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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 18, 2008
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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
October 18, 2008
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
June 13, 2008
The story of a man (Aaron Eckhart) grappling with middle-age ennui at work and at home feels done to death, as does the distracting addition of a spunky rich-kid high schooler.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Julia Wallace
L.A. Weekly
June 12, 2008
It tries hard to mimic the arch tone of the best suburban tragicomedies (American Beauty, et al.), but a surfeit of stock characters, double-wide plot holes and heavy-handed symbolism ruins the effect.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
May 12, 2008
This movie never should have seen the light of day.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
May 9, 2008
Male midlife crisis presents as pathological self-loathing in Meet Bill, an imperative to which the only sane response is: No thanks.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Loren Lankford
Entertainment Weekly
May 7, 2008
Even a hilarious turn by Kristen Wiig as the owner of a doughnut company can't save this clichéd, meandering story from playing like American Beauty lite.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
April 3, 2008
Meet Bill misfires on multiple levels, but its foremost mistake is focusing on a sad-sack underachiever. Bill doesn't believe in himself, so why should we?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
September 17, 2007
When all is said and done, Bill is let down by Bill.
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Eddie Cockrell
Variety
September 14, 2007
Husband-and-wife helmers Melisa Wallack and Bernie Goldmann make all the wrong choices, from the grimacing they've encouraged their large (and largely wasted) cast to indulge in, to the musical riffs that signal each and every dramatic beat.