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
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.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 6, 2010
It's a romantic comedy. We know where this is going. Tucker & Co. don't seem to realize that it's not the destination, it's the witty, winsome journey that counts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
January 14, 2010
Forgettable all around.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo
February 26, 2010
Promoting a stereotypical image of rural Ireland which would make Father Ted roll his eyes in disbelief, Leap Year is a sappy road movie and frankly implausible comedy.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 7, 2010
The problem isn't the absence of chemistry but the presence of too much of the wrong kind. The sense of cold antagonism that initially develops between the primary characters is so strong that it lingers throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
January 7, 2010
It has become something of a tradition to lead off the year with a weak romantic comedy, and we can cross the 2010 edition off the list.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
January 7, 2010
The movie proves what we guessed going in: that Adams -- who has the instincts not to overplay her character's robotic snippiness -- can redeem almost anything.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
January 8, 2010
Erin Go Aagh! The Irish legend concerning leap-year proposals gets summarily tossed onto a peat fire, which is where the movie itself belongs.
Phil Villarreal
OK! Magazine
January 6, 2010
Just once, Hollywood, could you give us a happy ending?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Aaron Hillis
Time Out
November 16, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
January 13, 2010
As a tearful Anna perched on a cliff near the end, I was tempted to shout, "Jump! Jump!", while wishing that Kaplan and Elfont would join her.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online
January 8, 2010
Not only does this film's release miss the Leap Year day, month and year, but with its babbling script, flat characterizations and flaccid direction, the entire project misses. It is, if nothing else, beautifully consistent
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Tim Grierson
EmanuelLevy.Com
January 7, 2010
Leap Year is a romantic comedy that never rises above the predictable or inoffensive; it's pretty to look at, but it offers little nourishment for the head or heart.
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
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
January 8, 2010
Recycled plot, lame sight gags, Leprechaun-like stock Irish characters. The charms of Amy Adams rescue 'Leap Year' from Truly Awful status.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
February 26, 2010
If you've only seen one dumb city girl fish-out-of-water romcom, you've seen them all. And you will have definitely seen everything that this miserable 100-minute trudge of a film has to offer.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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