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The Break-Up Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

Eventually you're just rooting for Gary and Brooke to get the whole ordeal over with, as much for the audience's sake as for their own.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2/5

June 1, 2006
Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)

Think less Wedding Crashers and more War of the Roses minus the oddly romantic violence.

| Original Score: 2.75/4

July 2, 2006
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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In short, The Break-Up is too accurate to be light-hearted, too light and flippant to be really romantic.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

June 2, 2006
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly

Akin to an unhealthy relationship, this self-described 'anti-romantic comedy' begins hot and heavy before buckling beneath the weight of pointless conflicts and ridiculous game-playing.

| Original Score: 2/4

June 2, 2006
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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For the movie to work, we would have to like the couple and want them to succeed. Despite some sincere 11th-hour soul-searching by Gary, we're sorry, but we don't want them back together, we want them to end their misery.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

June 2, 2006
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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The Break-Up is too badly fractured to be deemed repairable.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

June 1, 2006
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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If 7 Up is the un-cola, consider The Break-Up, -- the un-romantic comedy.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 2, 2006
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

The whole movie is a game of one-upsmanship, as each one tries to make the other more miserable. It gets increasingly ugly and painful. Then it ends.

| Original Score: D

June 3, 2006
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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It's not a good sign when a movie is called The Break-Up and you can't wait for the couple to split so they'll get some relief from one another, and give the audience some relief from them.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

June 22, 2006
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews

The only really nice thing about the story is that it doesn't opt for a Hollywood happy ending.

| Original Score: D

June 7, 2006
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Plays like a 106-minute highlight reel of three seasons of a sitcom that jumped the shark midway through the sophomore year.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 1, 2006
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

..."The Break Up" may go down with "Fatal Attraction" as the worst "date" movie of all time.

Full Review Source: Nolan's Pop Culture Review | Original Score: 2/4

December 13, 2006
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

The two stars remain painfully wrong for each other

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 30, 2009
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com

you'll be wishing they'd just call it quits

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

June 1, 2006
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

A borderline-schizophrenic tone regularly undercuts both the nasty, biting humor and weepy sentimentality.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 31, 2006
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com

Nil chemistry. How can Vaughn and Aniston be dating? They don't even like each other.

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June 19, 2006
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

When, oh when, will the scorching on-screen chemistry between Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau finally be consummated?

Full Review Source: Flipside Movie Emporium | Original Score: C-

June 2, 2006
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

August 7, 2008
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Stereotypes across the board, puerile one-upmanship games, and an utter failure to explain why, indeed, these two even were together.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

August 11, 2007
Rebecca Murray
About.com

Don't expect to crack up at The Break-Up.

Full Review Source: About.com | Original Score: C

June 1, 2006
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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July 1, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
July 1, 2006

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August 4, 2007
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