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About a Boy Reviews

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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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Even people who don't usually like Hugh Grant will be charmed by him in the scrappy, slightly scandalous comedy About a Boy.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

February 10, 2014
David Denby
New Yorker
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The directors Paul and Chris Weitz -- the American Pie brothers -- have tried hard not to make a tearjerker, and at its best the movie is knowing and tart.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

February 10, 2014
Tom Gliatto
People Magazine

If the story gets dangerously thin, Grant is pretty well flawless. And Collette, always good, is heartbreakingly believable.

Full Review Source: People Magazine

February 10, 2014
Anita Schmaltz
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

About a Boy is truly a love story, with dialogue and a story line that's both pop and universally timeless, which is gold for moviegoers.

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: 4/5

February 10, 2014

Total Film

This is a pleasingly skewed Britcom that can be watched with mates or the other half. And, boy, is it funny.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

February 10, 2014
Lorien Haynes
Radio Times

Genuinely funny and moving, this is both an endearing examination of masculinity and a challenge to male isolationism.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

February 10, 2014
Michael Sragow
Baltimore Sun

Grant's puckishness has become overly packaged; what's new about him here is his spiky hairdo. This movie is built on an actor as well as a character who is too intent to be on his best behavior.

Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 10, 2014
David Edelstein
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Mainstream comedies should all be this funny and tender and deftly performed.

Full Review Source: Slate

February 10, 2014
Sheila Johnston
Screen International

Grant, seeming to get better the further he's allowed to extend his range, delivers a terrific central performance, as acerbic but more complex than his sexy snake in Bridget Jones.

Full Review Source: Screen International

February 10, 2014
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Will is a flintier, more sarcastic and impatient character than we've seen Grant play, yet there's a core of decency about him.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

February 10, 2014
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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Hugh Grant hilariously redefines the word "playboy" in the first half of this film, then gets human, without losing his comic edge, under the influence of the title waif.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

February 10, 2014
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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About a Boy is better than a feelgood movie, it's a feelgreat movie -- genuinely clever, affecting when you least expect it to be and funny from start to finish.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

February 10, 2014
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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Compared to High Fidelity, the book and the movie, About A Boy seems resolutely uncool.... But part of growing up may be admitting that such familiar comforts can also be immensely satisfying.

Full Review Source: AV Club

February 10, 2014
Philip French
Observer [UK]

About a Boy is an amusing film, full of bright lines and clever observation.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

February 10, 2014
Emanuel Levy

This charming coming of age comedy, a tale with heart and social message, offers Hugh Grant his best role to date.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B+

March 18, 2013
Daniel Saney
Digital Spy

Thankfully, this film is grounded and has a firm sense of reality and is consequently more affecting for it.

Full Review Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 4/5

July 14, 2011
Nick Rogers

Like Billy Wilder with a British bent, "About a Boy" lithely dances around uneasy comedy - attempted suicide, fragile kids of divorce, childhood bereft of memorable experiences. But it never trivializes them, emphasizing life's quality over its quantity.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 25, 2010
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Grant grows a heart in Hornby-book pic; teens+.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

September 2, 2010
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

All in all, a nice breath of comedic fresh air as we get a witty, sweet, and hilarious British comedy with excellent performances from the versatile Hugh Grant and many others.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed | Original Score: 4/4

April 29, 2009
Derek Elley
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Pleasant and engaging, rather than laugh-out-loud funny or emotionally involving.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 3, 2009
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