Opening

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23% As Above/So Below Aug 29
36% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
76% The Congress Aug 29

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.2M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $16.7M
37% If I Stay $15.7M
21% Let's Be Cops $10.8M
18% When The Game Stands Tall $8.4M
34% The Expendables 3 $6.5M
32% The Giver $6.4M
45% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.3M
66% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
19% Into The Storm $3.8M

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—— Innocence Sep 05
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—— The Identical Sep 05
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74% God Help the Girl Sep 05

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82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
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83% Extant: Season 1
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82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
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Playing for Keeps Reviews

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Rebecca Cusey
Patheos

A star-studded cast and a good concept add up to less than nothing in Playing for Keeps, an attempt at a warm, family romantic comedy that, like the main character, succumbs to its vices.

Full Review Source: Patheos

December 10, 2012
Darren Franich
Entertainment Weekly
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Playing for Keeps takes place in a tonally incoherent universe, constantly shifting between rom-com farce and mawkish family drama.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

December 7, 2012
Stefan Pape
HeyUGuys

Hitting our screens on New Year's Day, let's cross our fingers and hope that Playing for Keeps isn't an indication as to how the rest of 2013 will be for cinema. Best to get it out of the way early, I suppose!

Full Review Source: HeyUGuys | Original Score: 1/5

December 21, 2012
Jennifer Tate
ViewLondon

Sadly wastes its star-studded cast and has very little to offer in the way of laughs and touching moments.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 1/5

January 3, 2013
Neil Pond
American Profile

A father-son heart-tugger wrapped around a mushy reconciliation rom-com sprinkled with tinsel of shiny Hollywood supporting stars acting like they're in another movie entirely.

Full Review Source: American Profile | Original Score: 1.5/5

December 14, 2012
James Luxford
The National

a celluloid own goal.

Full Review Source: The National | Original Score: 2/5

October 18, 2013
Sarah Sluis
Film Journal International

Bland romantic comedy is the cinematic equivalent of processed food.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

December 7, 2012
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray

Did Gerard really leave the UK and a guaranteed pundit spot on Match of the Day for an automatous son and callous wife? Playing for Keeps asks difficult questions like these but provides no satisfying answers.

Full Review Source: The Ooh Tray

January 6, 2013
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

Gabriele Muccino's film is knee-deep in "don't hate the player, hate the game" territory.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: .5/4

December 5, 2012
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Gerard Butler, what went wrong?

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 5, 2012
Graham Young
Birmingham Post

Even an actor as capable as Dennis Quaid is incapable of wading in to save it.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 2/5

January 3, 2013
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

If this was a biscuit, it would be an own-label digestive, full of sugar and trans fats - but suited and booted in a glistening wrapper.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 2/5

January 4, 2013
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A film that's pretty much from the assembly line.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

December 7, 2012
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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A sloppy, poorly focused comedy that wants to be about the relationship between a father and his 9-year old son but ends up being about nearly everything else.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

December 6, 2012
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
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This rock-stupid combination of family schmaltz and horny-MILF male fantasy does this charismatic leading man (and everyone else involved) no favors.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

December 6, 2012
David Aldridge
Radio Times

Even the usually reliable Dennis Quaid flounders as a fellow parent in a film that is at least slickly put together but is ultimately a sheer waste of talent.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 2/5

January 3, 2013
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix

Fox hasn't penned a script since 1993's So I Married an Axe Murderer, and he apparently hasn't left his home, either ...

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 1/4

December 13, 2012
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum

Unfortunately for Butler it is another romantic comedy that misses the mark and does not score.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum | Original Score: 2/5

December 9, 2012
Kirk Honeycutt
honeycuttshollywood.com

How can you stick Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Dennis Quaid and Judy Greer in a comedy and come up so empty?

Full Review Source: honeycuttshollywood.com | Original Score: 3

December 6, 2012
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
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Smarmy. Dopey. Sloppy. Lazy. Creepy. Tone-deaf. Predictable. Embarrassing. Lousy.

Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com | Original Score: 0/5

December 7, 2012
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