Elizabethtown Reviews

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March 14, 2018
Elizabethtown [is] a tone-deaf, miscast and interminable romantic comedy from the usually beguiling Cameron Crowe.
April 22, 2008
The hero's nuclear family and kooky rural relatives are so sketchily conceived that none of the intended comedy works, and the balance of the movie is given over to one of Crowe's sugary romances.
April 22, 2008
So curious, and such a disappointment.
January 11, 2007
Crowe's capable of much better than this; let's hope he gets back on track with the next one.
June 24, 2006
The entire enterprise smacks of wish-fulfilment provoked by middle-age male guilt. Uplifting, it most certainly ain't.
October 25, 2005
It's the too-cute contrivances on which the story is built that mean it's always teetering on the verge of collapse.
October 22, 2005
The film's problems lie with the lack of spark between a wired Dunst and a bland Bloom.
October 18, 2005
Leaves one adrift on a raft of morose questions. How could this vacuous movie have got made? Didn't anyone at Paramount, which paid for the film, read the script? And also: What in the world has happened to Cameron Crowe?
October 17, 2005
Cameron Crowe is a romantic at heart and there's nothing wrong with that.
October 15, 2005
It's a mess, but one that's completely compelling on its own misguided, achingly sincere terms.
October 14, 2005
Elizabethtown never quite feels like itself, whatever that self might be; it's as if another, subtly but significantly different movie were desperately trying to break through its skin.
October 14, 2005
To swallow Elizabethtown without experiencing a sharp tummy cramp of disbelief, you have to accept Orlando Bloom as a tormented soul.
October 14, 2005
Elizabethtown isn't a refuge for the soul, it's a dead end for the senses.
October 14, 2005
Not even the soundtrack can save this Crowe effort.
October 14, 2005
But as messy, unfocused and rambling as this is, fundamentally flawed as any movie about loss that doesn't let its characters or its viewers feel that loss, it's still a most-enjoyable mess to sit through, a Southern-fried Garden State.
October 14, 2005
Like most journeys, Elizabethtown could have used a bit more planning; its detours make backseat drivers of us all.
October 14, 2005
Choppily edited and only sporadically funny.
October 14, 2005
Whether Elizabethtown proves to be Crowe's Johnstown or just a run-of- the-mill flood, it's still a soggy mess.
October 14, 2005
It's an awfully self-indulgent picture, but Crowe's indulgences pay off beautifully.
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.
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