How To Be Single Reviews

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April 3, 2020
No, nothing about this world seems real, yet somehow this energetic subversion of typical rom-coms manages to be more relatable and entertaining than it has any right to be.
January 22, 2020
How to Be Single is a fluffy comedy at times that does have some depth to its script.
January 13, 2020
No amount of "hey, at least they seem to be trying" can excuse the phoned-in plotting and prefab, contrived wish-fulfillment that passes for a screenplay.
April 12, 2019
Blending the clichéd with the new, How To Be Single is a surprise but not a revelation.
April 5, 2019
"How to Be Single" is short of phenomenal, eliciting thoughtful themes only with the ingredients for greatness, not the recipe.
February 20, 2019
How to Be Single desperately wants you to think that it is somehow different than its more traditional counterparts, but despite a few decorative trappings, the film remains a formulaic rom-com in subversive clothing.
January 15, 2019
A film with plenty of flaws but also fleeting moments of insights into relationships that make it more fun than I was expecting.
December 25, 2018
Still, for a movie that's built largely on rom-com tropes, it's actually surprising how much [the characters] avoid cliché.
November 9, 2018
Unfortunately, How to be Single is annoyingly jittery and woefully generic. The characterizations all feel synthetic and the contrived dilemmas for how these young women cope with men of uncertainty, reluctance and absurdity fall flat
August 30, 2018
A likable, though ultimately vanilla romantic comedy.
August 27, 2018
It feels like a season of a generic soap was shoved together and edited for time.
December 4, 2017
It doesn't go for as much low-brow humor as you would expect judging from the trailer, but instead likes to use all of its intertwining characters and stories to again, just explore the different lifestyles, benefits, and freedoms of being single.
November 5, 2017
Director Christian Ditter paints a pretty but hollow, hetero-normative and infuriating portrait of singledom.
October 25, 2017
How To Be Single struggles to say anything new about the modern dating game in New York City.
October 17, 2017
As much as you can feel Single trying to break rom-com stereotypes, ultimately it can't shed the formula.
December 31, 2016
Might I suggest an alternate title for "How to Be Single"? "Typecasting: The Movie!"
December 5, 2016
Johnson is an appealing lead and although the message is mixed and some of the scenes are awkwardly badly written, it holds together fine over two hours and there are funny moments.
November 15, 2016
98 percent of the film could be written off as a pandering, dopey, female-centric sex comedy, except in the last few minutes, to my shock, it actually does something vaguely commendable.
November 14, 2016
How to Be Single is over a half hour before it's over.
September 21, 2016
How to Be Single gets major points for trying to do something different, but ultimately it's still a Netflixer at best.
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