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The Break-Up Reviews

Anna Smith
Time Out
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Sharp dialogue and detailed observations make it a good deal funnier than you might expect.

Full Review Source: Time Out

July 20, 2006

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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July 1, 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
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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One seemingly terminal problem with the casting of Ms. Aniston and Mr. Vaughn is that neither of their careers has featured characters who excelled at one-to-one relationships with the opposite sex.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

June 21, 2006
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Vince Vaughn kills me. Jennifer Aniston, I think, is underrated as a film actress.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

June 5, 2006
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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The movie offers nothing funny, just a series of sour situations.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

June 2, 2006
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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The Break-Up, a grim excuse for a romantic comedy, is basically an hour and 45 minutes spent in the company of two unpleasant people during a miserable time in their lives.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 2, 2006
Michael Agger
Slate
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There's no reason not to see The Break-Up, but there's also no reason, assuming the date is going well, not to skip it and order dessert.

Full Review Source: Slate

June 2, 2006
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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It's the most interesting spin on domestic strife since Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner were hurling dishes at each other in The War of the Roses.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

June 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
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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A romantic comedy that's short on both romance and comedy.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

June 2, 2006
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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With a movie unwilling to go for the jugular, it's more like the dismal The Story of Us than The War of the Roses.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

June 2, 2006
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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I don't know if The Break-Up qualifies as a date movie. But it will serve as a cautionary tale for couples falling in love.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

June 2, 2006
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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Listening to people bicker for almost two hours wears thin, especially when the comedy is never quite so funny as you had hoped it would be.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 2, 2006
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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It might not be the frosted lemon tart that's been advertised for months, but it is solid, satisfying fare -- flecked with humor, grounded in pain.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

June 2, 2006
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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The Break-Up goes badly wrong. Although possessed of a laudable desire not to be yet another run-of-the-mill, wacky-impediment -- damned if the picture can figure out how to be an anti-romance comedy.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

June 2, 2006
Tom Long
Detroit News
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As an off-beat anatomy of a troubled couple, the film almost succeeds. As summer movie fun well, it's not.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C-

June 2, 2006
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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If you really feel the need to be bullied and insulted, just call up your HMO provider or reserve a table at an expensive restaurant.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 1/4

June 2, 2006
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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It doesn't work as a revealing look at relationships or as a consistently funny comedy about the war between the sexes.

| Original Score: C

June 2, 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
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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Like so many contemporary movies, The Break-Up doesn't know when to call it quits, and the film finally expires after several false endings.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: C+

June 2, 2006
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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The Break-Up mostly just lies there -- alternately adoring and condemning its characters for their puppyish refusal to grow up.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1.5/4

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
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Nobody likes a fixed fight, except the backroom boys making the deal. Which is why The Break-Up may have its share of laughs, but isn't much fun.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

June 2, 2006
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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It's full of pain and quirky characters standing at oblique angles to one another, and while it doesn't add up it held me throughout.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

June 2, 2006
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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It is the Mutt & Jeff qualities of Aniston and Vaughn that have the most comic potential. Alas, it goes untapped here.

| Original Score: 2/4

June 1, 2006
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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If you value your time and your relationship, don't see this on a date.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

June 1, 2006
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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The Break-Up doesn't know whether it wants to be a facile, enjoyable date movie or an unnerving examination of the dark, pockmarked underbelly of everything we expect out of romantic relationships.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

June 1, 2006
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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The Break-Up is a refreshingly different romantic comedy, one that doesn't so much rely on gimmicks as on digging around for genuine feelings.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 1, 2006
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
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Director Peyton Reed doesn't quite bring the sharpness, litheness and attention to detail he brought to Bring It On and Down With Love to The Break-Up, which is nonetheless alternately funny and painful.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 1, 2006
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston play a couple on the splits in a desultory modern version of the classic comedies of remarriage of the 1930's and 40's.

| Original Score: 2/5

June 1, 2006
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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If, as the ads would lead you to believe, you go to see The Break-Up expecting a romantic comedy, you will be severely disappointed. If you go to it expecting a good movie, you will also be severely disappointed.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: D+

June 1, 2006
Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune
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We're not talking Ingmar Bergman here, but suffice it to say that audiences expecting a raucous Vince Vaughn comedy (in the mold of, say, Old School) will find themselves laughing less than they'd hoped.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 1, 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
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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The Break-Up is like an uncomfortable party that you can't wait to leave.

June 1, 2006
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Until a cop-out ending, this is War of the Roses territory, where laughs take no prisoners.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

June 1, 2006
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Watching these likable actors flounder around as they try to save a picture that's not worth saving is, well, depressing.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C-

June 1, 2006
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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The Break-Up fails to freshen the stale news that women are from Venus and men are from Mars.

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

June 1, 2006
Joe Donnelly
L.A. Weekly
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To call it erratic would be to imply there was a course it went off, but the film's intentions are impossible to fathom. It's a romantic comedy in which the romance comes stillborn and in which the comedy barely exists.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

June 1, 2006
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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When they break up, which happens pretty early in this self-professed 'anti-romantic comedy,' it doesn't seem tragic. It just makes sense.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

May 31, 2006
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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The Break-Up is being marketed as an 'unconventional romantic comedy,' but the only thing unconventional about it is that it's not romantic and it's not a comedy.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

May 31, 2006
Keith Phipps
AV Club
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It's like watching the 'we were on a break' episode of Friends stretched to feature length...

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D+

May 31, 2006
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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This one, in every sense, is fake.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

May 31, 2006
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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The movie plays like Scenes From a Marriage for 14-year-olds.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

May 30, 2006
Carla Blumenkranz
Village Voice
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Their trademark good guy and girl blow their mutual affability in a dull show of falling apart.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 30, 2006
Brian Lowry
Variety
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Ill-conceived virtually from the opening frame as a self-described 'anti-romantic comedy.'

Full Review Source: Variety

May 26, 2006
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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After a promisingly quirky start, Break-Up suffers a major breakdown from which it never recovers.

May 26, 2006
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