Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding Reviews

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
June 8, 2012
What's so funny about "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding"? Not enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com
June 8, 2012
Besides blatant chick flick romantic appeal, the mothers/daughters relationships hold a modicum of interest . . .plus an incidental memorial tribute to the late Levon Helm.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
June 8, 2012
If nothing else, you must applaud Peace, Love & Misunderstanding for its cheery insistence that a lifetime of resentment can float away as easily as a helium-filled balloon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 8, 2012
Certainly, there's a comedy to be made about multigenerational conflict. But "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding" never quite finds its groove.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
June 8, 2012
A crowd-pleasing comedy that isn't going to win any awards for originality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
June 8, 2012
Nobody deserves this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
June 8, 2012
It's like "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in the Catskills.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
June 8, 2012
It's better than getting stuck with Battleship.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matt Stevens
E! Online
June 7, 2012
Kind of a drag, man.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
June 7, 2012
It's not "On Golden Pond" by any stretch, but it is nice to have Fonda back in the fractious family way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
June 7, 2012
The kind of human-drawn slice-of-life that's difficult to dislike. Or, at least, it would be if it weren't for its obligatory story happenings and non-event of a conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
June 7, 2012
Every plot turn is groaningly predictable. But at least the lead performances set off sparks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
June 7, 2012
You could watch Bruce Beresford's wan comedy "Peace, Love and Misunderstanding" with the sound off, and still follow the plot easily just by watching Catherine Keener's hair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
June 7, 2012
Was there no one to suggest that the script, by Joseph Muszynski and Christina Mengert, had certain deficits? All the same, the spectacle of first-rate actors attacking third-rate material is guilty fun.
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June 7, 2012
Peace, Love & Misunderstanding mostly comes across as chintzy and uninspired as its title.
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
June 7, 2012
The plot is as contrived as the characters...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
June 7, 2012
Woodstock, and hippie grandmas everywhere, demand better.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
June 7, 2012
I can't imagine what a bore Peace, Love & Misunderstanding would be without Fonda's presence.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Ann Lewinson
Boston Phoenix
June 7, 2012
It's Fonda's show, riffing on her Hanoi Jane past and aided by first-time screenwriters Christina Mengert and Joseph Muszynski's ear for how both smart people and New-Agers talk.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
June 7, 2012
How you feel about "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding" will depend on how you feel about aging hippies and the continuing relevance of all things Woodstock.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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