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Friends With Kids Reviews

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Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
June 27, 2012
While this results in some genuine moments of truth, most scenes feel forced to fit the standard rom-com template.
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
June 27, 2012
Friends With Kids is the story of two best friends who discuss having a child together even though they are not a couple.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
June 27, 2012
Enjoyable, well written relationship comedy making some astute observations and providing terrific performances from a superb cast, though the initially promisingly offbeat script ultimately lacks the courage to kick against convention.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 26, 2012
Starring much of the Bridesmaids troupe, this film shares with that movie a coarse sense of humour skilfully blended with the underlying theme that stability trumps flakiness and values really do rule.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
June 26, 2012
Jennifer Westfeldt continues to forge a strong reputation as a writer of humanist romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Cath Clarke
Time Out
June 26, 2012
It's safe to assume its sharp comments on what kids can do to marriage - and friendships - come from years of observation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Helen O'Hara
Empire Magazine
June 25, 2012
It benefits from a supernaturally engaging cast, but this treads too closely to the rom-com model to feel as smart or moving as Westfeldt's previous best.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 21, 2012
With a hilariously smart script and a terrific cast, this romantic comedy rises far above the pack, engaging us emotionally and intellectually while offering some telling observations on the state of modern relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jonathan Crocker
Total Film
June 20, 2012
Smart dialogue, a gifted ensemble and good intentions from Jennifer Westfeldt, but her grown-up romcom can't quite escape feeling like a sitcom on the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Paul Gallagher
The List
June 14, 2012
In the film's favour is the fantastic cast, which includes Edward Burns, Kristen Wiig and a particularly on-form Jon Hamm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
June 6, 2012
There's a bit of ballast in this romcom that is quite satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
June 6, 2012
There's much to like here but it's a bumpy ride and for all its banter, it takes itself very seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
June 4, 2012
Friends with Kids is as satisfying as rom-coms get. It's sharply scripted, populated with authentic and likeable characters and takes instinctive turns toward and away from cliché that keep you on your toes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
June 3, 2012
Getting the best of the laughs is the underrated Adam Scott who as Jason, is never afraid to share what's on his mind.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 29, 2012
...a talky and sometimes witty romantic comedy that, at least for a while, serves as a bracing antidote to all those irritating, stroller-pushing Sacred Baby couples who seem to be everywhere, even in upscale restaurants, these days.
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
April 16, 2012
A smart, engaging, adult comedy that is as comfortable being acerbically honest as it is being, ultimately, rather old-fashioned.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
April 1, 2012
After three months of films in 2012, 'Friends with Kids' is the best.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
March 22, 2012
A trendy sitcom of a movie substitutes banter for real depth
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
March 22, 2012
This is a movie that flirts with romantic and comedic clichés but for the most part brings a fresh perspective as it dives under and around obvious traps.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
March 19, 2012
Obviously heartfelt and unusually sharp-sighted, Friends With Kids is good enough that you wish it were better.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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