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Tracy Moore
Common Sense Media
September 23, 2014
Over-the-top rom-com about marriage has dark, mature themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 14, 2009
Make no mistake: This slackly paced picture doesn't gel. But it so consistently undermines the pastel-pretty conventions that currently rule the genre that some sneaky admiration is in order.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
June 14, 2009
DreamWorks' first reprehensible fiasco.

June 14, 2009
The humour is genial and both Affleck and Bullock are easy on the eye, but the film itself ends up being little more than a storm in a teacup.
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Joe Leydon
March 26, 2009
An extremely enjoyable neo-screwball comedy about attractive opposites on the road.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Bullock seems a bit too level-headed for a screwball, and the affable Affleck has no real chemistry with her or Tierney.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dustin Putman
June 24, 2008
While far from a complete misfire, Forces of Nature remains simply too by-the-numbers to be particularly gratifying or worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
All in all, it really depends on if you're a fan of the two leads. I am, so I liked it.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
A bumbling and typically charmless latter-day studio screwball comedy.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
It has all been done before, and better.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dragan Antulov
October 18, 2004
For the most part this film is not particularly funny or entertaining. The plot is, of course, predictable.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/10
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
As soon as the co-stars become unlikely companions on a two-day trip to the South, a major problem crops up: no screen chemistry. They rarely click together, let alone sizzle.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Bullock seems to really be enjoying herself in this role, and Affleck is uncomfortable. I don't know whether this is because his role dictates it or if it's just a natural reaction, but it works.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Sandra Bullock is the good news about Forces of Nature. Her natural charm dances off the screen with giddy abandon. Unfortunately, the movie lets her down.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 23, 2002
though Sandra Bullock and Ben Affleck generate a certain amount of goodwill... the comedy - like the airplane its central characters meet aboard - doesn't quite get off the ground.
Dwayne E. Leslie
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
The combination of Affleck's deadpan by-the-book persona with the spontaneity of Bullock's character sparks with convincing chemistry, their diverse personalities causing both to grow and bring to the surface what each is running away from or can't admit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 4, 2002
Relationships are always leaps of faith requiring only a courageous heart and a commitment to the beloved that goes beyond either rhyme or reason.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
The cinematic equivalent of Styrofoam: a weightless romantic comedy of synthetic feelings.
Jim Chastain
Norman Transcript
March 12, 2001
Except for the continuous onslaught of disasters, some of which are genuinely funny, there is really not a whole lot going on here.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
A most pleasant and diverting venture.
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