• 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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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
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
Grae Drake
Movies.com

This is a sweet movie. It's so sweet, in fact, that it made me realize how cynical I've gotten over time.

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: 2/5

July 1, 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
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net

As much as you might want to like it, the lack of gumption makes it difficult to go all the way.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 6.5/10

July 1, 2011
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies

High camp.

Full Review Source: Ebert Presents At The Movies

July 5, 2011
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

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
Lewis Bazley
Little White Lies

Severely lacking in drama, characters and substance.

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

June 30, 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
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

So nice and upbeat and eager to please that other movies might beat it up on the playground.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 29, 2011
Alison Gang
San Diego Union-Tribune

While one can appreciate the film's rousing endorsement of our community college system, it's about as realistic as an episode of the TV sitcom "Community."

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

July 1, 2011
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture

Carries about as much dramatic weight as a baby eating a Jaffa Cake.

Full Review Source: Ultra Culture

July 1, 2011
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

...Hanks' and Vardalos' treatment of a middle-aged Joe heading back to the classroom is about as believable as Rodney Dangerfield's Back to School - and not half as entertaining.

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: C

July 1, 2011
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

Misses every target by a country mile.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 1/5

July 3, 2011
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post

It's not a terrible film but it's also not amusing, feelgood or moving.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 2/5

June 30, 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
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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"Larry Crowne" has Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts and a good premise and a colorful supporting cast, but what it doesn't have is a reason for existing.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

June 30, 2011
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Larry Crowne doesn't come close to providing the rom-com satisfactions of films attached to the names Hanks and Roberts, or writer Nia Vardalos for that matter.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2/4

July 1, 2011
Ella Taylor
NPR
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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
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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It's the neediest movie of 2011, and one of the phoniest.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1/4

June 30, 2011

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December 20, 2011
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