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Catch and Release Reviews

Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Release yourself from boredom by giving it a miss.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 1, 2007
Tom Beer
Time Out New York
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Sadly lifeless.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/6

February 10, 2007
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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I was pleasantly surprised.

February 5, 2007

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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February 3, 2007
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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One of those movies where the small pleasures stack up high enough to dwarf the disappointments.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

February 3, 2007
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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A romantic non-comedy.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

January 31, 2007
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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The film suffers from a style that settles for pleasant or touching at the cost of spontaneous or impassioned. Too bad, because Ms. Garner is a genuinely pleasing presence.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

January 26, 2007
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Were it not for [Kevin] Smith's mildly amusing antics, it might have been necessary to attach a warning to the movie about the dangers of watching it whilst operating heavy machinery.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

January 26, 2007
Ted Fry
Seattle Times
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There's barely anything new in this well-designed, prettily shot piece of fluff hewn from the realm of tragic-comic romance immemorial.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

January 26, 2007
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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Susannah Grant's movie is rough around the edges, but once you get used to the laconic pace, the plot grooves along nicely.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

January 26, 2007
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Screenwriter Susannah Grant makes her directing debut with a romance that wants to respect the mess of love and loss but winds up smoothing all its rough edges with a Hollywood pumice stone.

| Original Score: 2/4

January 26, 2007
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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However diverting are Garner, Smith and the scenery, the ricochet-romance aspect of Grant's film is, frankly, icky.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2/4

January 26, 2007
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Catch and Release is a perfectly likable romantic tragi-comedy, and therein lies the problem. If the essence of drama and comedy is conflict, what do you get when you wash the conflict away in an effort to make everybody 'likable'?

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

January 26, 2007
John Hartl
Newsweek
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Garner and [writer/director] Grant work hard to push the picture into unexplored territory, and the cringe-worthy moments are easy to overlook.

Full Review Source: Newsweek

January 26, 2007
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Every time [Kevin Smith] comes on screen, he perks things up a little. He makes the time pass faster, and the flaws recede. He turns what might be a forgettable movie into a halfway decent one.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 26, 2007
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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The romantic comedy Catch and Release is refreshing for what it doesn't have. There is no whiny, spoiled golden girl and no baring of claws.

| Original Score: 3/5

January 26, 2007
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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The chick comedy-drama Catch and Release may look bland, but it's not. It's worse. To rise to the level of blandness, it would need to have a few gallons of Tabasco dumped into it.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: .5/4

January 26, 2007
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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A film that a talented veteran of romantic comedy would have had trouble pulling off, let alone a screenwriter (Susannah Grant wrote Erin Brockovich) who has never directed a film before.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 26, 2007
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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This wan, by-the-numbers romantic comedy, which marks the directorial debut of screenwriter Susannah Grant, is so superficial and formulaic that even Garner's mega-watt grin can't completely save it.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2/4

January 26, 2007
Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
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Neither a comedy nor a drama but existing in that comfortable space in between, Catch and Release, the feature-directing debut of screenwriter Susannah Grant, is an oddly appealing, if innocuous, movie of considerable charm.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

January 26, 2007
Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
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The romantic dramedy Catch and Release is off the mark in so many respects one wonders if it would have been more humane to release this one directly into the DVD stream.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 26, 2007
Tom Long
Detroit News
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A noteworthy mess for the sheer mass of talent it squanders, Catch and Release is best not caught.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: D+

January 26, 2007
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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There are some interesting, if less than original, ideas stuck between all the comic banter and the unlikely romantic relationship you see coming a mile away, but the film never finds a way to marry the less-than-convincing melodrama with the melancholy.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

January 26, 2007
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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A romantic comedy-drama with little comedy, no drama and less romance than your average YouTube video.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 26, 2007
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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This fish-themed romance flops wildly all over the place, from heavy poignant moments to slapsticky comedy, with a healthy dose of soapy melodrama in between.

Full Review Source: Associated Press | Original Score: D+

January 26, 2007
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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The film's a pleasant enough daydream before it turns all squoodgy at the end.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

January 26, 2007
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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If it should happen that one day Netflix includes Catch and Release among "Movies you'd also enjoy," consider cancelling your subscription.

| Original Score: 1/4

January 25, 2007
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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I just don't know any chick who will make sense of this flick -- it's that blitheringly out of touch with present psychosexual (never mind feminist) time and space.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

January 25, 2007
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Despite the film's attempts to imbue Garner with spark, she simply disappears into the supporting pack in a film that doesn't know if it's rom-coming or going.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 25, 2007
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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Catch & Release? Nah. Try Net & Forget.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 1.5/5

January 25, 2007
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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Jennifer Garner leads an enormously appealing cast as the bride who wore black.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

January 25, 2007
Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
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Jennifer Garner may possess the hardest working eyebrows in show business, but Kevin Smith gets the acting kudos in this bittersweet romance.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 25, 2007
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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This one isn't even worth catching. Just throw it back.

| Original Score: 1/4

January 25, 2007
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Despite possessing a few effective and affecting scenes, Catch and Release is a mess and the methods it uses to bring closure to its diverse storylines feel trite and contrived.

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

January 25, 2007
Gene Seymour
Newsday
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Catch and Release has a magazine-spread polish that sometimes tricks you into thinking that it's a more distinctive romantic comedy than it actually is.

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

January 25, 2007
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Forgettable seriocomic blather from writer-director Susannah Grant.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

January 25, 2007
Lael Loewenstein
Variety
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Deals with serious issues -- sudden death, grief, infidelity, deception -- in a fairly lighthearted way. What makes that worse is that there are a few moments when the film actually approaches some kind of emotional or dramatic truth.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 25, 2007
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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...A likable romantic comedy that delivers enough laughs and star appeal to fare reasonably well in the date-movie department, even if it doesn't entirely live up to its ambitions.

October 23, 2006
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