Silver Linings Playbook Reviews

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Tom Clift
Moviedex
February 3, 2013
A volatile mix of familial drama and madcap comedy, infectious optimism and razor-wire wit, it's one of the most purely enjoyable films released in the past twelve months.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
February 3, 2013
Parece desistir de qualquer traço de originalidade em seu clímax, quando se entrega a todos os clichês do gênero: mal-entendidos, mocinhos obrigados a correr atrás da mocinha pela rua e, claro, o insuportável travelling circular do beijo romântico.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 3, 2013
I suppose the phrase 'serious romantic comedy' sounds like a paradox. But that's exactly what 'Silver Linings Playbook' is: an intelligent, edgy dark comedy with romance at its core.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Matt Neal
The Standard
January 31, 2013
This is a rom-com dressed up as an Oscar-baiting "dramedy". It's a good rom-com thanks to it's edge... but occasionally has the bad traits of a bad rom-com.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alice Tynan
The Vine
January 30, 2013
Silver Linings Playbook puts the "fun" in "dysfunction." And sure, that sounds glib, but actually, it's a rather extraordinary achievement. Especially when you're skirting on the edges of sanity.
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
January 30, 2013
A bittersweet pill that's a mixture of an endearing family drama and modern romance that's an absolute delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
January 30, 2013
tows the line of conventional, feel-good Hollywood rom-com, albeit dressed up in just enough art-house quirk to make it feel like something slightly radical
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Liam Maguren
Flicks.co.nz
January 29, 2013
A reminder that 'sanity' doesn't make your flaws any more orderly.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
January 28, 2013
Silver Linings Playbook is a fine, funny film, and one that should charm viewers who haven't been tricked by all those Oscar nominations into anticipating it as some kind of world-changing work of art for the ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald
January 27, 2013
David O. Russell's latest buzz film straddles a fine line between farce and kitchen-sink drama before settling into a groove that gets under one's skin.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
January 26, 2013
It starts to fray about halfway through as it shifts into a more conventional mode, taking on the usual trappings of the genre and making its way to a predictable resolution
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
January 26, 2013
Both charming and gritty... Cooper is edgy, while Lawrence is dynamite
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
January 24, 2013
If there's one reason why you should see this film, it's to admire the wonderful performances from Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
January 24, 2013
Cooper and Lawrence Shine in Linings.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/4.0
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
January 22, 2013
Down-to-earth, funnier than you'd expect, and sympathetic toward its volatile, damaged characters.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Top Critic
Bob Mondello
NPR.org
January 22, 2013
Writer-director Russell is just the guy to bring out (and then calm) the manic dysfunction in these folks.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 22, 2013
Just the sheer number of characters flitting around, each scrambling for plot space, gives an idea of just how frantic this movie can be. But Russell expertly uses all of it for maximum emotional -- and sometimes physical -- impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin Jagernauth
The Playlist
January 22, 2013
Yes, the marketing presents it as a big broad comedy -- and it certainly is -- but it's also a unique and involving tale of two outsiders who together find a way to get on with life after it has dealt them some bad hands.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Chris Knight
National Post
January 22, 2013
It's tough to go wrong when your movie features two of the hottest stars, but director David O. Russell doesn't stop there.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Allison Loring
Film School Rejects
January 22, 2013
Cooper and Lawrence radiate off each other as they run both physically and mentally away from (and towards) each other.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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