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Darling Companion Reviews

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Jake Mulligan
Boston Phoenix
May 17, 2012
As pedestrian as a stroll through the dog park, Lawrence Kasdan's latest (and worst) film is both insulting and inconsequential.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
James Luxford
The National (UAE)
October 18, 2013
a paean to "First World Problems"
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Annlee Ellingson
Paste Magazine
April 25, 2012
It might be a safe bet for your mom's movie group because, well, it plays it safe.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
September 10, 2012
I enjoyed Lawrence Kasdan's Darling Companion on several levels, even as I realized that it's not - by any standard criteria - a terribly good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 83/100
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 27, 2012
It is depressing to reflect on the wealth of talent that conspired to make this inert and listless movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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April 19, 2012
Let's just say that the dog gets the best lines.
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
May 31, 2012
Soppy, time-consuming, alleged feel-gooder about Diane Keaton's rescue dog, who gets lost in the Colorado Rockies.
Robert Levin
April 19, 2012
The predictably fine acting can't save the movie from the insipid writing, which is centered on the less-than-illuminating insight that some people really love their dogs.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
April 19, 2012
Like Freeway, the lovable stray dog at the center of this very teary comedy, "Darling Companion"has lost its way.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
April 13, 2012
A lost-dog drama so insufferable it makes one wish its human characters would also run off and never return.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Justin Strout
Orlando Weekly
May 16, 2012
Oh, man. Man, oh, man.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
April 19, 2012
The folksy shenanigans are well-intentioned but frankly interminable, with Kline's wry efficiency the best relief from all the yowling and whining.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
April 24, 2012
Prickly couple loses dog, rediscovers love in ho-hum drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Sobczynski
April 27, 2012
Darling Companion is nothing more than another story about a trip into the glories of nature that is ruined by a swarm of annoying WASPs.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Eric Melin
September 4, 2012
It's being billed as an adult drama, but beware: Darling Companion is a ponderous film with very little charm and a snail's pace.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
June 1, 2012
The problem is, like Freeway, the dog, "Darling Companion" seems to have lost its way as it just wanders looking for someplace to land.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Matt Pais
April 26, 2012
This ponderous dramedy should make you want to sit and stay; I kept wanting to say to these irritating characters, 'No barking!'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brent Simon
Screen International
April 22, 2012
An ambling, pleasantly inoffensive ensemble dramedy which suffers from a dearth of insight or elevating banter, and which mistakes authenticity for deeper dramatic engagement.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Willie Waffle
April 27, 2012
The have given us a dog movie without a dog!
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jake Coyle
Associated Press
April 18, 2012
It ... feels utterly neutered, a film with little on the line and a talented cast begging for a little wit and a few jokes. The characters are introduced awkwardly and a strange insertion of an animated dream sequence is entirely out of place.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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