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
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
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
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
Ben Rawson-Jones
Sky Movies
July 24, 2009
The Proposal is not a marriage made in heaven by any means, but the eventual charm of the leads and a gag-packed second half manage to salvage the movie from inauspicious beginnings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
July 24, 2009
Ultimately, there is something refreshing about The Proposal's undemanding humour and unabashed feel-good factor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kate Stables
Total Film
July 24, 2009
A pedigree cast, fun premise and punchy dialogue make Bullock's return to romantic comedy look a great catch, and Reynolds is sharper than a diamond solitaire. Pity, then, that its penchant for sentimentality makes it miss congeniality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Thompson
Heart 106.2
July 24, 2009
The Proposal might not be ground breaking stuff, but it's a delightful and very enjoyable distraction that will lift your spirits.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Mark Adams
Sunday Mirror [UK]
July 24, 2009
Ignore the underlying fact that The Proposal is one big cliché of a movie and relish Bullock's ability to handle slapstick comedy as well as the smart line delivery.

Irish Times
July 24, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
July 24, 2009
Enjoyable romcom that succeeds thanks to the chemistry and comic timing of its two leads, but it's also formulaic, completely predictable and nowhere near as funny as it thinks it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Grant Lauchlan
Daily Record [UK]
July 24, 2009
For better or for worse, this could be a hot contender for the best romcom of the year. Might not be the most original, but it's certainly the most consistently funny and well played.
| Original Score: 4/5

Sunday Mail [UK]
July 24, 2009
Sandra Bullock's performance alone deserves to give the star her first big comedy success since Miss Congeniality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
July 17, 2009
Bullock and Reynolds ... end up elevating The Proposal, turning something old into something (almost) new, something borrowed into something cute.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 14, 2009
The Proposal feels both new and familiar. It's new, in that it doesn't obey a lot of rules of romantic comedies, while not breaking with tradition, and familiar in that it is reminiscent of some of the best romantic comedies without seeming too derivativ
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Stephen Silver
The Trend
June 30, 2009
It breaks no new ground, is predictable at every turn, and no one will remember a thing about it a week after they see it. All that said, The Proposal is above-average.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
June 25, 2009
... a cookie-cutter rom-com, but despite my critical instincts screaming at me that I didn't need these empty calories, I was eating the whole cookie and liking it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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