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As Good as It Gets Reviews

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July 2, 2008
A sporadically funny romantic comedy with all the dramatic plausibility and tonal consistency of a TV variety show.
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.
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+
January 1, 2000
It should be retitled "How Good It Couldn't Be."
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 1, 2000
As welcome as it is to have Helen Hunt starring in a romantic comedy, she's wrong for this part.
February 9, 2006
An inflated TV show by a sitcom creator.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
January 1, 2001
There are some funny and charming lines, but the film is overlong and it rambles a bit.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 1, 2000
Nicholson struggles for the core of the man but never gets it; so, in most scenes, he resorts to working his face, with grimaces and sneering smiles and lip-pursings in place of acting.
January 1, 2000
The dialogue is intermittently clever, the situations preposterous and/or sentimental.
January 1, 2000
This movie was a nice try.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
There's not a whole lot of story here to prop up the constant emotional yanking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 2, 2011
Funny, but not a light comedy for youngsters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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+
January 1, 2000
The movie succeeds at many moments even while pursuing its doomed grand design.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
By the time we leave the theater, the warmth of love has melted the coldest heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A solid contender this holiday season.
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
January 1, 2000
The film is watchable, but tepid.
Full Review | Original Score: +1 out of -4..+4
January 1, 2000
How [Brooks] emerged an abler artist is worth puzzling over; I suspect it has something to do with sheer instinct triumphing over industry machinery.
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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