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Based on 39 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 99 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Hope Springs knows happy endings are provisional. What this exuberant gift of a movie offers Kay and Arnold is a renewed appetite for life. And that never gets old. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's not much of a comedy - even Steve Carell, as the therapist, plays it straight here. But it's very effective as a cautionary tale. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    It's about as uncomfortable as sitting through an interminable counseling session - involving two people you hardly know and don't much care about. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The movie perseveres with affecting, sometimes startling candor, and eventually delivers on its promise by confronting the dark fears and furtive hopes of a couple no longer young. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Rather than plunge into the murky marital waters of ambivalence and power struggle, the film bobs on the surface. No one would ever mistake David Frankel's dramedy of sexual healing for Ingmar Bergman's psychologically astute "Scenes From a Marriage." show more

  • 80
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    If you're not in that demographic, don't dismiss it. You'll miss out on a genuinely sweet, perfectly acted, remarkably brave little movie that should make audiences swoon for something they thought was gone - a smart dramedy for grown-ups. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    More comedic drama than midlife romantic comedy, rather literally titled Hope Springs holds few surprises but delivers plenty of warmth. show more

  • 60

    Had the movie been made with two different lead actors, I surely believe the movie would have been unwatchable. show more

  • 88
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    I think everything about the movie is too subtle and real to appeal to the "Batman" demographic, but for mature audiences who have forgotten how to smile, it takes up where "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' left off. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The reason to see it is for Jones. This man who can stride fearlessly through roles requiring strong, determined men, this actor who can seem in complete control, finds a character here who seems unlike any other he has played and plays it bravely. show more

  • April 02, 2013 Mr. Englander
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    What a horrendous waste of talent. Garbage story, garbage dialog, ridiculous finale. Streep and Jones must have been in dire need of $$$ to agree to doing this piece of drech. No stars at all for this one.

  • February 16, 2013 mh00000000138435
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    Two very talented actors, give very real performance of married life that has ********** spark.

  • January 30, 2013 james hunt
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    too close to the mark...must have made many uncomfortable.

  • January 09, 2013 Serkan Colak
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    i had high hopes for this movie until i started watching it.

  • December 26, 2012 ll00000000134403
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    disappointed with this movie, great actor but the story was not great

  • December 10, 2012 worldalloy
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    loved the movie but not tommy lee jones...not a good role for him..jack nicholson would have been better

  • November 10, 2012 pdsnyder123
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    Love Meryl Streep, love Tommie Lee Jones; unfortunately didn\'t like the movie

  • October 23, 2012 yeass
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    I love both Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones the acting may of been great but the movie was BORING!! I\'m their age so if I found the story line boring I can\'t imagine anyone younger enjoying this.

  • September 29, 2012 gv00000000130338
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    Disappointing, predictable and overly sentimentalized view of one partner attempting to spice up a stale marriage.

  • September 27, 2012 ho00000000129714
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    I haven\'t seen it,but if its Meryl Streep is automatically awesome.So go see it.


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