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How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Reviews

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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
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
October 3, 2008
The film's inability to decide whether it wants to be sweet and life-affirming or vicious and nasty creates not only a disconnect on the story level but results in tonal shifts that are dizzying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 3, 2008
Even the ginger-haired Brit can't rescue this moviefrom being both manic and flat. Nor can the deployment of Kirsten Dunst to play Sidney's nemesis and possible love interest.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 3, 2008
The jerky hero suddenly changes into a cool, well-dressed guy. Then poof! he's an idiot. Then back to cool. Presenting the Peek-a-Boo School of Writing and Character Development.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/10
October 3, 2008
Never tries to go too far below the surface, instead taking a snide and cynical approach to the meet-cute romantic comedy, filling it with all of the most obvious clichés and stereotypes in its desperate attempt for yucks.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
October 3, 2008
My guess is it'll alienate you, too.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
November 7, 2008
Just because you are supposed to laugh doesn't mean you are going to laugh.
October 3, 2008
This Brit-on-the-make comedy would be insufferable without the leavening presence of Simon Pegg.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
October 2, 2008
I admire Pegg's comic abilities, and he seems to have given it his earnest best here. He's just miscast -- and the story fizzles out halfway through anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 3, 2008
The humor is based on a transsexual and killing a dog. That's not enough, especially when there was all of Celebridum to make fun of.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
October 14, 2008
Bridges, Pegg and even love-interest-by-numbers Kirsten Dunst do a fine job, but the material they're working with just isn't there.
Full Review | Original Score: 37/100
October 7, 2008
Hollywood took a mediocre script and hired Pegg, relying on his charms alone to carry the picture. Sorry, it just doesn't work that way. The movie has to be good too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 2, 2008
a worthless excuse for a laugh-a-thon that elicits more groans than giggles.
| Original Score: 1/5
October 8, 2008
By some bizarre alchemy, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People has been translated to the screen as a Judd Apatow romantic comedy crossed with The Devil Wears Prada.
October 3, 2008
How to Lose Friends wants to see itself as a champion of humanity over glitz and a puckish puncturer of egos. But while culled from Young's disastrous experiences at Vanity Fair, the movie is strictly Us Weekly quality.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 1, 2008
How to lose friends and alienate audiences is the lesson taught by this cleverly titled but noxious British comedy.
October 3, 2008
The crushingly unfunny and slopped-together How to Lose Friends & Alienate People has neither the ambition nor the intelligence to do justice to its source material.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
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