• PG, 1 hr. 41 min.
  • Comedy, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Anand Tucker
    In Theaters:
    Jan 8, 2010 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 4, 2010
  • Universal Pictures/Spyglass


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Leap Year Reviews

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Neil Pond
American Profile

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 Source: American Profile | Original Score: 2/5

October 5, 2011
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a familiar yet watchable piece of work...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 9, 2010
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...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 Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 78/100

May 8, 2010
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine

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.

Full Review Source: Moving Pictures Magazine

March 25, 2010
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Adams is cute as a button, as always, but even she can't energize this tired excuse for a comedy.

Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

March 12, 2010
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine

Rubbish. Irish eyes will be hard pressed to grimace, let alone smile.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 1/5

February 26, 2010
Anna Smith
Time Out
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While there‚(TM)s some chemistry between the pair, it‚(TM)s not enough to compensate for their paper-thin characters, never mind all the crosseyed Guinness-swilling extras.

Full Review Source: Time Out | 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 Source: Film4 | Original Score: 1.5/5

February 26, 2010
Wendy Ide
Times [UK]

The film is packed with spontaneous acts of Irish country dancing and twinkly locals beaming over their Guinness. Ireland should sue.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 1/5

February 26, 2010
Peter Bradshaw

The only "leap" I felt like making was off a motorway gantry into the fast lane of the M25.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 1/5

February 26, 2010
Alice Levick
Little White Lies

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.

February 26, 2010
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy

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 Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 2/5

February 26, 2010
Tim Evans
Sky Movies

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 Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 2/5

February 26, 2010
Charles Gant
Heat Magazine

Call us old-fashioned, but we expect some actual funny moments in our romantic comedies; you can‚(TM)t get by on charming lead actors and pretty scenery alone. Especially when the storyline is so massively predictable.

| Original Score: 3/5

February 26, 2010
Ellen E Jones
Total Film

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 Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

February 26, 2010
Karen Krizanovich
Radio Times

A light, frothy romance with just enough blarney to charm the susceptible.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 3/5

February 26, 2010
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

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.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK]

February 26, 2010
Alex Zane
Sun Online

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 Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 3/5

February 26, 2010
John Walsh

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 Source: Independent | Original Score: 2/5

February 26, 2010
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

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.

Full Review Source: Daily Express

February 26, 2010
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