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Lay the Favorite


Rated R for language throughout, some sexual content, brief drug use, and nudity.

R In Theaters 12/7/2012 , 94min.
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Slant Magazine
Hollywood celebrities romping around in a candy-colored Alexa-shot criminal underworld, pretty much as a means of passing time. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
The movie is a bust, and, as usual in these situations, it is easier to say how than why, and best to say as little as possible, cut one's losses and move on. Full Review
Angie Errigo
Particularly disappointing given the names involved, it's only mildly amusing at best, and more often downright tedious. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
Romance and capers exist in Lay the Favorite, they just aren't played well. Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
One of those factors must have settled upon the unlucky shoulders of Stephen Frears, who certainly has the pedigree to go all the way. And yet, he stumbles so badly with Lay the Favorite, his comic adaptation of Beth Raymer's memoir, that one is left wondering what could possibly have gone wrong. Full Review

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