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Based on 32 Reviews
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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Younger knows it's fun to watch Rafi and David cross lines of age, culture and religion. He also knows it's painful. That's what makes his movie hilarious and heartfelt. show more

  • 50
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    A romantic saga that dares to ask realistic questions. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Despite its title, Prime is not a cut above. This romantic comedy's predictability and rather dull love story make it the cinematic equivalent of a slightly stale hamburger. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Prime is neither deep nor as shallow as it first threatens to be, but surprisingly good fun. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The occasionally amusing, generally fatuous romantic comedy about a dazzling divorcee, a smitten Jewish boy and a controlling Jewish mom who also happens to be the divorcee's psychotherapist, is a high-concept movie with a Yiddish accent. show more

  • 80
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    A prime example of a solid romantic comedy. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    There are some one-liners that zing not only with humor but truth. On the whole I was satisfied. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Prime may have its unlikely moments, but overall its heart is winningly untraditional and in exactly the right place. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Yes, Younger has made an update of the ''shiksa who changed my life" story in ''Annie Hall." But Prime is missing the psychological acuity and scabrous cultural wit of Woody Allen at his best. These lovers meet standing in line to see Antonioni's ''Blow-Up" and never mention the movie. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    This may sound like Woody Allen - in fact, it often feels like Woody Allen (minus the expected helpings of angst) - but it's not. Prime is from writer/director Ben Younger and, while it's not up to the level of Allen's great romantic comedies ("Annie Hall," "Manhattan"), it's better than anything the acclaimed New York auteur has brought to the screen in recent years. show more

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