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Based on 41 Reviews
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  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Larry Crowne is more than a missed opportunity. It's alarmingly, depressingly out of touch. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    I had a migraine when I started watching Larry Crowne, and by the end, it went away. None of this quite adds up to a recommendation, but it's close. Very close. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Hanks directs with assurance. Perhaps if he had teamed with a more agile writer, less given to cheesy yuck-fests, Larry Crowne would be the nuanced adult love story it aims to be. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Too cute for its own good, Larry Crowne is nonetheless hard to dislike. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    It put-puts along like a moped in busy traffic, content to amble around but not go anywhere. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Every scene is on the prowl for laughs at the expense of the inherent drama in the lives of its colorful characters. show more

  • 45
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    In the early scenes of Larry Crowne, Hanks' Larry is so assertively regular he almost comes off as a special-needs child - grinning into his coffee-cup in the big-box-store break room, he has all the sexual allure of Forrest Gump. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    The film seems simple and facile at a glance, but these characters and their dilemmas stay with you. These days, any of us could suddenly be Larry Crowne. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    If you're looking for a movie you can take your parents or young children to without fear of embarrassment or the need for endless explanations, this is the one. show more

  • 75
    Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    It's simply an opportunity to spend time with characters who may lack depth but are fun to watch. show more

  • February 19, 2013 fr00000000139427
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    I loved it Go back to school America and don\'t be afraid to lose your job! Enjoyed every moment of that movie! Tom and Julia are the best and all other actors super!

  • January 08, 2012 mz00000000110155
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    While there were some chuckles in this movie and Julia Roberts portrayed her character competently,, this superficial, unimaginative and trite movie was shocking in that it was the work of Tom Hanks who has played so many complex characters with depth and reality. In this movie Tom Hanks couldn\'t seem to find his footing--was he a diffident, loser-type guy, a confident, revel in life\'s challenges kind of guy, or a sort of mindless, free spirited type. Either the combined tasks of acting and directing are either too big a challenge for Hanks, or he just doesn\'t have what it takes to direct anything but a mindless, unoriginal and not very good comedy. It\'s a sad chapter in an otherwise brilliant career for this usually inspiring actor. One star is a generous rating for this movie.

  • December 20, 2011 wt00000000109281
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    Funny, a little quirky and a good film with two major stars. Never heard of it before finding it here but definitely worth a watch!

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  • August 01, 2011 ttomaszewski50
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    Loved wife and I completely enjoyed watching this together.

  • July 31, 2011 odessadebbie
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    Loved this movie. Absolutely hilarious, and Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts make a great team.

  • July 23, 2011 Kathy O
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    It was a cute Romantic comedy, kept your attnetion. My husband enjoyed it too, so I would not say it was a chick flick. The acting with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts is what makes this movie. So if you like them, you will like the movie.

  • July 16, 2011 jrw1045
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    If the character Hanks played was such a producitve employee why would he be canned for not having a college degree? Are there really gangs of junior college kids riiding little scooters and looking for places to eat iice cream? Does Hanks know the Julia Roberts character may be an alcholic? The movie was pleasant to watch but totally unreallistic, but hey, movies are for escape.

  • July 16, 2011 ANDY
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    This was a miscast show ,the dialog sucked, trying to onbtain a laugh failed, Hanks is too old to play a cutsy student. Roberts acted more like a prostitute than a teacher, has she no shame? Generally it was a waste of my time and a disapointment, time for new talent, the old has beens have to retire.

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