges on being too much; Brooks' supreme balancing act is to keep it all under control. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    It's a case of actors and strong writing coming together, and it's uncommon in contemporary movies. show more

  • 50
    New York Daily News

    The material has no dramatic center, a problem pointed up by Brooks' failed solution to it -- his use of an ugly-cute little dog, Simon's pet. show more

  • 100
    Chicago Tribune

    A brash romantic comedy that has a serious purpose at its core. show more

  • 100
    Ann Hornaday Baltimore Sun

    Smart, funny and often viciously cruel, this is a romantic comedy for people who are too old to believe in fairyales but wise enough to accept a happy ending when that's what life gives them. show more

  • 88
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Nicholson, Hunt, and Kinnear will win you over as they turn the film into a valentine to New York's walking wounded. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    There's so much good here, in the dialogue, the performances and the observation, that the movie succeeds at many moments even while pursuing its doomed grand design. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Not a positive triumph, but it does bring a smile to the face and, perhaps in some cases, a tear to the eye. show more

  • 75
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The result takes the audience on a screwball odyssey that mixes engaging twists with off-putting turns -- often fun, always watchable, but never quite as good as it could be. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Nicholson's over-the-top acting gives an entertaining edge to the plot's feel-good manipulations. show more

  • December 30, 2009 OneWayOnlyJesus
    Report This User

    I think this was one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. Jack did a fantastic job as this character. It is his best performance in a comedic role. Period. Great role too.

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