• R, 1 hr. 28 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Mars Callahan
    In Theaters:
    Apr 1, 2008 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 1, 2008
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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What Love Is Reviews

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Shrill, abrasive, cartoonishly over-the-top and badly titled.

April 2, 2007
Ted Fry
Seattle Times
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It could be that What Love Is is what lovers of either gender can like, thanks to equal parts misogynistic machismo and locker-room girl talk, all of it tied together with just a little bit of cozy romantic reality.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 23, 2007
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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Gooding is solid in the leading-man role. He has some of the best lines, and he's pretty much the only character you could stand to hang out with in real life.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

March 23, 2007
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
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Now and then there is something strangely right about films this defiantly wrongheaded, but What Love Is never rises above the leaden, overbearing qualities of Callahan's dialogue and staging.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1/5

March 23, 2007
Paige Wiser
Chicago Sun-Times
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What Love Is overflows with mind-numbing patter, bizarrely delivered with the arch formality of David Mamet, with the net effect of being yelled at for no reason.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 23, 2007
Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
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Romantic comedies should never be this exhausting.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 23, 2007

Hollywood Reporter
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Someone tell writer-director Mars Callahan what a movie is.

March 23, 2007
Peter Debruge
Variety
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Shot on HD over the course of a week, calling-card pic looks and sounds like an Off Off Broadway play.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 23, 2007
James C. Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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The level of insight in this romantic comedy's dialogue makes the oeuvre of Ed Burns look like Racine.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

March 22, 2007
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