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Based on 36 Reviews
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  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    They are all victims of a script of such colossal banality and gross stupidity that smiles freeze on their faces, leaving them looking trapped and desperate, much like the audience. show more

  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Brosnan and Moore display a knack for fast delivery of smart dialogue both in court and in bed. Their verbal sparring is the main attraction of Laws of Attraction and helped me overlook plot holes of massive proportions. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    With tangy Fisher equaling the leads in a sometimes scene-stealing role as Moore's mom, the actors emerge unscathed. Brosnan's part, in fact, is among the actor's most convincing non-Bond characters. show more

  • 10
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    This shabby enterprise gets so many things so wrong that it freezes your face into a cringe. show more

  • 38
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Laughably predictable and lamentably unfunny, Laws of Attraction practically creaks from the effort exerted by its cast, straining to bring snap and panache to a hackneyed exercise. Sno Ball, anyone? show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    More chemistry between the leads would have helped. But Laws of Attraction still would have had a tough case making a jury believe these two unlikable characters belong together, except as a way to take them out of circulation. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    For comedy, director Peter Howitt relies on halfhearted slapstick as the script contains little of the sharp dialogue one might expect from a script written at least in part by Harling ("Steel Magnolias," "Soapdish"). show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Brosnan and Moore may not be substitutes for Tracy and Hepburn, but they're more than capable of making you smile for now. show more

  • 75

    A subtly hilarious supporting performance from Frances Fisher, as Moore's mother, and a latter-day Sid and Nancy (Michael Sheen and Parker Posey, seeming deliriously inebriated the entire time) round out the thoroughly diverting cast. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Then they annoy us by trying to deny the attraction while the plot spins its wheels, pretending to be about something. show more

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