500 Days of Summer Reviews

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
February 10, 2014
An unpredictable, immensely satisfying experience, much like love itself.
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
February 10, 2014
(500) Days is a funny, seductive, and surprisingly honest dramatization of the ways we snooker ourselves into incompatible love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
February 10, 2014
Forcedly cute, clumsily mechanical, overdetermined, and undernourished, this ostensibly soulful romance is a plastic void.
Cammila Albertson
TV Guide's Movie Guide
February 10, 2014
It manages to deliver a love story that gets you invested even though you know it can't end neatly with either happiness or tragedy, but rather with a bittersweet mishmash of imperfection -- one that that everybody can probably relate to.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ali Gray
September 29, 2012
Inventive, original and hugely relatable, (500) Days Of Summer is the perfect screen deconstruction of a relationship, for once, from the man's point of view.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
July 21, 2012
Tom and Summer may not be the most emotionally stable people on the planet, and if they were my friends, I'd have little sympathy for them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
March 3, 2012
Movies like this are the reason why I love movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Neil Pond
American Profile
September 29, 2011
As Summer, Zooey Deschanel is an enchanting, blue-eyed mixture of nearness and distance. You can see why Tom loves her, even as she stomps on his heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Laremy Legel
May 6, 2011
It's very smooth and well done; Marc Webb clearly has a solid visual eye and natural sense of pacing.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Dave White
April 4, 2011
You've seen this movie before (just usually with a fakey big-kiss ending; extra points here for the blunt honesty about breakups) but this one is just right for Right Now.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Simon Miraudo
October 27, 2010
(500) Days of Summer is as close to perfect as a movie gets. A highly subjective claim? Sure, but so are all movie reviews, and this is hardly the time to get into that argument.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
August 4, 2010
Zany visuals and spirited performances makes 500 Days of Summer an entertaining chronicle of the making and breaking of a modern secular relationship.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
June 10, 2010
An endearing, well-acted film that takes a conventional premise and turns it into something wonderfully unconventional.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Josh Larsen
May 7, 2010
Sweet and cute, but capable of so much more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
April 15, 2010
Hopefully writers Neustadter and Weber have already got another project in the works.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Kevin A. Ranson
April 12, 2010
This is the movie The Breakup was advertised to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4.0
Paul Chambers
February 10, 2010
Gimmicky love story that's not saved by its bittersweet ending. Acting is more than just cooing with your eyes. It seemed like 500 days allright. Paul Chambers, CNN.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
January 31, 2010
The film's bruised yet clear-eyed romanticism is refreshing to find in a genre that often settles for something less than truthful or passionate.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Sean Axmaker
January 10, 2010
... it does a nice job of charting the rise and fall of a relationship with heart, soul and a recognition that it is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.
Jordan Hiller
January 6, 2010
We have been trained by Hollywood to react a certain way to a certain kind of movie and 500 Days of Summer seeks to un-train us through shock therapy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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