Five Star Day Reviews

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AV Club
November 5, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
November 3, 2011
Buday's script is directionless and his direction listless.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
November 3, 2011
5 Star Day has a low-key air that often works, allowing its characters to behave like people instead of twee constructions.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
November 2, 2011
The uneven script, repetitive tropes and over-indulgence of actorly bits slow the pace, tipping youthful casualness into complacency.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
November 2, 2011
The script lacks the depth to transcend its cutesy gimmick and -- as with the misleading horoscopes that fuel the plot -- the film never approaches a five star level.
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
November 1, 2011
Mr. Gigandet shows surprising sensitivity and sweetness previously untapped. He's not what I expected, and neither is Five Star Day.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
November 1, 2011
There's nothing more dispiriting about a movie than a trust in star magnetism that isn't returned in actual projected wattage.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
November 1, 2011
A drippy ending erases all the hopes you've built up and forces you to conclude that this wasn't such a well-thought-out film after all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
November 1, 2011
Gigandet fills every close-up with flirtatious face wrinkles, embarrassed smiles, and anything else he can think of, to the point where Jake seems downright spastic.