• 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

Bob Mondello
NPR.org
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Writer-director Russell is just the guy to bring out (and then calm) the manic dysfunction in these folks.

Full Review Source: NPR.org

January 22, 2013
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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It's a rom-com that succeeds in revitalizing that discredited genre where so many others have failed, injecting it with the grit and emotion of realist drama rather than with amped-up whimsy or social satire or montages of people walking on the beach.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

January 4, 2013
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Silver Linings Playbook tells us that happily-ever-after may depend on finding people who coexist with our lunacy, not ones who can lead us out of it. In any case, it's crazy good.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

January 4, 2013
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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A crazy beaut of a comedy that brims with generosity and manages to circumvent predictability at every turn.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

January 4, 2013
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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An edgy romantic dramedy that suits our anxious times.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News

November 21, 2012
Ricardo Baca
Denver Post
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This meaningful film keeps the laughs, giddy anxiousness and warm butterflies from the trailer and sustains it all through two full hours of a love story.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 4/4

November 21, 2012
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Lawrence, in her most high-low, sad-comic turn yet, is remarkable.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B

November 21, 2012
Tom Long
Detroit News
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It shouldn't work - there's just too much going on. But it does. Spectacularly. Go see it.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: A

November 21, 2012
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
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Just about everybody in the cast of David O. Russell's strange and disturbing and deeply romantic new film has the chance to act with a capital A.

Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

November 21, 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
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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For a movie that seems at times to have no idea what it's trying to do, "Silver Linings Playbook" is compulsively watchable.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4.5/5

November 20, 2012
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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Sharp of tongue, generous of spirit, Silver Linings Playbook is a jagged, loopy romantic comedy about "crazy" people that insists, deep down, we're all a little nuts.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: A

November 20, 2012
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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"The Silver Linings Playbook" defies categorization: it's both comedy and drama, without fitting neatly into either genre.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 20, 2012
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Going deep without resorting to trick plays, the sure-handed "Silver Linings Playbook" scores on every possession.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 4/4

November 20, 2012
Rafer Guzman
Newsday
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Some movies are so likable, so naturally charming, that you'll forgive any dopey idea they throw at you.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

November 20, 2012
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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David O. Russell has pulled off a tricky feat here, finding just the right tone in crafting a romantic comedy whose sweethearts suffer from bipolar disorder and depression.

Full Review Source: Associated Press | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 20, 2012
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Silver Linings Playbook isn't perfect - the ending is untidy - but it may just be the year's best comedy.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 20, 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
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Tinged with shadows and ignited by Lawrence and Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook raises the bar on romantic comedy. It's crazy good.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 19, 2012
Dana Stevens
Slate
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It's lopsided and spotty, but it's alive in a way that suddenly makes you remember to what degree most Hollywood movies aren't.

Full Review Source: Slate

November 18, 2012
Christopher Orr
The Atlantic
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With Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell has again recalibrated, and achieved the quirky yet poignant balance of his best early work.

Full Review Source: The Atlantic

November 16, 2012
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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It's Lawrence who knocked me sideways. I loved her in Winter's Bone and The Hunger Games but she's very young - I didn't think she had this kind of deep-toned, layered weirdness in her.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

November 16, 2012
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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David O. Russell returns to his distinctive brand of neurotic screwball comedy, and like his early features Spanking the Monkey and Flirting With Disaster, this one somersaults giddily from sanity to insanity to sanity again.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

November 16, 2012
Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
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'Silver Linings Playbook' is fun, sharp and sometimes moving, but it's not reinventing any kind of wheel.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 16, 2012
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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A determinedly offbeat romance and rather knowing portrait of self-destructive behavior.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 16, 2012
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Because of Lawrence, I just can't write off this movie.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

November 16, 2012
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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Would that every feel-good movie came by its good feelings so honestly.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 16, 2012
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
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Silver Linings is consistently entertaining, with its scrappy, well-drawn characters, offbeat humor and indefatigable positive outlook.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

November 15, 2012
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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The movie doesn't break any thematic ground, and in other hands this same material might have made for an insufferable Katherine Heigl vehicle. But Russell and his cast make it sing - and soar, too.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 15, 2012
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Dramatic, emotional, even heartbreaking, as well as wickedly funny, it has the gift of going its own way, a complete success from a singular talent.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 5/5

November 15, 2012
Stephanie Zacharek
NPR
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Cooper's performance meets Lawrence's, beautifully, halfway.

Full Review Source: NPR

November 15, 2012
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Everything comes together brilliantly in "Silver Linings Playbook"-for the film's crazed but uncrazy lovers; for the filmmaker, David O. Russell, and best of all for lucky us.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

November 15, 2012
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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No matter how grim it's looking for certain kinds of laughter, as long as there's David O. Russell, things will be OK.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 15, 2012
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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"Silver Linings Playbook," the exuberant new movie from David O. Russell, does almost everything right.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 5/5

November 15, 2012
Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times
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It's clever and cute and never lets you forget it, winning in spite of how much it insists on it.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: B

November 15, 2012
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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I say good for Russell for risking a protagonist who requires some patience and forgiveness.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 15, 2012
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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It's the perfect material for Russell, who not only deals perceptively with the dizzying swings of manic depression, but makes it the fabric of a big, generous, happy-making ensemble comedy.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B+

November 15, 2012
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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"Silver Linings Playbook" is so good, it could almost be a terrific old classic.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 15, 2012
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
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Russell pitches the action at a manic, screwball pace, and the cast is more than up to the task, with Cooper and Lawrence attracting and repelling each other with equal dynamism.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

November 14, 2012
Randy Myers
San Jose Mercury News
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"Playbook" walks a tightrope in how it portrays mental illness -- deriving humor out of its characters' actions while demonstrating just how deep-rooted their problems are.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 14, 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
Cath Clarke
Time Out
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The acting is sparky and intelligent, with Cooper proving there's more to him than flashy good looks. As for Lawrence, she acts every role like there's a soulful storm raging inside of her.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

November 13, 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
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Silver Linings Playbook is a quirky adult romantic comedy that goes beyond the standard rhythms of the genre.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 13, 2012
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Silver Linings Playbook is a neurotic ode to family dysfunction and accepting the universal screwup in all of us, which is to say it's maybe the most heartwarming movie you'll ever see about bipolarity.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

November 13, 2012
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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A head-spinning wonder of a movie about love and pain, reclamation and the totemic power of a National Football League franchise.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 4/4

November 2, 2012
Laremy Legel
Film.com
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With great pacing, a great sense of the moment and some of the most entertaining one-liners you'll find this side of a Coen brothers' film, there's much to like about Silver Linings Playbook.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: A

September 18, 2012
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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The performances of these actors are reason enough to go.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

September 12, 2012
David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
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Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence expand their range in David O. Russell's winning comedy romance about two people struggling to rebuild their lives.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

September 10, 2012
Justin Chang
Variety
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In a script that never lapses into mundane or uninteresting language, the scenes between Pat and Tiffany are sculpted with an almost David Mamet-like sharpness.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 10, 2012
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