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  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Hardworking Oscar winner Harden and beguiling Spanish star Watling do nothing for this haphazard film, which belatedly decides it wants to be a stage satire as the women lark into a ridiculous avant-garde production of “MacBeth.” Bloody awful. show more

  • 30
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    A modern cinematic equivalent of the sort of tired sex farces that used to populate Broadway with regularity, If I Were You simultaneously exploits and squanders the talents of its star, Marcia Gay Harden. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    If I Were You has more than its share of laughs, but director Joan Carr-Wiggin needed to cut half an hour to make this fly without interest flagging. She had the exact same problem with her last movie, “A Previous Engagement.’’ show more

  • 50
    Nick Schager Slant Magazine

    A wannabe French-style infidelity farce that keeps indulging in unnecessary bathos and subplots. show more

  • 25
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    Mostly it just redefines the word “asinine.” Marcia Gay Harden never makes a wrong move, but this movie is so futile, one goes away convinced that the moves she makes are hardly worth making. show more

  • 40
    Time Out New York

    It’s a complex geometry that’s mined for some interesting perspectives on romantic fulfillment, but the film’s comic sense (exemplified by a drunken Harden acting inappropriately) is slack and its dramatic conclusion unfulfilling. show more

  • 60
    Village Voice

    If I Were You is a screwball comedy for Canadians—not LOL funny, but as crazy as you might expect Toronto to get. show more

  • 20
    Robert Abele Los Angeles Times

    This is Nancy Meyers territory, but leaden with passé observations about lovelorn women...and hardly ebullient as either oddball-pair comedy or housewife-revenge fantasy. show more

  • 20
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    A comedy that is so scatterbrained and long-winded that much of it feels invented on the spot. (It’s also a half-hour too long.) show more

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