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Noel Murray
The Dissolve
April 6, 2015
It's like a catalog of everything Crowe had to offer back in the early 1990s, from detailed evocations of place and time to the characters' pronouncements about popular culture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
May 19, 2014
This is one happy-ending romance that doesn't feel forced. You can't help getting into the spirit of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Terrence Rafferty
New Yorker
May 19, 2014
This is romantic comedy of the wispiest kind, but the picture is generous, graceful, and consistently funny.
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Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times
May 19, 2014
There's a genial untidiness about Singles, but it's unified by Crowe's affection for his characters, and by the terrific Paul Westerberg music track, which plays like a pulse-beat to these people's lives.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2014
There is something new here, and very fresh.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
May 19, 2014
Crowe doesn't add much to the general discussion, but he's assembled an attractive cast and seems to have a genuine affection for the young people on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 19, 2014
Crowe's movie is like a great record album: the songs connect, and the people connect, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun
May 19, 2014
Infernally precious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

People Magazine
May 19, 2014
Crowe's script relies for humor on such puerile notions as the supposed similarity between the words Spam and sperm, and such dullard's epigrams as "It's better to be the dumper than the dumpee."
Alan Jones
Radio Times
May 19, 2014
Crowe's greatest strength is the way he focuses on those smaller moments in life that are rarely reflected in movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bill von Maurer
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
May 19, 2014
No matter your age, you will warm to the young men and women in Singles who are striving to find their balance in the pleasant ambiance of Seattle.

Total Film
August 20, 2010
Nobody's saying it's perfect, but it is hugely entertaining, a warm-yet-honest look at sex, love and relationships set against the growth of Seattle's grunge scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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TIME Magazine
August 20, 2010
Singles may aspire to be a Big Chill from Seattle, but it is really a fizzled St. Elmo's Fire with rowdier music.

Film4
August 20, 2010
The film is stirred with humour and affection while achieving a pleasing blend of the city's café and grunge cultures.

TV Guide
August 20, 2010
Funny and well-observed and, most notably, plays to its audience's intelligence rather than its libido.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
August 20, 2010
So lightweight that you're likely to start forgetting it before it's even over.
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
There's no shortage of tender moments in this comedy, and former rock journalist Cameron Crowe cleverly transforms 'real' problems into crackerjack material.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
October 31, 2007
Crowe has created a smart, rumpled world where real people relate to each other about real feelings, using real words.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Colette Maude
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Crowe suffuses the film with tender humour and affection as the characters, most of them living in the same apartment block, swap stories, ponder sexual come-ons where none exist, and remain resolute in the face of emotional horrors.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 29, 2004
Watch for endless cameos and stars who would later go on to much higher heights.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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