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Based on 24 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The Ex isn't painful, horrible or despicable, but it is an amazing mess. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    It's a pretty twisted concept, bordering on offensive. But mostly it's just not funny. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Some of the most tasteless and un-PC comedy in the film is also the funniest - Farrelly Brothers-style humor that plays off the Bateman character's physical limitations. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Though there are giggles here and there, the film is inexcusably unfunny. show more

  • 40
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    For a comedy, it's not really funny. show more

  • 50
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    If you want a relationship comedy that feels like last year's stuff, doesn't go far enough in any direction and is made watchable only by an overqualified ensemble, there's The Ex. show more

  • 50
    Angel Cohn TV Guide

    Braff and Bateman have a good, darkly comic chemistry, but there aren't nearly enough moments like the brutally funny, "Murderball"-style wheelchair basketball game to sustain the entire film. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The movie is populated by dislikeable individuals doing unpleasant things but isn't redeemed by the vein of viciously black comedy that made "The War of the Roses" and "Bad Santa" such devilish pleasures. show more

  • 50
    Ethan Alter Premiere

    The actor that comes off the best in The Ex is Grodin, who spouts some hilariously cranky one-liners that sound too off-the-cuff to be scripted. show more

  • 38
    Janice Page Boston Globe

    The next time Grodin attempts a comeback, it would be so great if he avoids movies where he might be upstaged by a sandwich stunt. show more

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