Opening

19% Transcendence Apr 18
—— A Haunted House 2 Apr 18
47% Heaven Is for Real Apr 16
—— Bears Apr 18
64% Fading Gigolo Apr 18

Top Box Office

89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier $41.3M
49% Rio 2 $39.3M
72% Oculus $12.0M
62% Draft Day $9.8M
77% Noah $7.6M
40% Divergent $7.4M
14% God's Not Dead $5.5M
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel $4.1M
79% Muppets Most Wanted $2.3M
78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman $1.9M

Coming Soon

43% The Other Woman Apr 25
—— Brick Mansions Apr 25
79% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 May 02
100% Neighbors May 09
—— Godzilla May 16

New Episodes Tonight

72% The 100: Season 1
97% The Americans: Season 2
100% Arrow: Season 2
—— Baby Daddy: Season 3
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
100% Legit: Season 2
—— Melissa & Joey: Season 3
36% Mixology: Season 1
—— The Soul Man: Season 3
—— Workaholics: Season 4

Discuss Last Night's Shows

77% About a Boy: Season 1
—— Chicago Fire: Season 2
40% Glee: Season 5
36% Growing Up Fisher: Season 1
86% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 1
80% The Mindy Project: Season 2
—— NCIS: Season 11
—— NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 5
93% New Girl: Season 3
56% The Originals: Season 1
100% Person Of Interest: Season 3
100% Supernatural: Season 9

Certified Fresh TV

77% About a Boy: Season 1
97% The Americans: Season 2
82% The Blacklist: Season 1
88% Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 1
85% Enlisted: Season 1
98% Fargo: Season 1
98% Game of Thrones: Season 4
100% Hannibal: Season 2
96% Silicon Valley: Season 1

As Good As It Gets Reviews

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Todd McCarthy
Variety
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A sporadically funny romantic comedy with all the dramatic plausibility and tonal consistency of a TV variety show.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 2, 2008
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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The trouble lies in the rambling narrative, Brooks' cautious direction and the cosy tone which renders the whole thing reminiscent of an extended sitcom.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Perhaps, though, it is Carol's (and Hunt's) ongoing commitment to emotional honesty and fair play that make it increasingly difficult to ignore the film's encroaching patterns of sentimentality and uninspired developments.

Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks | Original Score: C+

January 10, 2003
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It should be retitled "How Good It Couldn't Be."

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C+

January 1, 2000
Kristian M. Lin
rec.arts.movies.reviews

As welcome as it is to have Helen Hunt starring in a romantic comedy, she's wrong for this part.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews

January 1, 2000
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

An inflated TV show by a sitcom creator.

Full Review Source: F5 (Wichita, KS) | Original Score: 0/5

February 9, 2006
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

There are some funny and charming lines, but the film is overlong and it rambles a bit.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: C+

January 1, 2001
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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Nicholson struggles for the core of the man but never gets it; so, in most scenes, he resorts to working his face, with grimaces and sneering smiles and lip-pursings in place of acting.

January 1, 2000
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper

The dialogue is intermittently clever, the situations preposterous and/or sentimental.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia City Paper

January 1, 2000
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

This movie was a nice try.

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

There's not a whole lot of story here to prop up the constant emotional yanking.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2/5

January 1, 2000
Kelly Kessler
Common Sense Media

Funny, but not a light comedy for youngsters.

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

January 2, 2011
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...a precariously balanced movie, one that flirts with smugness. That it isn't awful is in some respects amazing.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: B+

January 27, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The movie succeeds at many moments even while pursuing its doomed grand design.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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By the time we leave the theater, the warmth of love has melted the coldest heart.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International

A solid contender this holiday season.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

January 1, 2000
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

Not only one of the best romantic comedies of the year, but one of the best films in ages.

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 30, 2006
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

The film is watchable, but tepid.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: +1 out of -4..+4

January 1, 2000
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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How [Brooks] emerged an abler artist is worth puzzling over; I suspect it has something to do with sheer instinct triumphing over industry machinery.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

This is Jack at his best, the kind of role that makes him a star. He gets to bear his teeth, take control of a room, and be devilishly cuddly at the same time.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 11, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
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