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The Break-Up Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
January 7, 2011
The Break-Up is a funny and light comedy, but it tries to be something a bit more without being something a bit more, hampered by shoddy characterization, ending up a bit empty.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Cole Smithey
April 23, 2009
"The Break-Up" comes with a slap and a kiss that's at once bracing and pleasing.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Brandon Fibbs
February 28, 2008
A word of caution to anyone heading off to see The Break-Up with the assumption that it is a romantic comedy: this is not a comedy movie with a serious side -- it is a serious movie with a comedic side.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Kam Williams
Providence American
June 30, 2007
Right up there with the best of the revenge genre, and earns praise from this critic for its sophisticated brand of humor which kept me in stitches from start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 21, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brent Simon
Now Playing Magazine
September 22, 2006
There's nothing broken about The Break-Up, which turns rom-com conventions on their side in free-wheeling fashion, and in doing so colorfully, wittily celebrates what it is about men and women that both attract one another and drives us crazy.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
August 21, 2006
A little broken, but worth the viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joe Utichi
July 23, 2006
It's still very much a quick and painless Hollywood production, what slight genius there is in its premise dulled by the sheen of the high production values and its prettier-than-pretty cast.
| Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
July 22, 2006
It's never less than entertaining and the chemistry between our two leads, whatever their personal circumstances, really holds things together.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tony Horkins
Empire Magazine
July 22, 2006
The Break-Up doesn't turn the rom-com on its head, but with its focus on the darker side of love manages to gently tip it on its side.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Anna Smith
Time Out
July 20, 2006
Sharp dialogue and detailed observations make it a good deal funnier than you might expect.
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
July 14, 2006
While consistently funny, The Break-Up deals in bitterness and revenge, sometimes in ways that cut closer to the bone than most fluffy romantic comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 3, 2006
Tende mais a drama com toques cômicos %u2013 e se você entrar no cinema compreendendo isto, certamente terá muito mais facilidade de se envolver com a história.
| Original Score: 4/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
June 29, 2006
Delivers something worthwhile to those open-minded enough to be able to settle with wild shifts between average satire and grounded pathos
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly
June 17, 2006
Every bit as unpleasant as it sounds. But the film's intentions are to examine a separation, and the story achieves its set goals.
| Original Score: 3/4
June 13, 2006
Oh, did you want to see a Jennifer Aniston romantic comedy? Life isn't always about Hollywood expectations; let's cut Jennifer some slack and enjoy her doing good work.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
Lexi Feinberg
June 12, 2006
In an era of formulaic romantic movies that bear no resemblance to reality, The Break-Up offers a refreshing flipside.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
June 11, 2006
It's frustrating, but it's real.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
June 9, 2006
This is a tragedy with laughs, not a comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 2.7/5
Kevin A. Ranson
June 8, 2006
... at least it ends on a more positive note than Closer...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4.0
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