A.C.O.D. Reviews

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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
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
October 17, 2013
The tone is irresolute, as if Zicherman, a self-proclaimed A.C.O.D., hadn't fully resolved his feelings before spinning them into this lumpy comedic drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
October 15, 2013
Promising premise goes nowhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader
October 11, 2013
The film is too broad to be discerning, but there are a few laughs here and there, thanks to a solid comedic ensemble.
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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
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
October 10, 2013
Not only is the movie just so-so, but the parts themselves aren't much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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
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John Anderson
Newsday
October 10, 2013
A syndrome that may provide food for thought but not a lot of laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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.
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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
October 4, 2013
A.C.O.D. is reasonably pleasant and therapeutic and antiseptic and you just wish somebody would bring a chandelier down on somebody else at some point.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
October 4, 2013
[A] pointless, meaningless and witless comedy ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
October 3, 2013
Mr. Zicherman needs a better crew, some time with the Criterion Collection and a fresher story, one perhaps not plucked from his own life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
October 3, 2013
Even with Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Catherine O'Hara, Jane Lynch and Amy Poehler on board, the results are regrettably forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
October 3, 2013
A spotty comedy with a great cast and a catchy title that falls apart in the final third.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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
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A.A. Dowd
AV Club
October 3, 2013
It's too broad to qualify as incisive, too mild to rise above the level of amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
October 2, 2013
This is the sort of movie you watch on a long flight because you like at least one of the cast members, and you laugh a few times, and then you forget that you ever saw it.
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Sam Adams
Time Out
October 1, 2013
Too sluggish for farce and too glib for a trenchant social satire, A.C.O.D. is several sessions short of a breakthrough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Sam Weisberg
Village Voice
October 1, 2013
Zicherman should have trusted his dark instincts; he did too much micromanaging of his own.
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William Goss
Film.com
January 29, 2013
A solid debut for Zicherman, and a worthy vehicle for Scott and company.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 25, 2013
A.C.O.D. is like some wild and woolly French family drama that hums along in fast motion.
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
January 24, 2013
The comedy will strike a chord with viewers who've had to "be the adult" in relationships with divorced parents.
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Geoff Berkshire
Variety
January 24, 2013
Carter's existential crisis simply isn't interesting enough to sustain the movie, even at a scant 87 minutes, no matter how likable the leading man.