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Alex & Emma Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 8, 2012
The actors make this fun if you can overlook the ludicrous view of Jeremy Leven's screenplay concerning how novels are written and what publishers generally pay for them.

February 8, 2012
About as funny as root canal work and as romantic as a rainy fortnight in Wrexham. Rob Reiner should make a phone call to Christopher Guest a priority.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
September 9, 2010
Uninspired -- neither romantic nor comic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cole Smithey
June 2, 2009
"Alex & Emma" has a light tone of modernized '20s inflected comedy that Woody Allen would love to still be able to capture in his movies.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
No matter how hard Alex and Emma tries, it's still the same package but with new wrapping.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
What might have looked like a good idea on paper goes seriously awry in the screen treatment of this clunker from writer Jeremy Leven and director Rob Reiner.

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
A miserable failure on every count.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
December 13, 2004
What is unusual about the film is that we see both the real life of the characters, and scenes from the hero's novel.
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
September 20, 2004
Delves into ... all the odious cliches of the romantic comedy genre, but Reiner justifies it by laughing at the ridiculousness of his own story.
| Original Score: 3/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 2, 2004
Wilson is inert and lethargic... Instead of adding some comic energy and vitality to the proceedings, he seems to be sleepwalking through them.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
December 9, 2003
...sweet without being romantic, cute without being funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
September 24, 2003
Mesmo escrito sem maiores cuidados ou reflexões (assim como o livro de seu protagonista), o longa é ingênuo (no sentido positivo da palavra) o bastante para divertir por 90 minutos.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rachel Deahl
Pulse Weekly
August 13, 2003
The tepid lead characters, housed by actors who don't even share any chemistry, finally have nowhere to go in a film as flat as its interior dime-store novel.
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
July 20, 2003
Luke Wilson in another variation of "Pete."
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Kim Linekin
July 8, 2003
With its awkward blend of postmodern literary debate and formulaic romantic comedy, Alex and Emma has the unfortunate distinction of being too intellectual for stupid people and too stupid for intellectual people.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Paul Povse
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
July 8, 2003
Say, since Alex and Emma is supposed to be all about people of letters and the creative process, maybe somebody interested knows. Is lame-o all one word or hyphenated?
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
Cynthia Fuchs
July 7, 2003
After all this incoherent (and mostly unpredictable) excitement in its first six minutes, Reiner's romantic comedy descends almost immediately into foreseeable tedium
July 2, 2003
Seems to be a vanity vehicle for Kate Hudson. Think "Tracy Takes On," written by a big fan of Kate & Leopold who didn't want to seem too derivative.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/5
Chris Fujiwara
Boston Phoenix
July 2, 2003
[A] disaster.
Sheri Linden
Boxoffice Magazine
June 29, 2003
Alex & Emma is the kind of Hollywood formula romance that announces where it's going in its first moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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