Elizabethtown - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Elizabethtown Reviews

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October 13, 2005
Cameron Crowe has such a great track record that Elizabethtown has to be considered a major disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 13, 2005
They should have hacked off another half-hour, including the ridiculous ending. The result might have been a disjointed film that made little sense, but then, so is this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 14, 2005
The movie gives us nothing productive - save the unfortunate realization that Orlando Bloom can't dance.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 1, 2009
Heartfelt and intolerable
October 14, 2005
The trailer for Elizabethtown hits on every major plot point in the film and is roughly 121 minutes shorter. See that instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 13, 2005
Elizabethtown sticks to a pattern -- joke, pronouncement about life, meaningful song, repeat -- that becomes irritating and then pretentious and, finally, unbearable.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
October 14, 2005
An excruciatingly narcissistic nostalgia trip saturated with writer/director Cameron Crowe's favorite tunes.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 28, 2007
A meandering mood piece, with no tension, no chemistry, no character development, no plot and no point.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
October 13, 2005
No, Cameron! Not another musical interlude! Please, I'll be good!
Full Review | Original Score: D+
October 13, 2005
The movie, for all its pleasant vibes, hits one clunky false note after another. It's almost as if Crowe is deliberately building an unreal universe, a hothouse where his cozy little whimsy can thrive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 13, 2005
Crowe has some very good ideas here, many of them interesting and funny, but the story lacks cohesion, focus, and contains one too many scenes that simply fall flat.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 3, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: high 0 out of -4..+4
October 14, 2005
Elizabethtown tries to be and do too much and never really goes anywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 19, 2009
Orlando Bloom gives a typically abysmal performance as a man-boy who doesn't know if he's old enough to shave yet.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 15, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 14, 2005
Elizabethtown isn't a refuge for the soul, it's a dead end for the senses.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 22, 2008
So curious, and such a disappointment.
October 13, 2005
What ends up on screen is a jumbled, if good-natured, mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 14, 2005
It conjures up several good ideas and a few good scenes, but nothing ties them together except an equal number of bad scenes and misshapen ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 29, 2009
Though Dunst is a saving grace, it's an awfully clunky, self-indulgent little heap of garbage.
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