Laws of Attraction Reviews

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Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
April 29, 2004
Whatever intrigue is generated by the pairing of Brosnan and Moore swiftly dissipates due to a cliche-ridden script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 23, 2004
Like a Lladro statuette, this milky film is pretty and hollow, intellectually suspect but capable of providing a warm frisson of well-being
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 30, 2004
[The leads] really deserved more from the director, Peter Howitt and co-writers Aline Brosh McKenna and Robert Harling, who among them come up with less than one serviceable screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
April 27, 2004
All but the most ardent of Brosnan's admirers will find this to be an uninspired round in the cinematic battle of the sexes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 29, 2004
Disastrous casting, a clunker-laden script, and snooze-inducing direction.
| Original Score: C-
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 25, 2010
There's no reason to see this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
May 3, 2004
You won't need a keen legal mind to judge 'Laws of Attraction' more talky than fast-talking.
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
April 29, 2004
A handful of truly enjoyable performances left adrift in a sea of rom-com cliché and chick-flick simplicity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
April 21, 2004
The key problem to this romantic comedy about husband-and-wife lawyers on opposite sides of a court battle is that one is never convinced that Pierce Brosnan's Daniel Rafferty and Julianne Moore's Audrey Woods are really a couple.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
May 3, 2004
Terrible, terrible film.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 29, 2004
The whole movie reminded me of a Halloween superhero cape: thin, flimsy and fake.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Austin O'Connor
Lowell Sun
April 30, 2004
...manages to suck the considerable charm completely out of both Brosnan and Moore.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Christian Toto
Washington Times
April 30, 2004
This Attraction is one besotted, befuddled affair
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
March 14, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
May 1, 2004
The film doesn't have a 'plot' so much as it has a series of weak, pointless scenes that aren't funny, don't develop the characters and don't further the story.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
April 16, 2004
Brosnan's seductive charm outshines the dull script.
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
April 29, 2004
A hit and miss comedy that's never terrible and never great.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
April 30, 2004
Balances between two perfectly opposing poles: a central couple who utterly enchant us, and a supporting structure that completely fails to capitalize on them.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
April 29, 2004
A leaden attempt to recapture the effervescence of classic screwball.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
May 10, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
July 23, 2004
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 30, 2004

Boston Phoenix
May 1, 2004

Orlando Weekly
May 1, 2004
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