All About Steve Reviews

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Top Critic
May 28, 2013
All About Steve is a messy assemblage of clumsy sight gags, winking reaction shots and disingenuous populist genuflection to the idea that there's no such thing as normal. We all see a little bit of Mary in ourselves, don't we? Don't we?
May 28, 2013
Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy review.
May 28, 2013
Just when it seems All About Steve couldn't grow any more insufferable, it turns strangely sentimental.
January 15, 2010
Mary is a memorable comic creation for all the wrong reasons: glibly written, offensively characterised and bizarrely dressed, she's the classic screwball ditz taken to grotesque and at times unwatchable extremes.
January 15, 2010
One of the ropiest would-be screwball comedies conceived recently.
January 15, 2010
A film that looks as if it's been through 1,001 test screenings, script drafts and reshoots, each unfunnier and more muddled than the last.
January 15, 2010
The film is such a misjudged farrago that it makes Miss Congeniality seem like a masterpiece.
October 22, 2009
Her most irritating and unfunniest film to date.
October 21, 2009
The taint of desperation lies so heavily on the entire exercise.
September 21, 2009
Packaged as a romantic comedy but devoid of comedy or romance, this baffling train wreck stars Sandra Bullock as a tediously kooky constructor of crossword puzzles for a Sacramento newspaper.
September 10, 2009
[A] refreshingly quirky comedy.
September 9, 2009
A talented director might have made Bullock seem like a comic genius, but Phil Traill has no control over tone, leaving the audience unsure whether to laugh or cry.
September 8, 2009
It's dreadful.
September 4, 2009
Oops, sorry, we're not supposed to think of Mary as mentally ill, psychologically unbalanced, or any of those painful things, just full of gumption and sunny determination.
September 4, 2009
A screwball comedy missing more than a few crucial screws.
September 4, 2009
Despite her downward-tilted head and her nattering ways, Mary really does want to connect. Watching her realize this isn't deep but it is sweet.
September 4, 2009
There's nothing wrong with All About Steve that a rewrite couldn't fix, as long as the rewrite involved a different writer, a different character and a different story.
Top Critic
September 4, 2009
Bullock, easing into her mid-40s with box-office mojo intact, remains the star attraction as the annoyingly endearing Mary. You simply can't imagine another actor of her stature pulling it off.
September 4, 2009
It seems incredible, but the grimly unfunny comedy All About Steve might just be the worst movie on Sandra Bullock's résumé.
September 4, 2009
He's the thing that lets Mary -- and the movie -- off the crazy hook. It quickly devolves into one of those 'what's normal anyway?' stories, and Bullock's dedication to the role is ultimately undermined.
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