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Love and Other Drugs Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
Hathaway creates a tough, angry, complicated woman who deserved better than her lot in life. For starters. she deserved a better movie.
Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered
November 9, 2013
Love and Other Drugs isn't a perfect film, and Zwick has certainly done better, but for what it is, it's mostly watchable and fairly enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 14, 2013
This movie is far from your standard romantic comedy. It's a deeper film that touches on heavier emotional moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 26, 2013
Zwick and his writing partners, Marshall Herskovitz and Charles Randolph, overextend their scope by a wide margin.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
January 27, 2013
Lacks a certain something, but not chemistry between Jake and Anne. They set off real sparks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
Charismatic turns from its two stars provide the heartbeat for the movie, which resembles director Edward Zwick's TV show thirtysomething with its insight into male/female intimacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
April 8, 2011
There were several potential avenues to develop here, but the film settles for something conventional and sentimental with its love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Dave White
April 4, 2011
Can he love her when her illness degenerates? Can she let him in even though she's scared? Will he always work for the people who are actually making her life more difficult? You're allowed not to care.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Eric Melin
March 13, 2011
The movie has lots of scenes of the two leads in bed together, but it can't decide whether it's a big issue film, a romantic comedy or a weepy melodrama, so it ends up being none of them successfully.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
March 9, 2011
Strange how for a movie about a Viagra salesman, we don't see the growth of the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
March 2, 2011
"Love & Other Drugs" may have one foot in comedy and the other in the sickness-of-the-week genre, but that's the way life plays out sometimes.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
January 27, 2011
An overstated (dialogue-wise and visually-the movie's mostly close-ups) and underwhelming trip. And for a movie all about dickishness, its actual masking of Gyllenhaal's dick-twice with a cushion, as if out of a bad British sex farce-is limply dishonest.
Rebecca Barry
January 11, 2011
It isn't bashful at all, incorporating plenty of sex and humour; you'll feel like you're sleeping with them too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
January 11, 2011
For it's hard work, sadly the film's two heartfelt, emotional scenes are wholly undermined by some awful soundtracking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
January 6, 2011
I ended up wondering how a screenplay this messy had ever gone into production, let alone attracted two actors of this quality.
January 5, 2011
A mess, but one of those messes where it's at least fun to debate the different ways in which it got it so wrong and could have been great.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
January 4, 2011
Interesting ideas lurk, tantalisingly, underneath the romcom formula and yet every brave move Zwick and his co-writers make is countered by something weak and formulaic, as if in apology.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
January 4, 2011
Eight months after health-care reform was signed into law, Universal Pictures courageously weighs in with a watered-down satire of the pharmaceutical industry.
Robbie Collin
News of the World
January 4, 2011
At least we now know why Anne Hathaway's co-presenting this year's Oscars. She's not gonna make it to that stage any other way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Fernando F. Croce
January 3, 2011
A redeemed-lout-and-sacrificial-lamb weepie, complete with a shameless revival of the dreaded Ali MacGraw Disease
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