• R, 1 hr. 15 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:    Joan Carr-Wiggin
  • In Theaters:    Mar 15, 2012 Limited
  • On DVD:    May 7, 2013
  • Paragraph Pictures

If I Were You Reviews

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Marsha McCreadie
Village Voice
Top Critic
March 12, 2013

A screwball comedy for Canadians-not LOL funny, but as crazy as you might expect Toronto to get.

Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
Top Critic
November 28, 2013

Here's a safe prediction: movie critics are going to have fun with the title of If I Were You.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
March 17, 2013

An odd little duck of a film [that] kicks around enjoyably for a while in the same sandbox as some of Woody Allen's mid-career farces, before eventually pivoting and skipping off into less rewarding territory.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
Top Critic
March 15, 2013

"If I Were You'' has more than its share of laughs, but director Joan Carr-Wiggin needed to cut half an hour to make this fly without interest flagging.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic
March 14, 2013

Harden is a wonderful actress but struggles to find the complexity in so strained a situation.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stephen Holden
New York Times
Top Critic
March 14, 2013

Buried in the bloat of Joan Carr-Wiggin's interminable "If I Were You" are the seeds of what might have been a lean, snappy farce about duplicitous, adulterous games.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
Top Critic
March 14, 2013

Bloody awful.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rex Reed
New York Observer
Top Critic
March 13, 2013

The people responsible for a hapless load of bunk called If I Were You can only be described as delusional. They think they have made an actual movie, when nothing in it qualifies.

Andrew Schenker
Time Out New York
Top Critic
March 12, 2013

The film's comic sense (exemplified by a drunken Harden acting inappropriately) is slack and its dramatic conclusion unfulfilling.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
February 27, 2013

A strangled endeavor that's 30 minutes too long and short-sheeted in the laugh department. Perhaps it was a blast to make, but to sit through the feature requires an extraordinary amount of patience.

Full Review | Original Score: D+
Robert Koehler
Variety
Top Critic
January 19, 2012

If anything, that Harden shines in such a problematic starring role only reaffirms her stature.

Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 23, 2013

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