The Proposal Reviews

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November 17, 2011
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.
July 24, 2009
One minute you're watching a 21st-century remake of His Girl Friday, the next you're having to endure some awful, dumbed-down "women's picture". Bullock deserves better.
July 24, 2009
Sandra Bullock is teamed up with Ryan Reynolds, and each star's face has a waxy immobility that has nothing to do with Botox; the pure awfulness of the script has paralysed their facial muscles.
July 24, 2009
This turns out to be another bad choice for Bullock who, without playing badly, sinks in the general morass.
June 22, 2009
Sloppy and lazy.
June 22, 2009
Believability really goes out the window here.
June 21, 2009
As one embarrassing scene follows another, The Proposal accumulates so many bad vibes that it becomes grimly compelling.
June 19, 2009
Instead of being about dinosaurs and time warps, it's about gags that were old when dinosaurs ruled the earth.
June 19, 2009
Thanks to casting and chemistry, this is the first great romantic comedy of the summer.
June 19, 2009
It's impossible to guess why Bullock was ever attracted to this insulting role, and the eternally confident Reynolds is miscast as a young, bullied underling.
June 19, 2009
Shamelessly derivative, contrived and predictable, The Proposal is nonetheless a crowd-pleasing romantic comedy.
June 19, 2009
A mostly harmless, completely unsurprising romantic comedy.
June 19, 2009
The Proposal is just a good old-fashioned romance, one in which people actually bring out the best in one another rather than the worst. How novel is that?
June 19, 2009
A romantic comedy doesn't need to be original to be enjoyable, and yet The Proposal still falls way too short of the mark.
June 19, 2009
It isn't a film with a lot of big guffaws, but I smiled through most of it.
June 19, 2009
Like most Hollywood romantic comedies these days, The Proposal is all about bringing a woman to her knees.
June 19, 2009
Onscreen chemistry is an elusive notion but you know it when you see it, and Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds definitely have it in The Proposal.
June 19, 2009
A straight-ahead romantic comedy that relies on the considerable charms of its stars, The Proposal feels so comfortable and familiar you might feel like you've seen it before.
June 19, 2009
The script encases Margaret in rusted defenses from which it can't free her without awkward leaps and cheats.
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