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Based on 31 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 20 )
  • 12
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    This is crap as we know it, a 113 minute package of romcom suck. show more

  • 50
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    The movie's name is Life as We Know It, but that seems incomplete. The predicate's missing. The full sentence should be "Life as we know it is over," i.e., nuked by the sudden and irreversible arrival of a human infant. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Predicating an escapist romantic comedy on a realistic tragedy requires a nimble touch at the helm. Perhaps if Life had been made by, say, James Brooks, it would have worked. show more

  • 20
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The movie will surely find an audience, since it speaks to young people's anxieties about marriage and parenting. But what are two particularly engaging performers doing in a dump of a comedy like this? show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    With pratfalls and teardrops, the film swings from sitcom to sit-dram. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The sisters who play Sophie are adorable. And if you happen to be a sleep-deprived parent yourself, there are worse ways to catch a two-hour nap. show more

  • 60
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Although wholly predictable in its every beat and featuring bland, unremarkable WASPs as romantic leads, "Life" is not without its charms. show more

  • 60
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    Despite these two actors' decent - and occasionally very charming - performances the film stacks the odds of the audience caring about Heigl and Duhamel against a narrative vacuum that favors eye candy and cheap effect over emotional logic. show more

  • 75
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The dialogue is an occasionally witty cut above the norm, partly because director Greg Berlanti goes easy on those cute baby reaction shots, but mainly because of something rather more valuable: screen chemistry. show more

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    The movie begins with a tragedy and eases into a more interesting blend of drama and comedy than we've gotten in this genre lately. show more

  • February 26, 2011 jackd1207
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    Not your typical "Rom-Com". How about "Rom-Com-Drom"? Depressing at points. Heart warming, to be sure. Still, kind of left me flat. However, if you like Heigl, watch ****************** one of her best efforts to date.

  • February 25, 2011 sw33tduchesse
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    Great movie to see. More of a chick flick movie but my bf and I enjoyed it.

  • February 13, 2011 dbagi
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    Why do film critics seem to get every movie wrong. I have learned to go to movies they say are bad and skip movies they give high marks. I have been right every time. Enjoyed this movie, as did everyone else in the place.

  • January 02, 2011 cherrcherr5
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    Good story.

  • December 29, 2010 TwilightRox10
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    I just loved this movie!! This is one of my favorite movies. I love it!! Great plot + story absolutely fantastic !!!

  • December 28, 2010 Weston
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    Loved It!!!!!!

  • December 27, 2010 Kiki4soccerM
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    the movie is ********* so funny and romantic..dont listen to the people who say skip it those people just dont have a heart!!

  • December 16, 2010 afeljos
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    I wish hollywood would stop making crap like this but they are never going too.

  • November 07, 2010 PaulEdJw
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    Good movie. It was enjoyable and likeable.

  • November 07, 2010 sydsydswords
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    watch it!!

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