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Baggage Claim (2013)

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Average Rating: 3.8/10
Reviews Counted: 76
Fresh: 11 | Rotten: 65

Baggage Claim hits the same notes as a number of successful romantic comedies without establishing much personality of its own.

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Average Rating: 4.1/10
Critic Reviews: 24
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 23

Baggage Claim hits the same notes as a number of successful romantic comedies without establishing much personality of its own.

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Determined to get engaged before her youngest sister's wedding, flight attendant Montana Moore (Paula Patton) finds herself with only 30 days to find Mr. Right. Using her airline connections to "accidentally" meet up with eligible ex-boyfriends and scour for potential candidates, she racks up more than 30,000 miles and countless comedic encounters, all the while searching for the perfect guy. (c) Fox Searchlight

PG-13,

Comedy

David E. Talbert

Feb 4, 2013

$21.6M

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All Critics (76) | Top Critics (24) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (65)

A romantic comedy so light and brainless you almost expect it to float away.

September 27, 2013 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Man, "Baggage Claim" is terrible.

September 27, 2013 Full Review Source: Detroit News
Detroit News
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Nothing in this movie would actually happen, so what's irritating is that it presents itself as a savvy, "Am I right, ladies?" dating commentary.

September 27, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Post
New York Post
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"Baggage Claim" is so archaic in its depiction of feminine self-worth-and, frankly, so insulting-it's amazing that it's coming out in 2013, not 1963.

September 27, 2013 Full Review Source: RogerEbert.com
RogerEbert.com
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A painfully predictable romance, and a terribly unfunny comedy.

September 27, 2013 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger
Newark Star-Ledger
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A shrill, embarrassing comedy that insults the female audience for which it is intended.

September 27, 2013 Full Review Source: Miami Herald
Miami Herald
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A tired and manipulative comedy, this new film is one of the most creatively-inert flicks of the year.

December 24, 2013 Full Review Source: Big Hollywood
Big Hollywood

There must be better material out there for [Paula Patton] somewhere.

November 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail
Birmingham Mail

If the dating process depicted here is humiliating for the character of Montana Moore, it's liberating for Paula Patton: The actress reveals herself to be a sort of sexier Lucille Ball, agreeably sacrificing her dignity in pursuit of laughs.

October 23, 2013 Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

It's fun in a dumb kind of way, but it sets feminism back several decades.

October 18, 2013 Full Review Source: Radio Times
Radio Times

As the end credits finally rolled, the best review was uttered by a woman in the row behind me: "This is the kind of movie they'll show on Starz in a couple months and you'll watch when you're really bored."

October 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

An utterly anodyne romcom with nothing to surprise and less to offend.

October 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Observer [UK]
Observer [UK]

Talbert adapted his script from a novel he wrote in 2003, which you have to assume had wipe-clean pages and a squeaker hidden inside the front cover.

October 11, 2013 Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph

A serious contender for the worst commercial release of 2013.

October 11, 2013 Full Review Source: Irish Times
Irish Times

A plot and a script that would be better aired in a cheesy ballad, or even a hairspray commercial.

October 10, 2013 Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK]
Daily Mail [UK]

Patton is sunny and likeable but her behaviour is bonkers and the movie nose-dives towards oblivion.

October 10, 2013 Full Review Source: Daily Express
Daily Express

Romcom fans deserve something with more heart.

October 10, 2013 Full Review Source: Guardian [UK]
Guardian [UK]

Sloppy and predictable, Baggage Claim is a clichéd and unoriginal rom-com, thanks to some mediocre performances and an unimaginative script ...

October 10, 2013 Full Review Source: ViewLondon
ViewLondon

This is the sort of script you imagine came with little hearts over the 'i's instead of dots. With no jokes to freshen it up, it's cheesier than a ripe camembert in an unwashed sock.

October 9, 2013 Full Review Source: Sky Movies
Sky Movies

David E Talbert's romcom is the filmic equivalent of a frying pan to the skull.

October 9, 2013 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

A romantic comedy that gets its charm from Paula Patton's performance.

October 7, 2013 Full Review Source: jackiekcooper.com
jackiekcooper.com

If you're the type of person who can offer a three minute impassioned defense of Fool's Gold or more than five reasons why Just Like Heaven is worth grabbing out of a five dollar bin, paying to see this movie is far from a horrible idea.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com
CinemaBlend.com

The film is aggressively shallow and superficial in its attitude toward contemporary romance, and it hardly presents a realistic portrayal of the plight of single women. But at least it's equally insulting to members of both genders.

September 30, 2013 Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com
Cinemalogue.com

Patton is best at contagious bliss. She might be the best at it. When she smiles, you smile. You want her to have what she wants even when how she wants it is stupid.

September 30, 2013 Full Review Source: Grantland
Grantland

A lame comedy that looks like it was made - and belongs - in the 60's. Despite a game cast this movie is broad without being even remotely believable.

September 30, 2013 Full Review Source: Movieline
Movieline

Packs light and plays it safe.

September 29, 2013 Full Review Source: Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

Audience Reviews for Baggage Claim

She's done flying solo.

Decent Movie! "Baggage Claim" is one of those typical romantic comedies that's predictable you have the girl meets a guy in an unexpected way and falls in love. And true it has plenty of one liners and funny lines to entertain a viewer and it's filled with sugar and spice love scenes to enjoy. Whilst it offers a charming and pleasant experience it is not inventive as a story, succumbing to the rom-com principle of Mr & Mrs perfect live happily ever after. Not a bad experience for viewers who go see it in couples.

Determined to get engaged before her youngest sister's wedding, flight attendant Montana Moore (Paula Patton) finds herself with only 30 days to find Mr. Right. Using her airline connections to "accidentally" meet up with eligible ex-boyfriends and scour for potential candidates, she racks up more than 30,000 miles and countless comedic encounters, all the while searching for the perfect guy.
February 26, 2014
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Manu Gino

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William: You've spent your whole life wanting to be your own woman. Why do you want to change things now?

Baggage Claim has come from a long line of romantic comedies featuring impossibly beautiful women with problems finding love. It is annoying to have to say something like, "take my words with a grain of salt, as this is not my preferred genre," but it is true. Baggage Claim is definitely a film that is made for an audience that is into these kinds of clichéd romantic comedies, which feature attractive casts and the bare minimum requirements to develop a premise that slightly differs from those that came before it. One can throw the "hypocrite" label at me all they want, when I recommend a horror movie that feels ever so similar to another one and does not do a whole lot new, but what can I say? Some movies just do not work for me, especially when I have examples of similar ones that do. Baggage Claim may work as easy entertainment for some, but there is very little here that had me legitimately enjoying the film.

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September 26, 2013
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