Life or Something Like It - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Life or Something Like It Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 25, 2010
Old fashioned date movie for older teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
March 5, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
...Clearly displays the workmanlike instincts of its creative team, instincts which neither inspire greatness nor fail altogether.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
December 8, 2002
What begins as a somewhat predictable Hollywood romantic comedy, spirals into a tender, sweet love story and opens the door to life's deeper and more meaningful issues.
Andrew Manning
Radio Free Entertainment
December 5, 2002
The biggest revelation is that Angelina Jolie looks pretty hot when she's dolled up with big blonde hair.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
June 7, 2002
I wanted a great movie or something like that (and didn't quite get it). But if you're looking for a movie to watch on a rainy day when you want to skip work and stay home in bed with someone you love, it's not bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Andrew Howe
May 21, 2002
While the finished product is not without merit it's difficult to erase the bitter taste of squandered opportunities.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bruce Feld
Film Journal International
May 4, 2002
Although Life or Something Like It is very much in the mold of feel-good movies, the cast and director Stephen Herek's polished direction pour delightfully piquant wine from aged bottles.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 29, 2002
[A] fun romp...
Dustin Putman
April 26, 2002
This is Angelina Jolie's movie all the way, and she does not disappoint.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean O'Connell
April 26, 2002
Life may be pre-packaged goodness, but it's served warm by a director comfortably basking in the glow of his preferred genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
April 26, 2002
A worthy woman's film and Jolie's best showcase to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
April 26, 2002
A pleasant romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Sheri Linden
Boxoffice Magazine
April 26, 2002
A thoughtful and satisfying look at the ways we choose or refuse to take responsibility for our lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Staci Layne Wilson
Fantastica Daily
April 26, 2002
Life or Something Like It probably won't become a modern-day classic in the vein of It's A Wonderful Life, but it's pretty wonderful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
April 26, 2002
Despite the film's decided thinness, there's still a kernel of something here -- a sweetness and vitality that peeks through.
| Original Score: C+
Eric D. Snider
April 26, 2002
Slightly above-average, somewhat dawdly and meandering romantic comedy. Angelina Jolie is at her most tolerable.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
April 26, 2002
Life wouldn't have worked nearly as well as it did without Jolie, and I'm not sure too many other actresses could have carried this film.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10

E! Online
April 26, 2002
Jolie's cute and charming love interest Edward Burns is likable and has cool hair, and that's enough to make you root for the good guy (and gal) and gloss over the film's inadequacies.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Todd McCarthy
June 9, 2008
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Jonathan Ross
Daily Mirror (UK)
May 20, 2003

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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
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Arizona Republic
June 13, 2002
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
June 10, 2002
Kim Linekin
May 13, 2002
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
April 27, 2002

Boston Phoenix
April 27, 2002
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 27, 2002
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