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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The movie has a saving grace in that it breaks formula. Its concerns are not the usual movie concerns, and it takes what might have been a standard plot in some unexpected directions. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Even the actors seem disconnected, with only Leighton Meester - who has the most to prove - working to create a distinguishable character. show more

  • 80
    Ella Taylor NPR

    What makes you sit up straight is that The Oranges takes seriously everyone's unhappiness, including the home-wrecker's, without letting anyone off the hook of responsibility for their own becalmed misery. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    While there are laughs, the farcical elements of The Oranges are not presented with sufficient discipline to live up to the full potential of its cast. But as a seven-year veteran of the New Jersey suburban experience, I can testify that it nails the milieu's specifics. show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Maybe The Oranges does represent a middle-age male fantasy, but Laurie lets you see its pitfalls as well as its pleasures. show more

  • 50
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    The result is a placid tale of impulses running wild. Farino is a smooth operator, but he puts little on screen that feels like life, as opposed to a middle-of-the-road indie. show more

  • 50
    Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post

    When the jokes work, it's for a simple reason: The four actors playing the couples are seasoned veterans of film comedy (although each is more than capable of handling dramatic roles, as well). show more

  • 50
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    A comedy about a middle-aged dad who has an affair with his neighbour's daughter, The Oranges does not taste freshly squeezed. show more

  • 50
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    While it claims to be exported from New Jersey, The Oranges is peddling an alien motto: When life hands you lemons, fuhgeddaboudit. show more

  • 50
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    The film is worth seeing for the excellent ensemble work by a cast that, although diligent and appealing, remain somewhat less than thrilling. They do their best to plumb the depths of domestic dysfunction, but in the end, The Oranges does not quite deliver the goods. show more

  • June 09, 2013 freecord
    Report This User

    I watched the extra interviews and I really think the actors are delusional. Truly found their attempt to make this wrong right was a very wrong direction. It was a pity that the wrong were given a free pass over the ones who were wronged.

  • December 06, 2012 jschimjosh
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