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Something Borrowed Reviews

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Kimber Myers
The Playlist
August 15, 2013
From its empty soul to its poorly framed shots ready for pan-and-scan conversion, Something Borrowed seems primed to play on Saturday afternoons on E!, sandwiched between reruns of Keeping Up with the Kardashians...
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Francesca Steele
Sky Movies
May 10, 2011
Hudson cements her talent for playing someone we are clearly intended to tolerate just because she's good at getting a party going.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Grae Drake
Movies.com
May 13, 2011
I was grasping at straws to find anyone in the film that acted like a normal human being with a moral center.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Joshua Blackman
FILMINK (Australia)
May 2, 2011
While the screenplay reveals surprising nuance and there are standout performances, this too often succumbs to the schmaltzy tropes of the genre.
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Jody Mitori
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 6, 2011
A predictable romantic comedy with cookie-cutter characters - the nerdy professional with a mean-girl best friend, both vying for a stoic lawyer who secretly wants to be a teacher.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Shaun Munro
What Culture
December 31, 2011
No romantic drama has ever been so misguided and eager for you to root against its characters. This tacky, morally abhorrent film is unbearable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
May 9, 2011
A quickly-paced melodrama with a good cast and not really much else.
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
May 6, 2011
Would be wholly unbearable if it weren't for Krasinski, who is on the scene with his goofy, bulbous nose and perfect comedic timing to partially redeem the almost unwatchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com
May 5, 2011
There's not much to say about Something Borrowed that you couldn't read in a hundred different reviews about a hundred different romantic comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
May 4, 2011
Hints at a moral complexity beyond typical rom-com fare but ends up retreating into glossy, unpleasant superficiality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 12, 2013
Chemistry-free casting (Ginnifer Goodwin and John Krasinski) and a flawed premise, not the recipe for a great romance
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Sam Adams
Time Out
May 3, 2011
Something Borrowed never quite comes to terms with the fact that its object of desire is, well, a colossal p----.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
May 6, 2011
...chances are your real friends are smarter, and more interesting and they almost certainly say funnier things.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
May 13, 2011
As a wedding drama which feels like we've seen it 1,000 times before, Something Borrowed certainly lives up to the 'seen-it-all-before' title.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
May 5, 2011
All of the characters are treated sincerely and played in a straightforward style. It's just that we don't love them enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
May 5, 2011
A successful romantic comedy should offer breezy wish fulfillment as sweet and airy as cotton candy. Something Borrowed is overlong and at times tedious; the taste is gritty and lingers unpleasantly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
May 6, 2011
The movie strains far too hard to make what Rachel and Dex have done all right, as if their guilty anguish - and the movie's saccharine score - frees us to root for them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
May 13, 2011
It should have borrowed some charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
May 5, 2011
There is not a whole lot to love about this supposed romantic comedy and thus it is not worth the ticket price, wait for the DVD!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
May 2, 2011
Something blue as well as this wedding party has enough unlikable characters to put anyone into a funk.
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