• 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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Leonard Maltin

...it's an old-fashioned star vehicle, fashioned for the particular screen personas of Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts by Hanks himself, who directed the film and wrote the screenplay with Nia Vardalos. You may recall that he produced her breakthrough film...

Full Review Source: indieWIRE | Original Score: 2.1/2

July 8, 2011
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times

An ode to the common man.

Full Review Source: Illinois Times | Original Score: 3.0/4.0

July 8, 2011
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

Hanks and Roberts make this sketchy project better than it deserves to be.

Full Review Source: Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) | Original Score: 2/4

July 8, 2011
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Larry Crowne is more than a missed opportunity. It's alarmingly, depressingly out of touch.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 1/4

July 7, 2011
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

While the film isn't exactly groundbreaking, it does finish much better than it begins.

Full Review Source: Atlantic City Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 7, 2011
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It sets out to be a pleasant, sweet-natured entertainment that tries to avoid cynicism (perhaps a little too hard). On that basis, it succeeds well enough.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 7, 2011
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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Even if you wander into this congealed mess with nothing more demanding in mind than to spend a little time with two charming favorites, do not expect Forrest Gump or Pretty Woman.

Full Review Source: New York Observer | Original Score: 1/4

July 6, 2011
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix

A lighter-than-air trifle...

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2/4

July 6, 2011
Mathew DeKinder
Suburban Journals of St. Louis

"Larry Crowne" could have easily starred Spencer Tracy and be showing on TCM this very instant.

Full Review Source: Suburban Journals of St. Louis

July 5, 2011
Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity

in its pleasantly low-key way, this is as inconsequential and instantly forgettable a movie as a bombastic blockbuster like Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

Full Review Source: Television Without Pity | Original Score: 2/4

July 5, 2011
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs

"Larry Crowne" is made precisely for people like Larry Crowne.

Full Review Source: Film Snobs | Original Score: 5/10

July 5, 2011
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review

Tom Hanks confuses 'likeable and nice' with 'boring and pointless.'

Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review | Original Score: 4/10

July 5, 2011
Jackie K. Cooper

Definitely for mature audiences as there were no car chases or explosions. Hanks and Roberts still have chemistry together, and there is always that fantastic Roberts laugh.

Full Review Source: jackiekcooper.com | Original Score: 7/10

July 5, 2011
Ella Taylor
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Neither fish nor fowl, Larry Crowne skitters between pathos and shtick, wasting abundant acting talent as it goes.

Full Review Source: NPR

July 5, 2011
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies

High camp.

Full Review Source: Ebert Presents At The Movies

July 5, 2011
Brandon Fibbs

Larry Crowne is neither dinner nor dessert, but rather the tasty and ultimately inconsequential appetizer you enjoy before moving on to the more substantive fare.

Full Review Source: BrandonFibbs.com | Original Score: 6/10

July 5, 2011
Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
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When it comes to unemployment-themed cinema, I'll take the greater realism of last year's The Company Men or this year's Everything Must Go over Hanks's too rosy vision of life after the pink slip.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

July 5, 2011
Diana Saenger

Larry Crowne will probably appeal mostly to baby boomers desperately searching for something other than big blow-up movies (Transformers 4) or yet another 3D disaster.

Full Review Source: ReviewExpress.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 4, 2011
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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The film is sometimes gentle to the point of blandness, but it's never flimsy.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

July 4, 2011
Shaun Munro
What Culture

Hanks and Roberts clearly seem up for a work-out, but this dull rom-com holds any potential chemistry at the mercy of poor jokes, a meandering plot and unlikeable supporting characters.

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: 2/5

July 4, 2011
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