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As Good as It Gets Reviews

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January 1, 2018
On one hand, it's Brooks's film that most betrays his TV sitcom roots; it's also one of his more ambitious works, packing in subplots and subjects by the handful-indicative of a filmmaker who seems to genuinely struggle with the confines of the genre.
January 2, 2011
Funny, but not a light comedy for youngsters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 29, 2009
The greatest pleasures come from the acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 3, 2008
The movie's too long, and the direction is sometimes slack -- but the script is crammed with withering ripostes, ably delivered by Nicholson and Hunt.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 2, 2008
A sporadically funny romantic comedy with all the dramatic plausibility and tonal consistency of a TV variety show.
December 30, 2006
Not only one of the best romantic comedies of the year, but one of the best films in ages.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 24, 2006
The trouble lies in the rambling narrative, Brooks' cautious direction and the cosy tone which renders the whole thing reminiscent of an extended sitcom.
February 24, 2006
Both funny and sad, the comedy was in the vein of Brooks' Terms of Endearment, except it was more eccentric and nuttier and in moments genuinely touching due to strong chemistry between Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 9, 2006
An inflated TV show by a sitcom creator.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
December 6, 2005
The character is written as the most unlikable person one could ever meet. Despite this fact, Jack manages to make the character sympathetic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 28, 2005
The unpredictable and fresh 'As Good As It Gets' is peppered with memorable Brooks lines and physical schtick.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: A+
April 9, 2005
Mildly likable.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 27, 2005
...a precariously balanced movie, one that flirts with smugness. That it isn't awful is in some respects amazing.
Read More | Original Score: B+
December 6, 2004
... it coaxes us to be more open to each other, more compassionate, and more loving.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 25, 2004
Like Broadcast News, James L. Brooks' new film is a dark-edged adult comedy that hits the spot for those who like their romances splashed with acidic wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 8, 2004
Even the familiar scenes and situations look refreshing.
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
February 8, 2003
Humorous, romantic, personal.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 10, 2003
Perhaps, though, it is Carol's (and Hunt's) ongoing commitment to emotional honesty and fair play that make it increasingly difficult to ignore the film's encroaching patterns of sentimentality and uninspired developments.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 15, 2002
An honest, original comedy about recognizable human beings.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 11, 2002
This is Jack at his best, the kind of role that makes him a star. He gets to bear his teeth, take control of a room, and be devilishly cuddly at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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