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Based on 37 Reviews
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  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Vaughn and Favreau are so money, just like they were in "Swingers." show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Imagine watching Bergman's "Scenes From a Marriage," except without good scenes, without a marriage (legal or spiritual) and without people worthy of anybody's attention, even each other's. Now imagine something even worse. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The Break-Up is not comical or romantic, and it's certainly not a date movie. Sitting through it is almost as painful as going through the demise of a relationship. show more

  • 20
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    It's not a good sign when a movie is called The Break-Up and you can't wait for the couple to split so they'll get some relief from one another, and give the audience some relief from them. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    This one has some originality, even though it unfolds like Ingmar Bergman's divorce melodrama "Scenes From a Marriage" - without the marriage. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Newly minted celebrity couple Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston don't have many opportunities to demonstrate their romantic chemistry in Peyton Reed's funny, heart-wrenching The Break-Up, but they still give what may be the best performances of their careers. show more

  • 50
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Audiences expecting a good time will instead be rewarded with wildly unsympathetic lead characters and uncomfortably long stretches without a laugh in sight. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    A movie that's smarter than its trailer - in fact, totally different in tone and content? That's news, and it's why The Break-Up is a pleasant surprise to the open-minded. show more

  • 63
    Chicago Tribune

    It's Aniston's return to the emotional authenticity that surfaced too briefly in "Friends With Money" and made "The Good Girl" such a revelation. show more

  • 63
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Listening to people bicker for almost two hours wears thin, especially when the comedy is never quite so funny as you had hoped it would be. show more

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