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How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Reviews

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Ali Gray
October 14, 2012
What we have is a comedy that's not that great, a romance that's not that convincing and a movie that's sadly not that special. Now that's how you lose friends and alienate people.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
March 22, 2009
droseri, ana diastimata asteia, alla en genei filodoksi apopeira aythadeias me eynoyhismenes eilikrineis protheseis kai bretaniko flegma kommeno stis akres gia na horesei se amerikaniko kaloypi romenti, opoy niotheis synehos na leipoyn pragmata
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
February 12, 2009
The makings of an uncompromising, razor sharp satire were gathered together here. That the resulting movie slips off track as much as it does is particularly disappointing.
| Original Score: 67/100
Pete Hammond
November 20, 2008
A fun movie worth checking out.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
November 12, 2008
... slickly constructed and frequently funny.
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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
November 7, 2008
Where the movie succeeds is in its sudden right turns, its willingness to kill a dog, always a bold choice, and its consistent emphasis of the comedy over the romance.
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Ben Lyons
At the Movies
November 7, 2008
Just because you are supposed to laugh doesn't mean you are going to laugh.
David Stratton
The Australian
October 31, 2008
I'm told that several of these characters are easily recognisable to insiders, but outside that small coterie there's still a great deal to enjoy about Sidney's fish-out-of-water exploits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
October 24, 2008
I feel I've seen a bit too much of Pegg in some not very funny films recently, but his fish out of water works well.
Jarrod Walker
FILMINK (Australia)
October 24, 2008
No bad thing, really, but a fair distance from the barbed humour of Young's book.
Vicky Roach
Daily Telegraph (Australia)
October 24, 2008
While Pegg has a good stab at lending the film some of his trademark knockabout charm, the film is as artless and difficult to warm to as its leading man.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
October 24, 2008
Weide bypasses the impulse to push the film at the usual breakneck comedy movie pace, allowing the conflicts to build slowly and with more thought than the film's premise might otherwise suggest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
October 24, 2008
Quite apart from the insights into the strange world of showbiz celebrities, the film is enjoyable for its often witty script and the thoroughly engaging characters...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
David N. Butterworth
October 23, 2008
British funny man Simon Pegg continues his downwards spiral with this lame, "'Devil Wears Prada"-styled "comedy."
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle
October 18, 2008
The film version of Young's book is more slapstick than skewer, more loving portrait than leveling blow.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Fionnuala Halligan
Screen International
October 18, 2008
Simon Pegg's brilliant central performance and some very funny gags are drained by a limp finale which leaves all manner of plot strands hanging and characters left out to dry as the film stalls and sputters its way home.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 18, 2008
[A] noxious comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
October 18, 2008
Pegg tries to fill the void with antic slapstick.
| Original Score: C-
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
October 18, 2008
The tone is never quite mean enough or never quite nice enough and the film never catches its stride.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
October 17, 2008
This male version of The Devil Wears Prada comes off second best in the comparison, but is nevertheless an entertaining jest about a young Brit who is not only a fish out of water but totally out of the fishtank
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