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The Oranges Reviews

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Guy Lodge
Time Out
December 4, 2012
The intervention of Tony Soprano, who lives not far away, is urgently called for.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
November 9, 2012
The Oranges does not taste freshly squeezed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
November 8, 2012
The leafy green trees evident everywhere in what purports to be New Jersey Christmas scenes aren't the only thing that feels off in the predictable domestic bedroom comedy The Oranges.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
October 5, 2012
You want something that plays a little sharper, and cuts a little deeper. You want something that demands more of its performers, and delivers more to its audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
October 5, 2012
You know the movie has an insurmountable problem when the two adulterers, who profess to be madly in love, don't even seem like they want to be in the same room.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 5, 2012
The Oranges displays an air of efficient economy. Nothing is messy, no beat too long, the actors hit their marks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
October 5, 2012
Less of a laugh riot than it should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 5, 2012
As a seven-year veteran of the New Jersey suburban experience, I can testify that it nails the milieu's specifics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
October 5, 2012
"The Oranges" hits and misses at random.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
October 4, 2012
Its concerns are not the usual movie concerns, and it takes what might have been a standard plot in some unexpected directions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 4, 2012
"The Oranges" is a watered-down dramedy with little sense of place - or human behavior.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
October 4, 2012
How could a movie starring Hugh Laurie, Oliver Platt, Allison Janney and Catherine Keener go so wrong?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
October 4, 2012
Flirting with farce, the film never gets out of comic first gear.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
October 4, 2012
Julian Farino ... [works] so hard to convince us of the Deep Inner Goodness of everyone involved.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
October 4, 2012
It's a familiar story made fresh by actors who know how to make each breath matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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October 4, 2012
What I liked was the movie's feel for the emotional mess and ambivalence of family ties, and its openness without hysteria to the fact that some of those ties might fray beyond repair.
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
October 4, 2012
When it's funny, it's laugh-out-loud funny, yet when the situation calls for groans of vicarious embarrassment, it provides them in spades.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
October 4, 2012
Laurie and Meester are both likable actors, and a good thing; otherwise the audience reaction would probably be something similar to that of their families.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
October 4, 2012
"The Oranges" is a pleasant little farce that never works up enough steam and that undercuts its players with thin writing and characterizations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
October 4, 2012
If you think you've seen this already, that's because you have.
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Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
October 4, 2012
Light as a feather, the movie is at times a modest pleasure, but inconsequential.
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Noel Murray
AV Club
October 4, 2012
The kind of open-ended, character-driven light melodrama that might've been better served as an HBO series.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
October 3, 2012
In the end, The Oranges does not quite deliver the goods.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Eric Hynes
Time Out
October 2, 2012
Oh, suburbia: how we love condescending to thee.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Chris Packham
Village Voice
October 2, 2012
Kind of like a takedown of the suburbs written by the people who designed the menu at Olive Garden: It's inoffensive, forgettable, and you don't actually have to chew anything.
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Laremy Legel
Film.com
September 24, 2012
Plays out like a bizarro rom-com, the music and tone indicating we should be cheering on a new couple while our sense of personal appropriateness nags at our rah-rah emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: B+