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Based on 36 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's a frisky romantic comedy with a great title and wonderfully appealing performances. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Cusack should have been half the picture, but the screenplay keeps shoving him offstage for no good reason, and it's a mistake. One of many. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A breath of fresh air amid the superheroes, aliens and bombastic explosions of summer. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Short on dramatic energy, Must Love Dogs settles for a cheerful drone. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Individually, the actors are endearing. But together in this charmless Gary David Goldberg sitcomedy, inspired by the Claire Cook novel, they are as oddly paired as chalk and cheese. show more

  • 38
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Did Lane and John Cusack really have to put themselves through this? Here are two first-rate actors in the embarrassing situation of playing blithering misfits in a lame comedy of errors. show more

  • 70
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    A thoroughly conventional romantic comedy with all the usual trimmings. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Writer-director Gary David Goldberg's script is full of complex and lively love patter, which Cusack especially rattles off with sometimes breakneck speed. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    View it as a fat-free but tasty cinematic treat in the middle of the long, hot summer. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    Reminds me of the golden retriever that lived next door long ago: endearing, consistently sweet-natured, ready for a brisk turn around familiar territory as long as no strenuous intellectual demands are ever made. show more

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