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Going the Distance Reviews

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Sean Burns
The Improper Bostonian
May 9, 2015
Barrymore carries the movie on a cloud of lusty giggles and F-bombs.
Chase Whale
Gordon and the Whale
November 8, 2013
If you've ever had an awkward sexual moment in your life (admit it, you have), this is the movie for you. If you've ever believed there can't be love without the comedy, this is the movie for you.
Michael Dequina
October 13, 2013
Barrymore comfortably slips into more filthy talk and situations while bringing her innate sweetness and relatability.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
March 9, 2011
Going the Distance is concocted from a familiar formula. It just happens to be a really good example of what can be done with it.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 20, 2010
...the pervasively affable atmosphere [is] heightened by the palpable chemistry between Long and Barrymore's respective characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
December 13, 2010
The combination of a very funny and a little bit raunchy rom-com with the plethora of extras make the package a must to rent or buy.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Amy Killin
October 24, 2010
An original film that gets it right when it comes to exploiting both love and laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Simon Miraudo
October 21, 2010
Going the Distance features the graduation of Justin Long from gawky supporting actor to gawky lead actor, and Drew Barrymore from cutesy rom-com star to cutesy rom-com star with a filthy mouth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
October 8, 2010
Burstein is a documentarian by training, and she milks an unforced honesty from the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
September 23, 2010
Foul-mouthed and funny, 'Going the Distance' is a youthful romance for grownups.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 16, 2010
If you're looking for a fun date movie with realistic characters you can genuinely root for, see this film. Best rom-com of the year? Quite likely.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
September 11, 2010
Distance: The Perfect Date Movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4.0
September 10, 2010
The beauty of this crude, rude and filled with attitude romantic comedy is that guys and girls will appreciate the vulgar and sometimes very funny humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph
September 10, 2010
An economy-class Up in the Air.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
September 9, 2010
While it mostly avoids rom-com clichés and is grown-up enough to deal with sex frankly, it's also deeply vanilla and is saved only by an obvious spark between the two leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James King
Little White Lies
September 9, 2010
Doesn't go the whole distance. But it's a start.
| Original Score: 3/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
September 9, 2010
Sweet without being sticky and with just enough sourness to keep things real, this is a romantic comedy that delivers in both departments.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Stella Papamichael
Radio Times
September 9, 2010
Clichés aside, this has a fresh, contemporary feel, and the cosy rapport between Barrymore and Long (on/off partners in real-life) makes it an easy ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Anna Smith
Time Out
September 8, 2010
What's both refreshing and problematic is that there's no emotional imbalance between boy and girl: their feelings are mutual and the obstacle is purely geographical.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
September 8, 2010
There's not much substance to a thin and rather contrived plot, but there are lots of laugh-out-loud lines -- at least to start with.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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