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  • 12
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The half-star rating goes to John Krasinski for heroically rising above this vile dung heap of a movie. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Goodwin radiates probity and makes waiting almost look interesting, and so, for all the movie's awkwardness, it remains watchable. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Bonds are tested and feelings hurt, but who really cares? The story takes predictable turns, embraces clichés and dodges all humor. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    To paraphrase one of its few laughs, it's a zombie movie directed by Vera Wang. show more

  • 20
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Even if you've got a soft spot for silly rom-coms, know that this one is as empty-headed as it gets. show more

  • 40
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Doesn't so much borrow from other movies as settle into a comfort zone of raising provocative questions regarding love, commitment and marriage only to dismiss them with a brush of a hand as so much dandruff. show more

  • 45
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    As horrific as Something Borrowed is, it's compelling in its own sick way. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    All of the characters are treated sincerely and played in a straightforward style. It's just that we don't love them enough. show more

  • 50
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Something Borrowed commits the most fatal mistake of all: Its characters are so deeply uninteresting that the audience can't get invested in their eventual happiness. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    It's a testament to Goodwin's skill as an actress that we almost buy this. show more

  • April 10, 2012 ms monique
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    Sigh...where do I begin? Just saw this on DVD, and in spite of funny dialogue and good acting, this movie doesn\'t work. Rachel may have made the choice she did if she were 16, but c\'mon man! She\'s 30. Hotness will not sway her the way it did. At 30, you want a guy who has seen you at your worst and still wants to be around you. A friend and confidante who tells you what you need to hear and not what you want to hear. And if he happens to be attractive and hilarious, slam dunk! But this is the life of little brown-haired girls in movies. They always get away with murder (Rachel sleeps with her best friend\'s fiance). There\'s a little cafuffle, but in the end butter won\'t melt in her mouth. And her best friend (Kate Hudson) is a slut who thinks nothing of straying. Convenient plot device but totally implausible. No way she\'d cheat on Dex, who is super hot and gets her motor running. The ending left me cold. Rachel is sneaky, immature and whiny. Dex is spineless. Darcy is unrealistically out-of-control. And Ethan (John Krasinski) is the guy of every 30-year-old woman\'s dreams. Darcy\'s revulsion at the thought of Ethan and Rachel hooking up is ridiculous.

  • March 01, 2012 xe00000000116715
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    This movie makes no sense. How can all the guys like an ugly girl and fool around with your best friends fiance? No moral values regardless. I\'m only giving it a one star because it is unrealistic for all the guys to fall in love with an ugly girl that\'s no better than any of the other women characters. She might be smart but ugly, Why do they write such a stupid movie like this? Should every one else fool around and fall in love with their best friends finance? I don\'t think so! Dumb movie.

  • September 29, 2011 msfeb14
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    My husband and I saw this movie when it first opened in spite of the critics\' reviews. Not only were we pleasantly surprised, we spoke about the flick long after it was over. The chemistry between the lead characters is spot on - a true joy to watch. Ordered the Blu-ray and am looking forward to having a movie day with friends tomorrow.

  • September 23, 2011 cy00000000102345
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    Awful bloody film. Rarely do I find myself rooting AGAINST the main characters of a RomCom.

  • September 17, 2011 Janet
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    Fun love story. While the movie had a predictable end, there were several times during the movie where you didn\'t think so. Great to see Colin Egglesfield (former AMC cast member) on the big screen. He is great looking, good actor, and has great presence on the BIG screen. I hope to see him in other movies. Kate Hudson\'s character was a little annoying and over the top, but I still enjoyed the movie. I would recommend it.

  • September 05, 2011 Sk2short4u
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    very predictable, however well done.

  • September 01, 2011 JENNY RAE FERRY
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    I HATE IT WHEN GOOD MOVIES GET TRASHED BY THE CRITICS, AND NOT ENOUGH GOOD SAID SO THAT THE PUBLIC WONT GO SEE THIS...GOOD REFRESHING FUN MOVIE, NOT SEX TRASH, THERE ARE SOME REALLY GOOD THINGS HAPPENING IN THIS FILM...GREAT MOVIE FOR ALL AGES...GO GO ...HOPE FOR A SEQUEL!

  • August 17, 2011 movieman928
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    Good and teaches a life lesson, ******* predictable and a little boring...

  • May 29, 2011 shari
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    Loved it--funy , smart and as good as the book!

  • May 28, 2011 curtismills73
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    Loved it , even though seemed like Ethan should have gotten the girl.

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