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A.C.O.D. Reviews

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Dan Schindel
Movie Mezzanine
April 8, 2014
Ephemeral as a Snapchat message.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Kristy Puchko
CinemaBlend.com
October 3, 2013
It's downright criminal that Zicherman had the cast he did, stacked with stars from Parks and Recreation, Best In Show, Step Brothers, The Office and Party Down, and yet the result is as flaccid and stale as this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Sam Weisberg
Village Voice
October 1, 2013
Zicherman should have trusted his dark instincts; he did too much micromanaging of his own.
Ben Kendrick
ScreenRant
October 18, 2013
In spite of good intentions, A.C.O.D. fails to capitalize on its compelling 'Adult Children of Divorce' platform to present viewers with equally captivating insights.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader
October 11, 2013
The film is too broad to be discerning, but there are a few laughs here and there, thanks to a solid comedic ensemble.
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A.A. Dowd
AV Club
October 3, 2013
It's too broad to qualify as incisive, too mild to rise above the level of amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Sam Adams
Time Out
October 1, 2013
Too sluggish for farce and too glib for a trenchant social satire, A.C.O.D. is several sessions short of a breakthrough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ed Gibbs
Guardian
January 30, 2013
Stu Zicherman's amusing but formulaic man-in-crisis comedy has neither a fully realised protagonist nor a clear message.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Pete Hammond
Movieline
October 11, 2013
I really wanted to like this film because its cast is generally terrific in everything they do , but only Richard Jenkins and Catherine O'Hara really stand out here. A near-miss and sadly blah comedy that should have been smarter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
October 2, 2013
This is the sort of movie you watch on a long flight because you like at least one of the cast members, and you laugh a few times, and then you forget that you ever saw it.
Tim Grierson
Screen International
January 24, 2013
A.C.O.D.'s smooth establishment of its sharp, funny characters can't sustain the film's momentum.
Robert Levin
amNewYork
October 4, 2013
The screenplay simply doesn't provide enough reasons to feel bad for Adam Scott's Carter amid his personal crisis.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
October 15, 2013
Promising premise goes nowhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 17, 2013
N.O.
| Original Score: 1/4
Genevieve Koski
The Dissolve
October 2, 2013
It's neither consistently funny nor poignant enough to make the most of its impressive cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anders Wright
San Diego Union-Tribune
October 18, 2013
It's often very funny, and tries to have some heart, too. But it doesn't straddle that line all too well ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
October 3, 2013
Mr. Zicherman needs a better crew, some time with the Criterion Collection and a fresher story, one perhaps not plucked from his own life.
| Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
October 17, 2013
Has a few moments that shine, but the rest is shockingly leaden and clumsy, feeling around for a heart it hasn't earned and for laughs that seldom arrive.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
October 4, 2013
[A] pointless, meaningless and witless comedy ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Geoff Berkshire
Variety
January 24, 2013
Carter's existential crisis simply isn't interesting enough to sustain the movie, even at a scant 87 minutes, no matter how likable the leading man.
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