Down With Love Reviews

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
May 15, 2003
The supporting players, sets, and costumes are so vivid that they make the main characters seem a little bland.
| Original Score: B
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 15, 2003
It's so faithful that it's mummified and, because the movie has nothing to add to what '60s films already gave us, we begin to wonder what the point is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
June 15, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
April 28, 2003
Appallingly terrible from start to finish.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
May 16, 2003
It's like a Saturday Night Live sketch on a $60 million budget.
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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
May 15, 2003
Director Peyton Reed gets the film's look and, in moments, its disingenuous innocence, but you have to wonder what he and the screenwriters, Eve Ahlert and Dennis Drake, thought they were parodying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
May 16, 2003
If you want to experience nostalgia, rent Pillow Talk--it does a much better job.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
September 16, 2003
If you're looking for some 21st century screwball comedy drenched in campy attitude and gaudy duds, you're pretty much primed for the inane but spirited excesses of Down With Love.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 23, 2003
The same kind of artless, airless studio product as the Hudson/Day films and will no doubt age just as badly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
May 17, 2003
Down with Love doesn't even possess the dippy level of misunderstood sexual mischievousness so pronounced in a predictably heavy-handed '70s double-entendre Three's Company rerun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Takes a creative concept and never knows how to handle it with a less than top-notch script and terrible delivery.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
May 16, 2003
Reminded me of a handsome, expensively dressed person with bad manners and no real sense of style.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
August 5, 2007
Zellweger and McGregor have only their dimpled cuteness to get them through this movie, which you sense, at least from their mugging, that they believe is enough. It isn't.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
May 25, 2003
like a strawberry shortcake made with frozen fruit and artificial sweetener - it doesn't look quite right and has a plastic aftertaste, but it's better than no dessert at all.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dan Jardine
Cinemania
March 7, 2004
All artifice, so little art. Does this film have anything new to offer? If not, why bother?
Full Review | Original Score: 61/100
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 14, 2003
What starts as freshly spun cotton candy ends as something pink, sticky and indigestible.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
May 15, 2003
An irritation, more fizzle than sizzle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
May 15, 2003
Feels less antic than frantic, semi-glossing over a 40-year-old cultural dust-bunny to create soggy, ersatz fluff.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
May 15, 2003
Down With Love's affection is tainted with condescension, and the movie becomes a charade of winks and nudges.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
May 15, 2003
Reed never quite decides if his film is an homage to the pre-ratings code ingenuity and fabulous '50s design of those films or a parody of their dated silliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
July 16, 2003
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
October 10, 2003
Robert Wilonsky
Dallas Observer
May 16, 2003
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 11, 2003
Ed Colley
Future Movies UK
November 6, 2003
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May 16, 2003
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May 16, 2003

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May 22, 2003

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July 2, 2003

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August 22, 2003

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September 8, 2003

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October 11, 2003

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January 15, 2004
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January 26, 2006
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