Darling Companion Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
Possibly the least consequential movie ever made.
James Luxford
The National
October 18, 2013
a paean to "First World Problems"
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
A complacent uncomplicated family drama with simple yet endearing sensitivities.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 17, 2012
No doubt this yarn enthralled Larry and Meg Kasdan's dinner guests, but onscreen the crisis seems dull and inconsequential, in part because the quest for the dog is essentially a MacGuffin that drives the blah 'real' story about marital reconciliation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
September 12, 2012
A couple adopt a dog. Then they lose the dog. Then they try to find the dog. Do they end up finding the dog? Egads, don't let me spoil every twist and turn in this movie!
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Justin Craig
FoxNews.com
September 10, 2012
Featuring beautiful cinematography that captures the natural beauty of the Rockies and a superlative cast, Lawrence and Meg Kasdan's "Darling Companion" is a darling of a film.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
September 10, 2012
I enjoyed Lawrence Kasdan's Darling Companion on several levels, even as I realized that it's not - by any standard criteria - a terribly good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 83/100
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
September 4, 2012
It's being billed as an adult drama, but beware: Darling Companion is a ponderous film with very little charm and a snail's pace.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
August 25, 2012
This is a movie that all but licks your face and begs you to like it, and you'll find yourself wanting to oblige. But it's just too structured and seems overly concerned with conveying a sense of real time . . .
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
June 6, 2012
How did Kasdan get these people to show up? Did they not see the script? One can only hope that, in the future, the filmmaker's powers won't be limited to those of persuasion.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
June 2, 2012
The dog is an absolute charmer -- would that the movie had spent its time on his adventures in the woods than on the dullards who ultimately seem incapable of finding a book in a library.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
June 1, 2012
The problem is, like Freeway, the dog, "Darling Companion" seems to have lost its way as it just wanders looking for someplace to land.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
May 31, 2012
Soppy, time-consuming, alleged feel-gooder about Diane Keaton's rescue dog, who gets lost in the Colorado Rockies.
Dan Lybarger
KC Active
May 26, 2012
Today, however, it's hard to watch a film about people who live in a bubble with problems that might earn them a spot on WhiteWhine.com.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
May 24, 2012
Sometimes bad movies happen to good people
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 21, 2012
...a passably pleasant endeavor from Kasdan that is, admittedly, a far cry from his earlier work...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Tom Long
Detroit News
May 18, 2012
Between the gypsy psychic and the distracting characters, "Darling Companion" loses its way.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
May 18, 2012
A listless excursion into the luxurious problems of rich, white people.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 18, 2012
[It] has a fine cast, but doesn't seem to have much to say other than lamenting the unfairness of getting old.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 18, 2012
... meanders along from scene to scene in an amiable stroll ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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