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I Give It a Year Reviews

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

It's funny, yes, but also depressing, like watching the mating habits of mollusks.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

September 26, 2013
Leba Hertz
San Francisco Chronicle
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"I Give It a Year" is a smart farce that would make Hugh Grant and his fans proud.

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

September 5, 2013
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

The big laughs compensate for the lack of a suitable emotional payoff.

Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com

August 30, 2013
Chris Knight
National Post

You might not want to stick by it in sickness and in health, 'til death do you part, but it's a reasonable enough companion for a night out at the cinema.

Full Review Source: National Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 23, 2013
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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Mazer's previous onscreen experience is undeniably obvious. No penis is left unfilmed, no crude scene prevented from going on far too long.

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

August 23, 2013
Dann Gire
Daily Herald (IL)

Mazer, a Sacha Baron Cohen collaborator, directs this comedy without much snap, crackle or pop.

Full Review Source: Daily Herald (IL) | Original Score: 2/4

August 22, 2013
Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
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In addition to some trite set pieces, writer-director Dan Mazer serves up nothing more than conspicuous cynicism masquerading as comedy.

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

August 15, 2013
Peter Keough
Boston Globe
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The tonal clash is jarring, and Mazer doesn't help matters by erring on the side of blandness.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 15, 2013
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Can a comedy be too funny for its own good?

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 15, 2013
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

[VIDEO ESSAY] As a premise, a doomed marriage sounds like a no-brainer: you can pile on outrageous episodes of slapstick, physical comedy and biting wit. Unfortunately, "I Give It a Year" is a no-brainer.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: C-

August 13, 2013
Sheila O'Malley
RogerEbert.com

It's not romantic in the slightest, and it is quite comedic on occasion, but the parts don't fit together at all.

Full Review Source: RogerEbert.com | Original Score: 2/4

August 13, 2013
Brent Simon
Shockya.com

A fun, amusing, will-they-or-won't-they confection -- a love rhombus wherein a hastily married couple grapples with mutually wandering eyes.

Full Review Source: Shockya.com | Original Score: B

August 10, 2013
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
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As pure comedy, it's a hoot.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

August 9, 2013
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

While individual actors can be amusing, especially among supporting players, "I Give It a Year" is thoroughly tone deaf. I wouldn't give it five minutes.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: D+

August 9, 2013
Robert Levin
amNewYork

Turns the romantic comedy on its head by utilizing a simple and effective formula that blends parody and affecting relationship dramatics.

Full Review Source: amNewYork | Original Score: 3/4

August 8, 2013
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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A smutty script and a passel of objectionable characters form an imperfect rom-com union - one that will, with any luck, fade from the mind long before its title suggests.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

August 8, 2013
Ella Taylor
NPR
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Whatever attachment we might form for the characters or their fates gets lost in thickets of farce and barrages of one-liners.

Full Review Source: NPR

August 8, 2013
John Anderson
Wall Street Journal
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It's rather close to excruciating.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

August 8, 2013
Stephen Silver
EntertainmentTell

There's some very funny stuff on the margins, but overall it's pretty weak.

Full Review Source: EntertainmentTell | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 8, 2013
Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News
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"I Give It a Year" holds a special place in film history. It's the only romantic comedy where you root for the main couple to get a divorce.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 4/5

August 8, 2013
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