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Catch and Release Reviews

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Cynthia Fuchs
February 24, 2007
That this movie doesn't find a way out of the morass of cliché and triviality isn't surprising, but it is disappointing.
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 21, 2007
[Garner] is moving up the likeability ladder to Sandra Bullock/Julia Roberts levels.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
David N. Butterworth
February 13, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Dan Lybarger
February 11, 2007
The mark of a good romantic comedy is whether it can make you care if the couple in the poster wind up being an item by the final reel. At the end of 'Catch and Release,' Cupid's intrigues and caprices are less involving than a typical State of the Union
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Tom Beer
Time Out
February 10, 2007
Sadly lifeless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 8, 2007
Catch and Release is a little one that gets away.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 5, 2007
I was pleasantly surprised.
Jesse Hassenger
February 5, 2007
It doesn't end with a mad dash through an airport, for example. But nor does it bother with thinking of anything much better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
February 3, 2007
An archetypal date movie with a good heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
February 3, 2007
Much, much better than it has any right to be.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Janos Gereben
Entertainment Insiders
February 3, 2007
Take heart: you may feel that it takes forever, but the movie will eventually end.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Gary Goldstein
February 3, 2007
A well-acted, truthfully written film -- there's just too much of it (about 20 minutes too much).
| Original Score: 3/4
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Stephanie Zacharek
February 3, 2007
One of those movies where the small pleasures stack up high enough to dwarf the disappointments.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
February 2, 2007
The movie takes subject matter that seems depressing and infuses it with humor and warmth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
February 2, 2007
That Catch and Release doesn't amount to much is because it treads lightly on big emotions.
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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
February 2, 2007
If grief were as easily overcome as it is in Catch and Release, Prozac sales would be in dire trouble.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 1, 2007
At best a mildly diverting effort that wants to be more than it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
January 31, 2007
A romantic non-comedy.
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
January 30, 2007
The poor man's Julia Roberts, Garner boasts a similar coltish, awkward physicality and vaguely aquatic mouth... just none of the Movie-Star charisma.
Kit Bowen
January 30, 2007
Catch and Release is another middle-of-the-road romantic dramedy, neither offensively bad nor terribly inspiring either, despite its best efforts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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