500 Days of Summer Reviews

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August 30, 2018
This is a film which tries so hard to be fresh and different it loses sight of the bigger picture, is just kind of empty somehow, and rather beefs up the 'rom' and the heartache at the expense of the 'com.'
January 17, 2018
The principals perform their roles nicely, but there really isn't much for them to do. Undoubtedly, the age gap has influenced my negative response.
August 17, 2017
By the 501st day, it's hard to muster much sympathy for either Tom or Summer. Thank goodness it's not called 1,000 Days of Summer.
February 10, 2014
Forcedly cute, clumsily mechanical, overdetermined, and undernourished, this ostensibly soulful romance is a plastic void.
July 21, 2012
Tom and Summer may not be the most emotionally stable people on the planet, and if they were my friends, I'd have little sympathy for them.
February 10, 2010
Gimmicky love story that's not saved by its bittersweet ending. Acting is more than just cooing with your eyes. It seemed like 500 days allright. Paul Chambers, CNN.
December 7, 2009
A kind of Woody Allen comedy but without the jokes. Lots of cultural signifiers to make ivy league couples on a date feel at home, but totally lacking in substance.
December 6, 2009
The film revels in the hip witticisms that swim mostly inside a writer's head but never come forth in the real world with the timing and execution seen here.
September 20, 2009
a nicely played but all-too-preciously eccentric romance
September 17, 2009
500 Days of Summer never quite convinces, despite the charm of the leads. This is wannabe indie, and these two Hollywood names are too 'big' to play beautiful nobodies navigating a heart-wrenching misunderstanding.
September 7, 2009
Too timid to be truly cynical about love and too eager for box-office success to try to be a really new kind of romantic comedy, the film fails the ultimate romantic-comedy test: not only does it lack enough laughs, but you're never emotionally involved.
September 4, 2009
A new take on romantic comedy that doesn't quite live up to its ambitions.
September 4, 2009
Despite clever moments and Hornbyesque touches of melancholy, it's let down by sitcom cliches, and by being weirdly incurious about the inner life of its female lead.
September 4, 2009
I've read somewhere that (500) Days of Summer is being called the Annie Hall de nos jours; that's a slur on a great movie, not to say on nos jours.
September 3, 2009
The Fox Searchlight house style perfected and taken to the brink of self-parody.
August 25, 2009
The couple's fluctuations between amorous rapture and wounding are matched by the film's own seesaw of poignancy and irritation
August 20, 2009
Awkward offbeat summer to autumn romance.
August 17, 2009
Deschanel never won me over but Gordon-Levitt's star continues to rise
August 12, 2009
The independent film 500 Days of Summer is as refreshing as hot air. It's as formulaic and calculating as the Hallmark greeting cards to which it feigns superiority.
July 31, 2009
Sometimes love is a battlefield; but in (500) Days of Summer it's a pillow fight in which the Posturepedic puffballs have more personality than the protagonists.
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