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I Give It a Year Reviews

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David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews
July 14, 2016
Any film that makes Rose Byrne unappealing has its head well and truly up its bum.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage
June 29, 2016
Clumsy and cute - that's my concise review of regular Sacha Baron Cohen collaborator Dan Mazer's directorial debut I Give It a Year.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald
May 24, 2016
As long as you can deal with romantic leads who are rather flawed and a more cynical tone than you may expect, you should find plenty to laugh about, offset with the odd grimace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
September 26, 2013
It's funny, yes, but also depressing, like watching the mating habits of mollusks.
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Leba Hertz
San Francisco Chronicle
September 5, 2013
"I Give It a Year" is a smart farce that would make Hugh Grant and his fans proud.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
August 30, 2013
The big laughs compensate for the lack of a suitable emotional payoff.
Chris Knight
National Post
August 23, 2013
You might not want to stick by it in sickness and in health, 'til death do you part, but it's a reasonable enough companion for a night out at the cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
August 23, 2013
Mazer's previous onscreen experience is undeniably obvious. No penis is left unfilmed, no crude scene prevented from going on far too long.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dann Gire
Chicago Daily Herald
August 22, 2013
Mazer, a Sacha Baron Cohen collaborator, directs this comedy without much snap, crackle or pop.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
August 15, 2013
In addition to some trite set pieces, writer-director Dan Mazer serves up nothing more than conspicuous cynicism masquerading as comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Peter Keough
Boston Globe
August 15, 2013
The tonal clash is jarring, and Mazer doesn't help matters by erring on the side of blandness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
August 15, 2013
Can a comedy be too funny for its own good?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
August 13, 2013
[VIDEO ESSAY] As a premise, a doomed marriage sounds like a no-brainer: you can pile on outrageous episodes of slapstick, physical comedy and biting wit. Unfortunately, "I Give It a Year" is a no-brainer.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Sheila O'Malley
RogerEbert.com
August 13, 2013
It's not romantic in the slightest, and it is quite comedic on occasion, but the parts don't fit together at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brent Simon
Shockya.com
August 10, 2013
A fun, amusing, will-they-or-won't-they confection -- a love rhombus wherein a hastily married couple grapples with mutually wandering eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
August 9, 2013
As pure comedy, it's a hoot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
August 9, 2013
While individual actors can be amusing, especially among supporting players, "I Give It a Year" is thoroughly tone deaf. I wouldn't give it five minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Robert Levin
amNewYork
August 8, 2013
Turns the romantic comedy on its head by utilizing a simple and effective formula that blends parody and affecting relationship dramatics.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
August 8, 2013
A smutty script and a passel of objectionable characters form an imperfect rom-com union - one that will, with any luck, fade from the mind long before its title suggests.
| Original Score: 2/5
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August 8, 2013
Whatever attachment we might form for the characters or their fates gets lost in thickets of farce and barrages of one-liners.
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