Going the Distance - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Going the Distance Reviews

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Sean Burns
The Improper Bostonian
May 9, 2015
Barrymore carries the movie on a cloud of lusty giggles and F-bombs.
Chase Whale
Gordon and the Whale
November 8, 2013
If you've ever had an awkward sexual moment in your life (admit it, you have), this is the movie for you. If you've ever believed there can't be love without the comedy, this is the movie for you.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
October 13, 2013
Barrymore comfortably slips into more filthy talk and situations while bringing her innate sweetness and relatability.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
You sort of wind up rooting for them in spite of their characters being somewhat knuckleheadish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
March 9, 2011
Going the Distance is concocted from a familiar formula. It just happens to be a really good example of what can be done with it.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
January 8, 2011
Much like Drew Barrymore, [this film] is so intent on being cutesy and bubbly that it's nauseating...
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 20, 2010
...the pervasively affable atmosphere [is] heightened by the palpable chemistry between Long and Barrymore's respective characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
December 13, 2010
The combination of a very funny and a little bit raunchy rom-com with the plethora of extras make the package a must to rent or buy.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
December 2, 2010
Not a great film, but in a time when most romantic comedies are trite and predictable, this one at least tries to deal with an actual relationship hurdle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
December 1, 2010
...being different doesn't necessarily mean being better.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
October 25, 2010
Sex, drugs and F-bombs on the first date...ah, modern romance...
Full Review | Original Score: C
Amy Killin
Moviedex
October 24, 2010
An original film that gets it right when it comes to exploiting both love and laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 21, 2010
Going the Distance features the graduation of Justin Long from gawky supporting actor to gawky lead actor, and Drew Barrymore from cutesy rom-com star to cutesy rom-com star with a filthy mouth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
October 8, 2010
Burstein is a documentarian by training, and she milks an unforced honesty from the story.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
September 23, 2010
Foul-mouthed and funny, 'Going the Distance' is a youthful romance for grownups.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pamela Zoslov
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
September 20, 2010
Drew Barrymore and her boy toy try going bicoastal
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
September 20, 2010
What are we doing watching this manically dreary, physically nauseating date movie from hell?
September 16, 2010
If you're looking for a fun date movie with realistic characters you can genuinely root for, see this film. Best rom-com of the year? Quite likely.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
September 13, 2010
Feels too much like a shrugging shuffle around the bases. Scenes are overscored, there are more references to dicks than in a Judd Apatow boxset, and the story's too episodic, with little tension other than will-they-stay-together?
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
September 12, 2010
the sequences in which Barrymore and Long share screen time are not as good as when they're separated, which lets some of the air out of their romance
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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