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Someone Like You Reviews

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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
It's neither clever nor that funny, the starry cast is underused, and the potential for a much wittier script never fulfilled.
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Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
March 30, 2001
A little lifeless.
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Doug Knoop
Seattle Times
March 30, 2001
Ashley Judd tries to make Jane interesting, but seems to be longing for some decent situations and dialogue -- and no bull.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
March 30, 2001
A romantic comedy with insights into sex and relationships that are old and obvious.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 30, 2001
Refreshingly funny.
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John Anderson
Newsday
March 30, 2001
All over the place, and seems to have been made by embittered married people.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
March 30, 2001
Elizabeth Chandler's script has, by my count, exactly one sort-of-funny line and not a single scene whose comic possibilities are successfully exploited.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
March 30, 2001
Bland, predictable, sitcom-esque.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
March 30, 2001
Smart, amiable and well-paced.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
March 30, 2001
Uncommonly flat and uninteresting.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
March 30, 2001
The smartest cinematic take on he/she in memory.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
March 30, 2001
Stars Ashley Judd, Greg Kinnear, Hugh Jackman and director Tony Goldwyn are probably all hoping that with a title so blandly nondescriptive, no one will see it, and promising careers will be left unblemished.
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
March 30, 2001
The film, whose forgettable title is a good indication of its originality, is little more than a collection of Judd's excessive facial expressions and body movements.
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Paul Tatara
CNN.com
March 30, 2001
An enjoyable pastry of a film that, for the first time in years, shows off Judd's considerable talents to full effect.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 30, 2001
A pretty lame premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
March 29, 2001
Forgettable affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
March 29, 2001
Someone Like You hammers so hard at its cutesy premise of animal-mating-ritual theories that it fairly numbs you.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
March 29, 2001
This may be a 'chick flick' or, I suppose, a 'cow flick.' But I'd like to know what 'bull' can resist that.
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
March 29, 2001
There's nothing else about Someone Like You to separate it from the herd.
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Sara Wildberger
Miami Herald
March 29, 2001
An oddly flat, quirky romantic comedy.
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Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
March 29, 2001
Isn't exactly a great date movie unless you like to argue afterward.
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Sean P. Means
Film.com
March 29, 2001
Boring and safe.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
March 29, 2001
The very definition of innocuous.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
March 29, 2001
It seemed over-slick, artificial, unpleasantly self-congratulatory -- a pseudo-Nora Ephron yarn set in the SoHo-Greenwich Village area. More damagingly, it's not very funny.
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 29, 2001
Definitely likeable.
| Original Score: B-
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
March 27, 2001
A particularly shallow dissection of single-woman blues.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
March 27, 2001
Someone Like You could probably be charitably characterized as 'cute,' but there's such a lack of direction and energy that it could also be described as 'sleep inducing.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
March 26, 2001
The filmmakers seem to be feeling their way toward a contemporary slant on romance but wind up taking refuge in old-fashioned cliches and trite plot twists.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
March 22, 2001
An appealingly quirky love story.
| Original Score: 4/5