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The Break-Up Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
June 1, 2006
Eventually you're just rooting for Gary and Brooke to get the whole ordeal over with, as much for the audience's sake as for their own.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
July 2, 2006
Think less Wedding Crashers and more War of the Roses minus the oddly romantic violence.
Read More | Original Score: 2.75/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
June 2, 2006
In short, The Break-Up is too accurate to be light-hearted, too light and flippant to be really romantic.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
June 2, 2006
Akin to an unhealthy relationship, this self-described 'anti-romantic comedy' begins hot and heavy before buckling beneath the weight of pointless conflicts and ridiculous game-playing.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 2, 2006
For the movie to work, we would have to like the couple and want them to succeed. Despite some sincere 11th-hour soul-searching by Gary, we're sorry, but we don't want them back together, we want them to end their misery.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
June 1, 2006
The Break-Up is too badly fractured to be deemed repairable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
June 2, 2006
If 7 Up is the un-cola, consider The Break-Up, -- the un-romantic comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
June 3, 2006
The whole movie is a game of one-upsmanship, as each one tries to make the other more miserable. It gets increasingly ugly and painful. Then it ends.
Read More | Original Score: D
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
June 22, 2006
It's not a good sign when a movie is called The Break-Up and you can't wait for the couple to split so they'll get some relief from one another, and give the audience some relief from them.
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
June 7, 2006
The only really nice thing about the story is that it doesn't opt for a Hollywood happy ending.
Read More | Original Score: D
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
June 1, 2006
Plays like a 106-minute highlight reel of three seasons of a sitcom that jumped the shark midway through the sophomore year.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
December 13, 2006
..."The Break Up" may go down with "Fatal Attraction" as the worst "date" movie of all time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Fernando F. Croce
August 30, 2009
The two stars remain painfully wrong for each other
Chris Barsanti
June 1, 2006
you'll be wishing they'd just call it quits
| Original Score: 2/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
May 31, 2006
A borderline-schizophrenic tone regularly undercuts both the nasty, biting humor and weepy sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Victoria Alexander
June 19, 2006
Nil chemistry. How can Vaughn and Aniston be dating? They don't even like each other.
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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
June 2, 2006
When, oh when, will the scorching on-screen chemistry between Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau finally be consummated?
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Gonsalves
August 11, 2007
Stereotypes across the board, puerile one-upmanship games, and an utter failure to explain why, indeed, these two even were together.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rebecca Murray
June 1, 2006
Don't expect to crack up at The Break-Up.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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