Critic Review - Time Out

This is witless, saccharine and lifeless...

September 21, 2011 Full Review Source: Time Out | Comment (1)
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Mr Plim

Mr Plim

Very harsh review. This conspicuously doesn't resolve all story threads in a totally "positive" way, Carell's character's heart is never really into the transformation Gosling tries to foster and the creepy Bacon/Moore hook-up seems as wrong as it's supposed to. Many cliches are subtley undermined or avoided although Bacon is underused and there's probably one or two too many coincidences that jar, there's a lot to like in this film. Not awesome but much better than most of its genre's counterparts.

Oct 1 - 05:03 PM

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