Liberal Arts Reviews

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Richard Haridy
November 25, 2013
Liberal Arts is a resolutely vanilla-flavored concoction but still pleasant, amiable, and a little more thoughtful than your average rom-com.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Chase Whale
November 8, 2013
Poetic justice Is served in insightful LIBERAL ARTS
July 17, 2013
An exuberant, heartfelt concoction, the kind of sunny comedy that's good for the soul.
Cory Everett
The Playlist
July 10, 2013
Some of the insights are a bit simplistic but for most of the running time, the film is an enjoyable diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Meredith Borders
April 3, 2013
LIBERAL ARTS never manages to turn these great performances and familiar dilemmas into something substantial.
James Croot
March 14, 2013
Liberal laughs are guaranteed but memorable it ain't.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 4, 2013
A diverting generational three-way dialogue between those barely out of their teens, those in their mid thirties and those well north of fifty.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 15, 2013 enthralling sophomore effort from an almost excessively promising filmmaker...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Stephen Silver
December 28, 2012
A writer/director/star, casting himself as the guy who's irresistible to all sorts of women? Woody Allen's been pulling that trick for about 40 years.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tom Clift
December 25, 2012
A warm, funny and, one imagines, rather personal film, one that's all about falling in and out of love, not just with people and places but the ideas they can sometimes embody.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
December 14, 2012
"Liberal Arts" develops into a special film, less of a love story and more about the pleasures and dangers of being on both sides of a nurturing student-mentor relationship.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 13, 2012
Has a soap opera vibe.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
December 12, 2012
he characters are interesting and, again, I really felt for the guy's dilemma whether to start a relationship with this much, much younger girl or not.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
December 12, 2012
Josh Radnor is an actor who's not content to be just that.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Craig Mathieson
The Sunday Age
December 12, 2012
Radnor's problem stems from his casting prowess: Jenkins, Janney and Olsen are all so pleasurably adept in their parts that the film's star suffers by comparison. Jesse needs more than Josh Radnor's glibness.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
December 7, 2012
Liberal Arts is about going back in time in order to move forward. In so many moments Radnor could have taken disturbing and frustrating turns - and yet it's resistance and maturity saved it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
December 6, 2012
Has the hallmark of slow burning classic, starting deceptively uninvolving but gradually increasing in both interest and dramatic tension, with a tender emotional payoff that ripples across all the main characters
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
December 6, 2012
Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) has directed and written an astonishingly good screenplay filled with delectable insights from three different age groups. He is also excellent as the film's protagonist
Don Groves
December 5, 2012
Learning life's lessons is a bittersweet experience in Josh Radnor's appealing film
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cameron Meier
Orlando Weekly
November 7, 2012
An insightful, touching and amusing three-generational study that is anything but sophomoric.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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