About Adam Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
September 2, 2010

Charming, explicit love story for mature teens.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
January 22, 2003

It's smart, it knows its audience can join dots and it actually makes you think about - and not just laugh at - the messes that people get themselves in over four letters.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic
October 1, 2002

While the film strives to prove its cool, it's also built on [an] insufferably antique idea.

Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
August 30, 2002

An airy, accented romantic comedy romp of infidelity and animal attraction [that hinges on] your personal threshold for average, of-the-moment romantic comedies.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Alex Ramirez
August 4, 2002

Tres hermanas y una madre (y un hermano, y la novia...) no pueden estar equivocadas todas al mismo tiempo... o s?

Michael Szymanski
June 22, 2002

The movie is upbeat, unpredictable and is a smart romantic comedy in a season of half-hearted attempts.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Widgett Walls
October 31, 2001

It seems like several articles from FHM all rolled up into one. At least just reading the articles would have been a lot more entertaining.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Christopher Null
October 27, 2001

The ending is as predictable as it is insulting in the degree to which it disappoints.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 22, 2001

I had a belly full of this guy long before the film ended.

Full Review | Original Score: C-
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
Top Critic
June 8, 2001

Townsend ... makes quite an impression in the title role.

Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
June 8, 2001

The character can only exist among silly, somewhat desperate women. This makes the willing suspension of disbelief a tad tougher for half the viewing populace.

Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
May 23, 2001

Engaging if not exactly revelatory.

Mark Rahner
Seattle Times
Top Critic
May 21, 2001

Stembridge makes the twists as pleasantly surprising as the dawning realization that you've gone from judge to accomplice.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe
Top Critic
May 21, 2001

Stembridge keeps things bustling along at a lively enough pace to deflect any introspective focus on the matchups that are never presented as relationships, only flings.

| Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
May 18, 2001

Stuart Townsend does an impressive balancing act in "About Adam," a sly romantic comedy set in Dublin that makes a case for the virtue of infidelity. Sort of.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic
May 17, 2001

A glowing Hudson radiates high spirits, and Mr. Townsend ... makes his chameleon character seem credible.

Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic
May 17, 2001

For his part Townsend does Adam with a lightness of touch that fits in with the film's cheery view of his unscrupulousness.

Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
May 17, 2001

We've all watched enough Springer to know what happens when a fiance makes a move on the bride-to-be's sister. Those family dramas involve lawyers, if not guns and knives. Never rose petals.

Paul Tatara
Top Critic
May 17, 2001

If anybody still thinks Kate Hudson is getting too much mileage out of being Goldie Hawn's daughter, they'll be pleasantly surprised by the range she shows in About Adam.

Jim Judy
Screen It!
May 11, 2001

While it obviously won't appeal to all viewers, the film benefits enough from some charming performances, as well as a unique enough storyline that will keep viewers wondering where it's headed, to earn a passing grade.

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