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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    I never rooted for them as a couple, never felt a chemistry in their bond. And in a romance, even one with tragic notes, that really is the end of the world. show more

  • 75
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    Sweet and serious as it is, the second chunk of Seeking a Friend is the lesser of the two - and hard to reconcile with the more acidic comic outlook in the film's first half. The obvious movie referent is Lars von Trier's "Melancholia," a much nastier film in a much lovelier wrapping: This one lacks an eight-minute Wagner montage. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    This is a romantic comedy for people who don't like rom-coms. There's no chance of a happy ending, but its tender mercies speak volumes. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Scafaria's movie never catches fire. The bad news: The end of the world comes with a whimper. Worse: And two wimps. show more

  • 80
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    One of the year's most emotionally affecting movies. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    With its sharp script and bittersweet humor, the audacious premise feels fresh enough to earn a large word-of-mouth audience among moviegoers who would normally avoid a more conventional rom-com, potentially becoming a left-field breakout hit in the mode of "Juno" or "Little Miss Sunshine." show more

  • 60
    Movieline

    Combines a deviously tragicomic take on the approaching annihilation of mankind with a irritatingly unconvincing and unnecessary love story. show more

  • 88
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    The film has two active virtues, too. It shows human beings in all their pitiable, noble, stupid or sensitive modes of action, and it reminds us there's always time to fall in love, if only for a few days. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The best parts of this sweet film involve the middle stretches, when time, however limited, reaches ahead, and the characters do what they can to prevail in the face of calamity. How can I complain that they don't entirely succeed? Isn't the dilemma of the plot the essential dilemma of life? show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Not mainstream fare, but neither is it as willfully obtuse as "Melancholia." show more

  • November 16, 2012 jm00000000132998
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    Interesting love story wrapped around an end-of-the-world theme. I think the biggest problem people will have with this is going into it thinking it is a comedy (because of Carell\'s presence). Go in with an open mind.

  • October 18, 2012 mcmorga3
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    One of the greatest love stories of all time.

  • August 05, 2012 Shana
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    I really liked this movie! Carell was amazing. Knightley gave, I believe one of her best. I was suprised. Well thought out and written. The study of characters and situations is really good. Bittersweet story line. Highly recommend.

  • August 02, 2012 pe00000000127826
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    This guy sucks as an actor in movies and in tv shows I wish they would just stop airing all of his work including the stoopidest show I have ever watched in fact I think it made my iq drop a couple of points, The Office is the lame show, now about this movie come on this guy can\'t act!

  • July 06, 2012 gd00000000126133
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    A very enjoyable film with a deep message. Surprizingly Heatfelt and Thoughtful. You should see this movie.

  • July 06, 2012 burkeyname
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    This movie is not about the love story between the actors but your love story and how it would feel to lose the things and people you love the most. I love Steve Carell\'s message in film after film ******** not about being cool and having stuff that matters but who and how you love those close to you. See it and open your heart.

  • July 04, 2012 gw00000000125925
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    BORING

  • July 02, 2012 pilif723
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    A thoughtful and heartfelt movie. Steve Carell was wonderful in this drama about finding what matters most in life. Keira Knightly was charming, quirky and fun to watch!

  • June 30, 2012 nn00000000125660
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    not awful but not ************ boring.

  • June 29, 2012 boomrbabe7
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    Five minutes into the movie, I was wishing FOR the end of the world. Or at least the end of the movie. Worst movie I can ever remember seeing. I feel like not only should my ticket be refunded, I should be reimbursed for my loss of life! Bad, bad movie!

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