A.C.O.D. Reviews

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
December 24, 2013
A decent script is brought to life because of the strong supporting players in this new comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
October 31, 2013
May be one of the grimmest movies you'll see this year.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 18, 2013
Watching Jenkins and O'Hara go at it (in more ways than one) is especially terrific fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Thomas
Madison Movie
October 17, 2013
It's more a situation than a story, but a pretty funny situation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
October 12, 2013
Hums along nicely as it diagnoses what Dr. Judith calls 'the least-parented, least-nurtured generation—ever.' It's funny without being broad, thanks to a fine ensemble...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 11, 2013
It feels like an act of therapy rather than an organic story. Fortunately, the strong cast of comedy experts make it very funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Travis Hopson
Examiner.com
October 11, 2013
There are a few moments of painful insight here that some may find uncomfortable, but the script by Modern Family writer Ben Karlin strives to keep things lighthearted. It makes for an uneven experience, but also an enjoyable one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
October 10, 2013
"A.C.O.D." may leave a slightly sour aftertaste. As a look at the state of modern monogamy - or at least our enduring if misguided faith in it - it's refreshingly acerbic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Tallerico
HollywoodChicago.com
October 10, 2013
Just hearing brilliant actors like Richard Jenkins and Catherine O'Hara at each other's throats or watching remarkably likable stars like Adam Scott and Mary Elizabeth Winstead figure out their relationship has enough charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
October 10, 2013
The movie's messy, predictable, occasionally sitcom-shallow, but it's blessed with a cast of pro farceurs-including Amy Poehler and Jane Lynch-who put a spin on almost everything they do.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Pais
RedEye
October 10, 2013
Scott deserves credit for finding a deeper sense that kids of divorce often lose their innocence too soon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
GeekNation
October 7, 2013
A sharp but warm-hearted comedy with a hint of rom-com spice that's more than happy to take advantage of its cast's built-in likability.
Dan Fienberg
HitFix
October 4, 2013
"A.C.O.D." is sitcom-y, but in the sense that it's a neatly arced comedy w/a steady stream of jokes, delivered by a professionals who efficiently hit every punchline.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Dana Stevens
Slate
October 4, 2013
There's an undertone of score-settling to this not-so-romantic comedy, a bitterness that's sometimes unpleasant and sometimes wickedly funny.
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
October 4, 2013
Mature farce about divorce has some hilarious bits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
October 4, 2013
Director Stuart Zicherman, who wrote the screenplay for A.C.O.D. with Ben Karlin, must have drawn on his own life here, and he has drawn extremely well, for this is one very funny film.
Dan Callahan
RogerEbert.com
October 4, 2013
"A.C.O.D." is a sharp, dark-ish character comedy, settling for a dry tolerance in its point of view that is very appealing and even admirable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
October 4, 2013
The spectacular cast makes the most of the sharp dialogue and depictions of world-class boundary issues.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
October 3, 2013
Any movie starring these justly adored actors is likely to have its share of highlights and both are, indeed, delightful to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kimber Myers
The Playlist
October 3, 2013
First-time director Stu Zicherman deserves the most praise just for assembling this cast, and particularly for giving Scott such a big role. These are astonishingly talented people who do most of the heavy lifting.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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