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How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Reviews

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Pete Hammond
Hollywood.com
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.
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.
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

Bullz-Eye.com
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Verniere
Boston Herald
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
October 17, 2008
Like its humour, the film's charms also sneak up on us, and as we take this unlikely, hiccup-filled journey with Sidney, he surprisingly goes from obnoxious to endearing and we are cheering him on from the sidelines
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
October 10, 2008
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People proves to be a sharp-edged weapon against our obsession with celebrity culture that never seems to take aim at any of the most deserving targets.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 10, 2008
Not every comic idea works, but the movie is often wickedly funny...
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
October 3, 2008
A sharp-witted satire of celebrity journalism and has much to recommend it once you get past its unwieldy title, which sounds like something that would get slapped on a self-help book.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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John Anderson
Newsday
October 3, 2008
Yet another vehicle in which Simon Pegg can play yet another of the world's more obnoxious humans. And still make us love him.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
October 3, 2008
Toby Young's memoir makes an engaging transition to the screen, thanks to a lively adaptation that embellishes greatly on Young's story but preserves the central fish-out-of-water theme and biting commentary on celebrity obsession.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
October 3, 2008
Overall, it's a smart movie that even makes apt, respectful references to the greatest film on this subject, Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
October 3, 2008
How To Lose Friends And Alienate People is not better than the sum of its parts -- but the parts, particularly Pegg and Bridges, act with every muscle in their bodies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Luke Y. Thompson
E! Online
October 3, 2008
...despite the contrived story arc, it's undeniably fun to watch someone onscreen endlessly get away with irritating the bosses in ways most of us only wish we could.
Read More | Original Score: B
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