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Based on 31 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    "The Family Stone" did nothing for Parker, but Failure to Launch makes a strong case for life after "Sex and the City." show more

  • 25
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The premise is misbegotten, the chemistry non-existent and the dialogue leaden. Did we mention how tediously the plot unfolds? show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Thanks largely to Ms. Parker and to the delectable Zooey Deschanel as her anhedonic house-mate, the filmmakers still manage to squeeze some juice out. show more

  • 38
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Apocalyptically awful romantic comedy. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Failure to Launch sounds like really bad Oscar Wilde, but it's not that good. You are not supposed to dislike anybody here. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    McConaughey and Parker get stranded with thanklessly predictable scenes, while Zooey Deschanel, Kathy Bates and Terry Bradshaw garner the film's few laughs. show more

  • 88
    New York Post

    This is a guy comedy being mismarketed as a chick flick, complete with a poster that looks like a page from Lucky magazine. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Bradshaw, who is funnier than you might suspect, also turns out to be the most fearless of performers. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The movie brings to mind the more polite parts of "Wedding Crashers." Failure to Launch, while totally exuberant and appealingly made, is not nearly as randy. show more

  • 63
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    That there's precious little chemistry between buffed-and-tanned stars Parker and McConaughey is only the first of this slight, overly busy film's problems. show more

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