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  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Surprisingly tepid and soapy. show more

  • 50
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Truth is, Affleck and Paltrow flunk Chemistry 101. They aren't believable even as a fake couple. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Roos introduces the possibility that perhaps two partials add up to the whole truth, and in so doing creates a provocative love story that sticks with you long after the credits roll. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    After a few movies in which Paltrow was in danger of becoming a caricature of herself, she's back in rare form. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    In movies with this story structure, all depends on the precise timing of the delay and the revelation, and Bounce misses. Not by a lot, but by enough. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The movie is well acted, deeply moving, and unlike some love stories, it doesn't feel forced or contrived. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    There's nothing in Bounce you haven't seen before, but the movie is surprisingly unsentimental, the Paltrow factor cannot be denied. show more

  • 75
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow are so immensely appealing, and their chemistry together is so unforced, that their presence alone makes a movie worth seeing. Thankfully, Bounce has even more going for it. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    For the first time since "Chasing Amy," I realized why people like Ben Affleck. show more

  • 63
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Something is missing in Bounce, the muted dynamic of which calls forth a perhaps inevitably muted reaction. show more

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