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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Silver Linings Playbook is eager to sting instead of soothe. It's one of the year's best movies because Russell makes you laugh till it hurts. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    As a movie about mental illness, Silver Linings Playbook is more lightweight than lighthearted. But thanks to Lawrence, it does one good thing most movies don't do. It actually gets better as it goes along. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Silver Linings is consistently entertaining, with its scrappy, well-drawn characters, offbeat humor and indefatigable positive outlook. show more

  • 100
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Everything comes together brilliantly in Silver Linings Playbook - for the film's crazed but uncrazy lovers; for the filmmaker, David O. Russell, and best of all for lucky us. show more

  • 100
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    It is, without doubt, a transcendent endeavor, from its exhilaratingly smart screenplay - director David O. Russell's adaptation of the novel by former South Jersey teacher Matthew Quick - to the unexpected and moving turns of its two leads. show more

  • 80
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Cooper and Lawrence could so easily have stumbled over the logistical bumps and clichés strewn across Russell's defiantly dark script. Instead, they glide right over them, creating an edgy romantic dramedy that suits our anxious times. show more

  • 90
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Cheerfully yet poignantly exposing the struggles, anxieties, disorders and obsessions of ordinary people, this is a film as odd as it is charming. show more

  • 70
    Movieline

    The glorious mess that is Pat's family and community is the warmest, funniest aspect of Silver Linings Playbook. show more

  • 75
    NPR

    If David O. Russell pulls anything off in Silver Linings Playbook - an almost-comedy about a bipolar high-school teacher who goes off the deep end and isn't sure how to climb back - it's this: He refuses to make mental illness adorable. show more

  • 100
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    When films are good, actors and directors get a lot of the credit that should go to the screenwriters. In the case of Silver Linings Playbook, which is one of the best films of the year, there is a popcorn bowl of glory to go around. show more

  • March 02, 2014 eskyesq
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    Strictly Hollywood dreck. Nice unoriginal concept. Poor execution. Inconsistent tone. No character development. Usual cliche ending. None of the pieces fit. In other words, dreck.

  • September 13, 2013 bcuk44
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    In a country where so many are medicated I\'m surprised the box office wasn\'t through the roof. Maybe it was too true?

  • August 02, 2013 bn00000000158696
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    Amazing movie! Must see!

  • July 11, 2013 markfothebeast
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    I\'m really hard to please when it comes to movies. But I absolutely loved this movie. The plot kept me interested. Bradley Cooper is a great actor. Props.

  • April 21, 2013 js00000000146201
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    Great film

  • March 22, 2013 Scott404
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    Loved this movie. The caste alone makes it worth seeing.

  • March 15, 2013 Nina and Joel
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    entertaining but predictable shallow at times

  • March 04, 2013 Lisa
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    Great ending but getting there was a bore

  • March 03, 2013 Achara Kelley
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    Amazing movie! So enjoyable!

  • March 03, 2013 howardbronx7
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    Great movie! One of the finest acted movies I've seen in a long time. Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper were amazing! I also thought the rest of the cast were great. R.D's best performance in years.

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