Thanks For Sharing Reviews

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
October 18, 2013
Thanks for Sharing might best be described as being like Steve McQueen's sex-addiction drama, Shame, if it were rewritten by Neil Simon at his most schmaltzy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
October 17, 2013
It's frankly exhausting to keep up with these neurotic over-sharers, who are neither serious enough to care about nor humorous enough to laugh at.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
October 3, 2013
At least most of the cast is appealing, with Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Gad, and Alecia Moore (better known as pop singer Pink) delivering the uninspired dialogue with relative finesse.
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
September 30, 2013
Be warned: viewers may experience a violent urge to shake the characters, one by one, and tell them to get a life.
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
September 21, 2013
After the bleak brilliance of 'Shame,' this is an almost sunny look at sexual addiction. Almost.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
September 20, 2013
Thanks for Sharing is never quite crazy or funny enough to transcend its "disease-of-month" template.
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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times
September 20, 2013
First-time director Blumberg does a fine job and makes some brave choices.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Debruge
Variety
September 20, 2013
This feel-good look at a condition many refuse to acknowledge as a disease skips the self-pity and gets right to the heart of the issue: namely, the very real problems sex addicts have in creating interpersonal relationships.
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
September 20, 2013
Most of all, there's Ruffalo, who in his scenes with a very good Gwyneth Paltrow, plays a man who, with heartbreaking vulnerability, is straining to normalize himself. It's a major performance in a minor movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register
September 20, 2013
The arduous trail to recovery from sex addiction gets cushioned with soap opera suds and romantic comedy shtick in Thanks for Sharing.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
September 20, 2013
This comedy is cringe-inducingly lame and the dramatic turns are visible as far in advance as utility poles on the prairie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Tom Long
Detroit News
September 20, 2013
Blumberg juggles comedy and drama here before going predictably dark (as addict tales tend to do), but he's more circling his subject than nailing it down.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
September 19, 2013
"Thanks for Sharing" has several nice moments and understated insights, but it never quite gets to the heart of its subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
September 19, 2013
A well-meaning, sporadically entertaining and ultimately formulaic look at the struggles of a group of recovering sex addicts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
September 19, 2013
Most ... of the movie never transcends a screenwriting formula that makes you uncomfortably aware of the machinery driving it all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
September 19, 2013
Wait, wasn't this supposed to be a comedy? Or, if it's a drama, shouldn't these characters be more developed? Doesn't Ruffalo deserve a better movie? Don't we? So many questions; so little to see.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
September 19, 2013
Though the film is tonally inconsistent, the overall empathy with which characters are presented, and some topnotch performances, help blunt the story's stumbling moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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September 19, 2013
Blumberg is an efficient, easygoing storyteller.
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
September 19, 2013
Blumberg's film spends its running time showing us that sexual addiction is a disease like any other, and it does a convincing job. It's elsewhere that the film falters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
September 19, 2013
"Thanks for Sharing" is what Variety would call a "twelve-stepper"-an engagingly didactic drama about addiction and recovery.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
September 19, 2013
The character arcs intersect so schematically that at times the film feels like a game of 12-step bingo.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
September 19, 2013
"Thanks for Sharing" ultimately feels empty. It doesn't share enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 19, 2013
Thanks for Sharing is an odd film: The sex-addict business is treated with an uncommon level of detail and honesty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
September 19, 2013
It's surprisingly wise, funny and affecting, thanks in part to a sensitive script, and in part to a strong ensemble cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
September 19, 2013
Thanks for Sharing is all over the place trying to find a tone, but it knows where its heart is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 19, 2013
"Thanks for Sharing" is redeemed by a reasonably honest script and strong performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Randy Myers
San Jose Mercury News
September 19, 2013
A movie about disease and addiction should be messy and unruly. And while it happens so quickly and piles on a lot of drama, it's essential for audiences to venture right into that horrible center.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
September 19, 2013
Solidly grounded performances from almost all the cast members wind up playing second fiddle to navel-gazing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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A.A. Dowd
AV Club
September 19, 2013
Works much better as an act of earnest education than as, well, comedy or drama.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
September 18, 2013
Substitute his sex addiction for, say, alcohol or cocaine, and it's a tale that's been told countless times.
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
September 18, 2013
It means well, but finally, it's a lighthearted film that is ultimately weakened by too much star wattage. Thanks For Sharing would have been better as a documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
September 18, 2013
I am powerless to control my addiction to this kind of talky, theatrical, pseudo-therapeutic picture, which doesn't mean - as with other kinds of addictions - that I'm entirely happy about it.
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Sam Adams
Time Out
September 17, 2013
Blumberg doesn't exempt his characters from responsibility, nor does he keep himself at arm's length. He's right there with them, one day at a time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Inkoo Kang
Village Voice
September 17, 2013
A winsome mix of funny, harrowing, and smart, it's most commendable for making characters who are addicted to bad behavior-and who refuse to blame themselves for it-somehow exceedingly sympathetic.
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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
September 16, 2013
A compassionate and frequently funny look at sex addiction that rolls out too many pat developments to muster much depth.
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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
September 12, 2013
This tone-deaf misfire can't decide whether it wants to be a broad comedy doling out raunchy slapstick laughs or a serious drama about our porn-saturated age of sensory overload.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Laremy Legel
Film.com
September 12, 2012
The film can't quite find its footing as either a drama or a comedy, and near the end it's actively sliding off the rails.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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September 10, 2012
I was pleasantly surprised.