• PG-13, 1 hr. 39 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Tom Hanks
    In Theaters:
    Jul 1, 2011 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 15, 2011
  • Universal Pictures


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Larry Crowne Reviews

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Glenn Dunks

Hanks' dorky routine - right on through to the ridiculous ELO-soundtracked end credits as he and Roberts drives around on a scooter in front of a green screen - is thankfully not as draining as one may assume.

Full Review Source: Trespass

September 15, 2013
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

A likeable and light-hearted comedy that doesn't attempt to be anything more.

Full Review Source: Big Hollywood | Original Score: 3.0/5

June 30, 2013
Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered

Larry Crowne is nothing we haven't seen before and at times feels over-done and cliched.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 6/10

March 2, 2013
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Extremely modest, featherweight. But watchable.

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2013
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian

Could have been a solid, straightforward rom com coasting on likable leads; half-hearted additions trying to link the movie to economic crisis just detract.

| Original Score: 3/10

December 5, 2011
Sean Axmaker

... lacks any sense of gravity. Hanks has too much moxie to let little things like unemployment and an underwater mortgage get him down...

Full Review Source: MSN.com

November 16, 2011
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Only hints at the comedy and poignancy that its two powerhouse leads could deliver if given better material.

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

October 20, 2011
Leah Rozen
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An exceedingly minor entry on already impressive resumés.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

October 7, 2011
Neil Pond
American Profile

Even Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts can't sell this lightweight rom-com fantasy.

Full Review Source: American Profile | Original Score: 2/5

September 8, 2011
Frederica Mathewes-Green
Christianity Today

Tasty around the edges but disappointing in the center, Larry Crowne will meet the summer rom-com needs of many, but will not serve as a memorable addition to Hanks' legacy.

Full Review Source: Christianity Today | Original Score: 2/4

September 2, 2011
Adam Bub

Low-key charmer saved by star power

Full Review Source: MovieFIX | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 7, 2011
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

It felt like I was being smothered with "feel good" moments. Everything about the story and its characters is too far detached from reality.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio Brisbane | Original Score: C+

July 25, 2011
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

full of a counter-intuitive sunny optimism that is at odds with the tale itself

Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews | Original Score: 2/5

July 19, 2011
Simon Miraudo

Larry Crowne, Hanks' second effort behind the camera, makes It's a Wonderful Life look like Enter the Void. It's a cute movie that never meant to hurt no one, and that's the best thing I can say about it.

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

July 18, 2011
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)

I can't begin to tell you how bland this movie is.

Full Review Source: KWQC-TV (Iowa) | Original Score: 1/4

July 18, 2011
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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To pluck romantic comedy from the jaws of a social crisis is a laudable project, worthy of Preston Sturges, and it's a pity that this featherlight drama-written by Tom Hanks and Nia Vardalos, and directed by Hanks himself-should falter in its task.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

July 18, 2011
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

There are some endearing scenes and some fun moments, but the screenplay doesn't feel developed; we are never really engaged

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

July 15, 2011
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

An immensely likeable film, this uplifting rom com about turning life around has a whole lot of things going for it

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

July 15, 2011
Mike Scott

As well-meaning as it is, (it) is a two-dimensional bit of fluff, an untidy string of cutesy scenes and cutesy characters -- few of them as cute as they are intended to be.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 14, 2011
Jeremy Heilman

With little to distract us from its half-hearted plotting and flimsy characterizations, Larry Crowne quickly turns into an abject failure, propped up only by its fading stars' fading charisma.

Full Review Source: MovieMartyr.com | Original Score: 30/100

July 12, 2011
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