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The Ex Reviews

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Heather Huntington
September 8, 2008
Jokes just somehow hung in the air instead of collecting their laugh and moving on.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 3, 2008
It should be good. It's got a well-known, talented cast from top to bottom and the subject of ex-boyfriends is limitless. Instead it has the feel of a straight-to-DVD failure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
October 22, 2007
Uneven Braff comedy OK, but lacks ex-citement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
September 28, 2007
This movie ain't all that funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10

IGN Movies
June 22, 2007
All in all, this flick is sure to make even the staunchest movie-goer reassess his or her notions about date movies. It's a "laugh out loud on more than one occasion" kind of movie full of good writing, good acting and characters you'll become invested in
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
June 10, 2007
Here's a quirky comedy that has its moments %u2013 many of which we've seen before in previous films.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Karina Montgomery
June 4, 2007
The whole movie is so generic feeling and such a blatant waste of precious smart-comedy resources, I can't advise anyone to see it. I gave it Network with Snacks because Jason Bateman needs a vehicle for his brilliance wherever he can get one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Cynthia Fuchs
May 30, 2007
Zach Braff brings what he always does -- a basic mopey charm, some sarcasm, even a rudimentary self-awareness.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 24, 2007
Similar to Are We Done Yet? this insipid comedy pits the idiotic hero against an impossibly perfect villain. As a result, the movie has no intelligent, truthful or sympathetic characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle
May 22, 2007
The movie's rhythm is off-kilter and oddly paced. Moreover, the film's script seems truncated at points; a lot of the plot details feel underdeveloped.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
May 22, 2007
Even if The Ex doesn't always work, on some level you have to respect a summer Hollywood comedy that is daring enough to make you want to see the guy in the wheelchair thrown down the stairs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
May 21, 2007
Mildly amusing but far too timid.
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Hap Erstein
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 19, 2007
Braff has a natural likability, but the screenplay gives him so many stupid, far-fetched and annoying things to do that The Ex loses credibility quickly.
| Original Score: C-
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Tom Beer
Time Out
May 19, 2007
Though Bateman rolls through the film with sly comic skill, the whole exercise seems half-baked -- a high concept and some funny gags that do not a great comedy make.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
May 18, 2007
The Ex had the potential. The problem is that it just doesn't follow through. Perhaps given the deep cast and the possible exploration on the changing tides of the familial unit I had my hopes too high.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
May 16, 2007
By displaying a little more nerve, the filmmakers could have had a vicious pit bull of a comedy, on the order of Kingpin or The War of the Roses.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
May 16, 2007
What if Zach Braff acted in one more quarter-life-crisis movie, and instead of Sundance it went straight to video? If only that's what had happened to The Ex.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
May 15, 2007
The Ex is a sitcom posing as a feature film.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Stina Chyn
Film Threat
May 15, 2007
The film is superficially a necklace of disparate gags, a dozen comedic scenes organized and tied together via a character or relationship study. A closer look reveals that it achieves more than ninety minutes of sufficiently entertaining laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
May 13, 2007
It's the smart dialogue and plain old darn witty ideas at the core of this film that lift it above the average Hollywood comedy.
| Original Score: 73/100
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