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Definitely, Maybe Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
February 14, 2008
Three movies' worth of rom-com cliches stuffed into one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 13, 2008
[Adam] Brooks' movie has romantic ambition, something lacking in Hollywood romantic comedies of late. But he has made a slow-footed, long-winded comedy with more grins than laughs, an arm's-length romance with a real eye-roller of an ending.
| Original Score: 3/5
February 13, 2008
This movie has little grasp of how human beings actually behave. And I don't mean maybe.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
February 15, 2008
Everything feels derivative and nothing rings true -- it's The Way We Weren't.
September 8, 2009
This is straight-up young people whining about their relationships.
| Original Score: B-
Edward Douglas
February 11, 2008
If Brooks' attempts to replicate the magic of About a Boy weren't obvious by the end credits, the Badly Drawn Boy song will drive the point home.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
February 13, 2008
All the performances are fine, yet they're fine mainly because there's almost nothing in the script to severely botch, so safe, rote, and mildly soporific are the proceedings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
July 22, 2008
All of the romantic scenes work here, but anytime it switched gears and started focusing on the politics, it lost me.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
February 25, 2008
Sweet, charming...and not particularly funny for even a moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
February 15, 2008
Will's eventual fate is of academic interest only. Definitely, maybe? Who cares?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Marder
February 15, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 15, 2008
This highly uneven comedy by writer-director Adam Brooks might be easier to take if it were less infatuated with its own cuteness.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
September 16, 2008
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Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Ferraro
Film Threat
February 16, 2008
Definitely, Maybe is an explosion of sweetness and hugs that might cause your stomach to churn if you don't like your sentimentality too strong.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
February 14, 2008
It feels overworked at times, a gimmick saved largely by chemistry. But it's also sweet and sour in the best ways...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 17, 2008
When it comes to recent romantic comedies, you could do much worse.
Full Review | Original Score: C
David N. Butterworth
January 24, 2008
Adam Brooks's traditional rom-com isn't going to win any awards but it's easy on the brain as well as on the eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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John Anderson
Washington Post
February 14, 2008
Releasing a movie on Valentine's Day can mean only one thing and, yes, Definitely, Maybe has it in big fragrant bouquets. Love, heartache and dollops of schmaltz.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
February 14, 2008
It is, I suppose, a premise, of sorts, but as writer-director Adam Brooks's Definitely, Maybe galumphs along, it is not a particularly romantic or comedic one.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
February 14, 2008
To sum up, Definitely, Maybe is crap with compensations.
| Original Score: 2/4
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