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Leap Year Reviews

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Neil Pond
American Profile
October 5, 2011
The bright spot in this boggy botched mess is Amy Adams, a fine and always interesting actress who sparkles and shines here despite the stilted storyline, preposterous improbabilities and an artificially sweetened storybook ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 9, 2010
...a familiar yet watchable piece of work...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 8, 2010
...generic romantic comedy about a beautiful young woman (Amy Adams, experiencing a career low) who plans to land her commitment-shy boyfriend by flying to Ireland and surprising him by proposing on Feb. 29
Full Review | Original Score: 78/100
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
March 25, 2010
Scribes Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont rely heavily on the dramatic Irish landscape - and it is dramatic - to make up for the lack of drama in their script.
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
March 12, 2010
Adams is cute as a button, as always, but even she can't energize this tired excuse for a comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine
February 26, 2010
Rubbish. Irish eyes will be hard pressed to grimace, let alone smile.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Anna Smith
Time Out
February 26, 2010
While thereā(TM)s some chemistry between the pair, itā(TM)s not enough to compensate for their paper-thin characters, never mind all the crosseyed Guinness-swilling extras.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

February 26, 2010
Everyone tries hard, but Leap Year shows talent cant redeem a truly uninspired script. For committed rom-com fans only.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Wendy Ide
Times [UK]
February 26, 2010
The film is packed with spontaneous acts of Irish country dancing and twinkly locals beaming over their Guinness. Ireland should sue.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Peter Bradshaw
February 26, 2010
The only "leap" I felt like making was off a motorway gantry into the fast lane of the M25.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Alice Levick
Little White Lies
February 26, 2010
Adams and Goode are hampered by a witless script, which aims for It Happened One Night cross-country battle-of-the-sexes entertainment but misses the mark so completely.
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
February 26, 2010
Amy Adams and Matthew Goode make a sweet, believable pair, but they're dropped in a film so trite that not even their entertaining bickering can save it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
February 26, 2010
Adams shone in the superlative Enchanted but the quality of writing on offer here isn't going to give James Joyce at his most lovey-dovey much lost sleep.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charles Gant
Heat Magazine
February 26, 2010
Call us old-fashioned, but we expect some actual funny moments in our romantic comedies; you canā(TM)t get by on charming lead actors and pretty scenery alone. Especially when the storyline is so massively predictable.
| Original Score: 3/5
Ellen E Jones
Total Film
February 26, 2010
Golden Age Hollywood charm with the obligatory modern Hollywood schmaltz thrown in, this will rile anyone who's been within 100 miles of the real Ireland, but run with it and it's an enjoyable fantasy all the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Karen Krizanovich
Radio Times
February 26, 2010
A light, frothy romance with just enough blarney to charm the susceptible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
February 26, 2010
Leap years come round every four years, but dispiriting romcoms appear with depressing inevitability at least four times every year, and this is one of the very worst.
Alex Zane
Sun Online
February 26, 2010
It's only through the sterling work of the two leads, Amy Adams and Matthew Goode, that this romantic comedy is at all enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Walsh
February 26, 2010
Adams is perky and watchable and almost saves the film. But it's so dumb: how come the eventual proposal, supposedly set a few yards from the Dingle pub, seems to take place on the Cliffs of Moher, 75 miles away?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
February 26, 2010
Amy Adams can add sparkle to even the most lacklustre screenplays and that seems to be her function in Leap Year, a disappointing romantic comedy set in the kind of Ireland that only exists in the movies.
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