• R, 2 hr. 2 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    David O. Russell
    In Theaters:
    Nov 21, 2012 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 30, 2013
  • The Weinstein Company


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Silver Linings Playbook Reviews

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Erick Weber
Final Cut on Film

A thoroughly annoying and staggeringly laughless quirkfest featuring the most alarmingly miscast role of 2012.

Full Review Source: Final Cut on Film | Original Score: D+

November 12, 2012
Calum Marsh
Slant Magazine

When one stops to consider how irksomely on the nose so much of this is, the qualities which intend to most readily ingratiate the film with us begin to appear perceptibly disingenuous and false.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

November 10, 2012
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture

Makes the life of a film critic that little bit easier by setting 90% of the drama, action and dialogue literally in the middle of the road.

Full Review Source: Ultra Culture

November 10, 2012
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine

Most of the way, the film's deficiencies are survivable if only for Jennifer Lawrence and some fleeting moments of emotional clarity and bracing conflict.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/5

November 14, 2012
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

Might at first look like proper cinema red in tooth and claw, but underneath it's a bundle of matted fleece and bleating.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 2/5

November 22, 2012
Karina Longworth
Village Voice
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Manic as it might be stylistically, emotionally Silver Linings Playbook maintains too even of a keel.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 13, 2012
Stephen Silver

What starts off as a serious examination of mental illness turns into an entirely different movie, one with nearly the exact same third act as "High School Musical."

Full Review Source: EntertainmentTell | Original Score: 2/5

November 16, 2012
Cole Smithey

"Silver Linings Playbook" is a Hollywood romantic comedy made to mask the horrific downside of mental illness while still giving the audience a little sense of superiority as they walk out of the cinema.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: C

November 22, 2012
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

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 Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 3/5

February 3, 2013
Dan Jardine

I love the work that deNiro and Lawrence do here, but ultimately all they do is prove the old adage that you can cover up a lot of problems with the script by hiring good actors.

Full Review Source: Cinemania | Original Score: 65/100

March 21, 2013
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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It's a strain to care about Pat, and it's impossible to believe in his world.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

November 15, 2012
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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It's impossible to shake the sense that what felt thrillingly, cohesively alive in the director's earlier movies plays here with more laurel-resting creakiness than go-for-broke verve.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

November 13, 2012
Daniel M. Kimmel
New England Movies Weekly

With a truly awkward script and no chemistry between the leads this Thanksgiving arrival is a turkey.

Full Review Source: New England Movies Weekly | Original Score: 1/5

November 21, 2012
Boo Allen
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)

A man's bi-polar disorder is supposed to give license to implausible and contrived histrionics.

Full Review Source: Denton Record Chronicle (TX) | Original Score: 2/5

November 22, 2012
David Denby
New Yorker
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Pretty much a miscalculation from beginning to end.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

November 20, 2012
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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There's nothing wrong with the overrated Jennifer Lawrence that some serious acting lessons couldn't improve. The rest of the actors are pretty much on their own.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

November 20, 2012
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Lawrence's bold performance and her fearlessly sexual character are more than Russell knows how to harness.

Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 21, 2012
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

While one respects the film for trying to juggle disparate tones, it never manages to find the proper balance.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: C

November 21, 2012
Emma Myers
Film Comment Magazine

But Silver Linings Playbook never induces a roll of the eyes, even if it never really surprises.

Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine

November 5, 2013
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

One of the most pleasurably offbeat experiences since the Philadelphia Eagles last enjoyed a winning season.

Full Review Source: The Patriot Ledger | Original Score: A-

May 13, 2013
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