Going the Distance - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Going the Distance Reviews

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Matthew Turner
September 8, 2010
Watchable romcom, enlivened by a frequently funny script and strong comic performances from a superb cast, though the script can't quite resolve the problems raised by real life long-distance relationships...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Marc Fennell
Channel 10 Australia
September 8, 2010
A raunchy rom-com that is surprisingly authentic in its emotions and hilariously obscene.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
September 7, 2010
Sometimes it's sweet, sometimes it's sappy, sometimes it's unbelievably raunchy and occasionally it's rather witty, but none of it melds together particularly well. Often, it's like watching five different movies crammed into one.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jackie K. Cooper
September 7, 2010
The movie doesn't know whether it wants to be sweet or dirty - Nora Ephron or Judd Apatow
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 7, 2010
Enjoyable, but good, not great.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Stephen Silver
The Trend
September 6, 2010
A charming, but ultimately forgettable romantic comedy. At least this time, there's no sperm donor involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cynthia Fuchs
September 5, 2010
Drew Barrymore and Christina Applegate are tremendously appealing: it's not long before you're wishing Going the Distance was about them.
Daniel M. Kimmel
New England Movies Weekly
September 4, 2010
...it doesn't treat its female lead as if she's an idiot whose professional success is simply proof how inadequate she is without a man.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
September 4, 2010
This is the best of the romantic comedy genre since '(500) Days of Summer.'
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Diana Saenger
September 4, 2010
Whoever thought they could mix gross toilet-humor and endless vulgarity with romance has done a big injustice to these otherwise likeable lead stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 4, 2010
It might not be particularly original, but this rom-com at least takes a fresh approach to the formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
September 3, 2010
An uneven, painfully contrived and uninspired romantic comedy that's low on laughs and chemistry while high on awkward dirty talk and unnecessary foul language.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.90/10
Dan Lybarger
MovieMaker Magazine
September 3, 2010
'Going the Distance' is an occasionally diverting look at long-distance relationships that takes a few too many shortcuts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
September 3, 2010
a crass excuse for a film
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
September 3, 2010
Edgy Barrymore romcom has lots of sex, language.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Stevens
E! Online
September 3, 2010
As a riotous comedy, Distance falls short, but it still racks up several miles for sweetness.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald
September 3, 2010
Romcom - like everything else in this text-happy society - is two words shortened and bonded together. If only the movie was chopped and shortened.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
September 3, 2010
All the bases seem to be covered, but none of them are particularly funny. At best you'll smile out loud.
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
September 3, 2010
Z-z-z-z-z-z-z, we must say.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
September 3, 2010
LaTulippe keeps things moving by maintaining the tension these two people, who seem to be perfect for each other, have in not wanting to choose between love and career, with them wisecracking,weeping and being blindsided by their emotional rollercoaster
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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