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As Good as It Gets Reviews

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.
April 12, 2002
Romance comedies definitely come better than this, although perhaps not lately.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 14, 2001
It's fun to watch Jack Nicholson draw on great reservoirs of bile to play a mean SOB with an obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 14, 2001
It's a mark of how magically written, directed and acted As Good as It Gets is that we end up loving this film despite knowing how haphazard, scattershot and almost indefinable its charm is.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
Part of the appeal of this comedy is that Melvin's transformation never gets sappy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The film is hugely entertaining.
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
Hunt delivers one of the year's most appealing performances as a Brooklyn single mother.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
I'd go to As Good as It Gets and not worry too much about its structural ungainliness.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A lovely act of cinematic evolution from confusion to enlightenment.
January 1, 2000
Urbane, alert, funny, compassionate.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
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
A fairy-tale heartwarmer.
January 1, 2000
Wicked, but it works.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
An actor's movie full of little pleasures, with a few unexpected sparks.
January 1, 2000
Utterly false, like all sitcoms, but that's not necessarily a terrible thing.
January 1, 2000
An almost-convincing imaginary universe.
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
January 1, 2000
One of the year's best.
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