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Based on 11 Reviews
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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The movie is never much more than fluff. But, like director Donald Petrie's previous film, "Grumpy Old Men," it has an honest core that enables it to keep its balance. [29 Apr 1994] show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The movie is still a little rough around the edges, featuring its share of scenes that, for one reason or another, don't work, but the overall effect is one of pleasant entertainment. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The screenplay, by Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon, has a good feel for female best-friend relationships, and the dialogue has life and edge to it. show more

  • 50
    TV Guide

    Ultimately, aside from the valiant efforts of pros like Elizabeth McGovern and the effortless Bill Pullman, The Favor is virtually indistinguishable from recent direct-to-video exploitation comedies show more

  • 38
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    The Favor is a sex comedy without sex-and pretty much without comedy. [29 Apr 1994] show more

  • 67
    Austin Chronicle

    Writers Sara Pariott & Josann McGibbon and director Donald Petrie know how life is lived - tending to details - and have packed the film with them, such that it almost works as a slice of suburban life. show more

  • 50
    Portland Oregonian

    When all is said and done, The Favor is just another comedy about comfortable yuppies wondering what they might have done differently, dipping a toe in adventure, then returning to the cocoon of yuppie comfort. [03 May 1994] show more

  • 80
    Washington Post

    The Favor is a frisky, frank and funny female-buddy film - as if "Thelma and Louise" had stayed in the suburbs, making girl-talk about sex and satisfaction, married vs. single. show more

  • 70
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    The Favor is a pleasant romantic comedy, aimed at thirtysomethings and younger, and it affords solid roles for Harley Jane Kozak and Elizabeth McGovern. [29 Apr 1994] show more

  • 70
    Janet Maslin The New York Times

    The Favor remains funny and credible in ways that prove feminist comedy is not an oxymoron. show more

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