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How Do You Know Reviews

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Jane Crowther
Total Film

How do you know you've got a dud? When a cast this talented and determined can't lift a soporific screenplay to entertaining heights.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 2/5

January 28, 2011
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

Acclaimed writer-director James L. Brooks has turned out one of the most unbearable romcoms ever in How Do You Know.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK]

January 27, 2011
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au

Running a dire 40 minutes longer than it needed to be and favouring static two-shots for long-winded passages of mirthless yakking, the film's momentum is utterly becalmed at regular intervals.

Full Review Source: sbs.com.au

January 27, 2011
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

A fatuous and depressing parade of nothingness...

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 1/5

January 27, 2011
Conor Mills
Little White Lies

Starts badly and just gets worse.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 1/5

January 27, 2011
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph

Wilson, with his immaculately off-kilter comic timing, is still a pleasure to watch. But Rudd can't rescue his character from the insipidity to which Brooks's screenplay condemns him.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 1/5

January 27, 2011
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Brooks is back with another warm, smart romance along the lines of As Good As It Gets. The snappy characters are well-played by a strong cast, which makes it steadily entertaining even if it's not hugely believable.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3/5

January 27, 2011
Stella Papamichael
Radio Times

Nicholson is on autopilot, and Brooks doesn't give the characters the full three dimensions to complement the script's undeniably witty lines.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 2/5

January 27, 2011
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

A rom-com with too much rom (winsome) and far too little com.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 1/5

January 26, 2011
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Extremely dull, badly written comedy-drama that never gets off the ground, despite likeable performances from Rudd, Witherspoon and a perfectly cast Wilson.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 2/5

January 26, 2011
Simon Braund
Empire Magazine

Not Brooks' best, but it has its moments.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

January 26, 2011
David Jenkins
Time Out
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Contrived, mawkish and mirthless, this feels like it was made by people who haven't had any meaningful human contact for years.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 1/5

January 26, 2011
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

Overlong but occasionally appealing rom com in which it is the intangibles of the relationships that prove to be everything

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

January 24, 2011
Robbie Collin
News of the World

The whole mob yap away in self-absorbed therapy-speak for almost the entire two-hour running time, meaning anyone who lives outside the Beverly Hills nut-bubble - ie almost everyone - is going to be instinctively reaching for the fast-forward button.

Full Review Source: News of the World | Original Score: 2/5

January 24, 2011
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

This neurotic comedy tiptoes from one boring setback to the next, bottling its issues in schmaltz, and thus, costing the film its heart.

Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Original Score: D+

January 7, 2011
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

I'll take the movie's distinctive warts over the pasteurized engineering of current comedies any day of the week

Full Review Source: CinePassion

January 3, 2011
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Unconventional rom-com that is really neither but gets by on the charisma of the cast including Whiterspoon and especially Rudd who can do no wrong.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: B

December 28, 2010
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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Everything looks primed for civilized amusement, but somewhere along the way the laughs dropped off, together with the question mark in the title.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

December 28, 2010
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

At least half the film plays out at an acceptable level of amusement until its excessively repeated indecisions makes you hanker for the fast forward. This happens well before you reach the two hour mark.

Full Review Source: Cinema Signals | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 25, 2010
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)

One factor, and one factor alone, brings 'How Do You Know?' to above average.

Full Review Source: KWQC-TV (Iowa) | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 23, 2010
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