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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Reviews

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Derek Malcolm
This is London
July 13, 2012
This is half a good film but hardly a wholly satisfactory one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
July 13, 2012
[It] unfortunately invites a lethal dose of scepticism towards its cutesy last-ditch matchmaking, obligatory road-trip plotting, and thinly funny jibes at the rest of humankind.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alex Zane
Sun Online
July 12, 2012
It's played out in such a saccharine and whimsical manner that the only impact felt is that of the asteroid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
July 12, 2012
Knightley gives her most dreadful performance yet - mannered and irritating while striving to be adorable, like a manic pixie - and Carell just stares at her as though he can't believe his bad luck.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
July 12, 2012
All the heightened emotions and the outrageous urgency of [romantic comedies] are actually appropriate here. All the absurdities that define the genre -- not accidentally but deliberately -- suddenly work in its favor, and not against it.
Peter Bradshaw
July 12, 2012
As ever, without a funny script, Carell looks and sounds like the world's creepiest serial killer.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
July 12, 2012
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is as insufferable as its title.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jessica Lambert
Little White Lies
July 12, 2012
A failed attempt to mix genres, made worse by a lot of misplaced schmaltz.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

Sky Movies
July 11, 2012
The mash-up of skewed love and black humour shouldn't work...but it does thanks to the off-kilter chemistry between Carell and Knightley and a narrative that touchingly propels their burgeoning romance to the bitter end.
Matthew Turner
July 11, 2012
An enjoyably quirky, frequently funny and ultimately moving comedy-drama with a pair of terrific performances from Steve Carell and Keira Knightley.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
July 11, 2012
Carell and Knightley do their best to make it lively and touching but the characters are, by turns, dull and irritating, and I never really believed in or cared about their relationship.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
July 10, 2012
Though it's clear we're meant to be moved by the big finale, the sight of these two together is so unsettling it's hard not to start rooting for the asteroid.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
July 8, 2012
Perhaps not as funny or affecting as you'd hope, but Carell and Knightley make for good company for the darkest days.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
July 5, 2012
It's chemistry; sometimes the magic works and sometimes it doesn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
July 3, 2012
World a Beautiful Look at the End
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4.0
Paul M. Bradshaw
Total Film
July 3, 2012
The sugary third act might be as sappy as the first is dark, but there are comforts in this apoca-romcom - not least Carell's sad-eyed, soulful turn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
July 2, 2012
A thoughtful look at the unthinkable, Lorene Scafaria preserves impending doom with humor and a new appreciation for tomorrow.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Dan Lybarger
July 1, 2012
There are jarring changes in mood, which may be as appropriate as they are unsettling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
July 1, 2012
It's the end of the world -- again
June 30, 2012
Scafaria creates a bittersweet funny film brimming with humanity in all its glorious imperfection. The flip side of Melancholia, with a brilliant juggle of emotions threading throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
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