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The Proposal Reviews

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Neil Pond
American Profile
September 29, 2011
A fresh twist to a proposal that starts out as all business but becomes something warmer and fuzzier before it's over.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 24, 2011
The comedy is some good moments, and the chemistry between Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds is strong, but it's too cute and predictable
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Perri Nemiroff
CinemaBlend.com
August 14, 2010
Simple and clichéd, yet refreshing. As long as you're hell-bent on seeing a romantic comedy, The Proposal will deliver.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
December 17, 2009
annoyingly predictable and barely watchable piece of Hollywood routine
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
November 2, 2009
It's not awful, certainly not memorable and - despite the words of at least one quote whore - it's not "the year's best comedy."
| Original Score: 69/100
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
October 31, 2009
a morass of clichés
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
October 30, 2009
Tailored to fit Sandra Bullock more snugly than the antique wedding gown altered for the star during the final act, the film begins to fall apart at the seams after its focus wanders from its promising screwball premise...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
October 20, 2009
Bullock is totally at home in this territory, and she remains fun to watch, but I do wish she would get stronger, possibly more original comedic material.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 16, 2009
Unfortunately, this winning team is stuck in a dumb vehicle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
October 10, 2009
The Proposal doesn't blaze any new ground, but it doesn't raze any old ground either. It's a solid, old-fashioned romantic comedy that's more interested in the romance than in being silly or raunchy. These days, that's refreshing enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
September 10, 2009
It's obviously formula stuff, and follows that formula so earnestly that at points you'll wince more than swoon (why does every big proclamation of love in the final scenes need to be made in public?).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
August 31, 2009
There is something to be said for such a relentlessly by-the-numbers chick flick programmer that is nonetheless a breezily enjoyable sit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
August 3, 2009
I was engaged by the fiery chemistry between Bullock and Reynolds.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anders Wotzke
Moviedex
July 30, 2009
A mildly enjoyed engagement that simply wasn't meant to last.
| Original Score: 3/5
Cosmo Landesman
Sunday Times (UK)
July 28, 2009
The sight of Bullock doing a rap dance with granny in the woods is a traumatising experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
July 28, 2009
This is familiar territory crudely traversed.
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
July 28, 2009
It is contrived and predictable, squandering the chemistry between co-stars Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds as it creates lazy escapist entertainment that is forgotten as soon as the end credits have rolled.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Victor Olliver
Teletext
July 26, 2009
At the Sandra Bullock Movie Factory, a Hunky Co-Star Assembly Line rivets a new head on a standard male muscular body per SB pic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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David Jenkins
Time Out
July 24, 2009
They may as well have called this one 'Mis-Matched Sham Wedding Comedy #57513' for all the effort it makes to shake new life out of a tattered genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anton Bitel
Film4
July 24, 2009
Despite some fine performances and pretty scenery, The Proposal is predictable yet incredible, and devoid of any consistent tone. Better call off that wedding.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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