Catch and Release Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 18, 2011
A story of self-discovery Catch and Release is ... well it's horribly, horribly dull is what it is. It's like an entire season of a mediocre primetime soap opera squeezed into a couple of hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
July 12, 2009
...harbours a secret crush on Gray but, hey, so does everybody, since Gray has fairies and butterflies flying out of her vagina.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 2, 2009
Catch and Release will not cause Ben Affleck any husband-envy. It's a harmless romantic comedy that will garner Garner no awards and middling success at the box office.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com
August 23, 2008
Suffice it to say that when the best thing you can say about a movie is the soundtrack was decent (catch the old Lemonheads tune in the beginning), it's not worth the trip to the theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
February 28, 2008
By the conclusion of the film, Catch and Release transformed itself from a risk-taking romantic comedy with a darkly humorous lining into a stereotypically syrupy outing...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 11, 2007
Unappealing, inert and overlong inane romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
October 31, 2007
Mostly forgettable romantic comedy for teens and up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
September 1, 2007
Release yourself from boredom by giving it a miss.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
August 20, 2007
Garner is likable, but the film is so leisurely and meandering that it never quite builds a pulse to engage the emotions the way Grant so obviously strives.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cindy White
IGN Movies
June 25, 2007
Even with Smith involved, Catch and Release isn't the sort of film a guy would generally go to see alone, but it does make for a decent date movie. She'll enjoy the romantic elements and he'll likely find it unobjectionably entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 4, 2007
...nothing particularly noteworthy or innovative...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Forrest Hartman
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
May 18, 2007
Can we really be expected to invest in a budding relationship between a woman and the best buddy of her dead lover?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
May 7, 2007
The multiple story threads make it a little unfocused from a thematic standpoint, but it's a generally well-executed lark, neither too serious nor too silly for its subject matter.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
May 7, 2007
At times I was entertained; other times, I just scratched my head.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
May 3, 2007
The film's slight, quirky characters are driven by a soundtrack designed to tell us exactly how to feel. And perhaps that's not such a bad thing--in this case, something had to.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
March 24, 2007
Disappointing film that can't decide whether it's meant to be a romantic comedy or an emotional drama and fails at both as a result.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
March 24, 2007
A ghastly sort of Nora Ephron-ish good taste pervades this romcom-tearjerker.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 23, 2007
Juliette Lewis helps break the monotony with a sparkling turn as a ditsy skeleton in the dead fiancÚ's closet and Kevin Smith spouts a few good zingers as the slacker housemate. Sadly it's not enough to catch and keep hold of your interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tony Horkins
Empire Magazine
March 23, 2007
A film with a fishing metaphor for a title should have come with sharper hooks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
March 7, 2007
Although extremely slow moving and hard to sit through, 'Catch and Release' focuses on characters who genuinely care about each other.
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