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I Give It a Year Reviews

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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John Anderson
Wall Street Journal
August 8, 2013
It's rather close to excruciating.
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Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News
August 8, 2013
"I Give It a Year" holds a special place in film history. It's the only romantic comedy where you root for the main couple to get a divorce.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
August 8, 2013
By turns thoughtful, awkward and lacking in chemistry, the movie ultimately sticks to the rom-com template without making the outcome matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
August 8, 2013
This is an inspired idea for a rom-com, and Mazer makes it pay off with a climactic speech that's at once a parody of the genre and utterly, bizarrely heartfelt.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
August 7, 2013
Not just diverting but surprisingly thoughtful, even if we're never given too much reason to care about Nat and Josh.
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David Fear
Time Out
August 6, 2013
Nothing works: not the haphazard stabs at conjuring a sweet-and-sour comic tone, not the reliance on people saying horribly inappropriate things in lieu of actual jokes, and not the one-note characters ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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William Goss
Film.com
March 12, 2013
Manages to have its wedding cake and spit on it too.
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Megan Lehmann
Hollywood Reporter
February 25, 2013
It winds up rather inelegantly shoehorning salty humor and abrasive sentiment into a genre template, but an above-average number of laugh-out-loud set-pieces compensate for the resulting wobbly narrative.
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Leslie Felperin
Variety
January 29, 2013
Even if the emotional mathematics don't quite add up, enough diversion is provided by pic's broader comic setpieces to paper over the cracks.