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What Love Is Reviews

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
October 22, 2007
Graphic-yet-boring rom-com.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 2, 2007
Shrill, abrasive, cartoonishly over-the-top and badly titled.
Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle
March 23, 2007
In its own peculiar way, What Love Is is a testament to the redemptive power of words. Thankfully, Callahan knows to keep it short and sweet, lest his audience go mad from the noise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ted Fry
Seattle Times
March 23, 2007
It could be that What Love Is is what lovers of either gender can like, thanks to equal parts misogynistic machismo and locker-room girl talk, all of it tied together with just a little bit of cozy romantic reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
March 23, 2007
Gooding is solid in the leading-man role. He has some of the best lines, and he's pretty much the only character you could stand to hang out with in real life.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
March 23, 2007
Now and then there is something strangely right about films this defiantly wrongheaded, but What Love Is never rises above the leaden, overbearing qualities of Callahan's dialogue and staging.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Paige Wiser
Chicago Sun-Times
March 23, 2007
What Love Is overflows with mind-numbing patter, bizarrely delivered with the arch formality of David Mamet, with the net effect of being yelled at for no reason.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
March 23, 2007
Romantic comedies should never be this exhausting.
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Peter Debruge
Variety
March 23, 2007
Shot on HD over the course of a week, calling-card pic looks and sounds like an Off Off Broadway play.
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Hollywood Reporter
March 23, 2007
Someone tell writer-director Mars Callahan what a movie is.
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
March 22, 2007
A shrill cacophony of puerile clichés about men and women and sex, delivered in adrenaline-driven harangues and arrogant lectures. When the stage clears, all that's left is the unpleasant odor of all that hot air.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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James C. Taylor
L.A. Weekly
March 22, 2007
The level of insight in this romantic comedy's dialogue makes the oeuvre of Ed Burns look like Racine.
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
March 18, 2007
Too wordy frozen stage play with Matt Lillard a spitting, screaming, out-of-control embarrassment.
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