Music and Lyrics Reviews

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Heather Huntington
February 9, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Sweet, predictable date movie. Teens OK.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
July 26, 2007
Move beyond the lame title, and you'll find an unexpectedly good movie, with the inspired casting of Drew Berry and Hugh Grant possessing the necessary chemistry to lift this rote, manufactured story into something appealing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Beverly Berning
April 23, 2007
Hugh Grant is a genius at romantic comedy. He has just the right blend of good looks, sex appeal, wit, sensitivity, self-awareness, and even more endearing, self-mockery.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
March 9, 2007
Good-natured, melodic and sweet as can be, "Music and Lyrics" is like listening to your favorite '80s compilation: It just plain makes you feel good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
March 4, 2007
Embora nada original, o roteiro é suficientemente divertido e explora muito bem as mais do que estabelecidas personas da dupla principal: o jeitão desajeitado e auto-crítico de Grant e a insegurança engraçadinha de Barrymore.
| Original Score: 3/5
James Rocchi
March 2, 2007
Music and Lyrics is a nice, light, bright romantic comedy -- a demonstration of the best and the worst of modern romantic comedy in action, in fact. ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
February 28, 2007
Despite a copout ending that dumbs down the film's previous wit-filled 90 minutes, few mainstream audiences will be able to resist its charms.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 27, 2007
This movie has more witty lines in any 10 minute clip than most comedies have in the entire film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
February 26, 2007
Music and Lyrics is not the most original or ambitious movie I've ever seen. However, Barrymore is well-paired with Grant in a story that is smarter than you might think. It's just all-around good fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
February 26, 2007
Like a catchy pop song you can't stop humming, the sublime romantic melody of Music and Lyrics puts a smile on your face and love in your heart.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 23, 2007
Witty, playful, charming and satisfying -- an unpretentious confection that's just right and a little bit more.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Karina Montgomery
February 23, 2007
...when this movie gets a moment right, it nails it. It's now you tolerate/notice the rest that will affect your experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 20, 2007
It's more fun than a Spandau Ballet/Tears for Fears concert circa 1985, and I mean that in a good way.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
February 20, 2007
Light, sweet and agreeably confident
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
February 19, 2007
A tad rickety or hokey here and there plotwise, but very amusing dialogue, acting, production overall. This is a highly entertaining romantic comedy. A very strong A-.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
February 19, 2007
There are a surprising number of laughs, and the saccharine content is kept to a minimum. A mostly enjoyable experience, all told.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics
February 18, 2007
The casting of Hugh Grant opposite Drew Barrymore was a stroke of genius both in terms of chemistry and comedy, as his self-deprecating vulnerability serves as the perfect foil for her zaniness, and their repartee is reminiscent of Hepburn and Tracy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

Baltimore Sun
February 17, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Keith Phipps
AV Club
February 17, 2007
We're clearly deep into romantic-comedy territory here, so it's a good thing we're also in the hands of excellent guides.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Top Critic

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 17, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald
February 16, 2007
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Irish Times
February 9, 2007
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