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I Love You, Man Reviews

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Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
March 20, 2009
Despite the clever premise and several laugh-aloud moments, the film as a whole underwhelms.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert Levin
Critic's Notebook
March 16, 2009
Although Rudd and Segel are charming guys, and it can be a kick to watch them throw improvised riffs at one another, that's not sufficient justification for an entire movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
March 19, 2009
I Love You, Man could have been so much more than the series of missed opportunities -- not to mention the predictable humor -- it turned out to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
June 8, 2009
Ends up feeling like a tossed-off Judd Apatow photocopy.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine
March 17, 2009
A drearily tame learning-and-growing homosocial comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Justin Strout
Orlando Weekly
March 20, 2009
Good-natured but slightly toothless and, in the end, forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 16, 2009
Pic never surmounts a deeply lame central premise that makes most of the action seem fraudulent and thoroughly unnecessary.
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
March 16, 2009
A pal from hell premarital grossout kept afloat by meek makeover man Rudd and brazenly wacko Segel. But those prenuptial same sex chum assignments, public poop pooch pride, and a cozy nook filled with masturbatory chachkas, feel less bonded.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
March 20, 2009
I Love You, Man, which is like listening to a 105-minute conversation be tween Ross and Joey on Friends, looks like it might be a Judd Apatow movie in the same way Brett Favre, in a Jets uniform, looked like he might still know how to play quarterback.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
April 17, 2009
Writer-director John Hamburg drastically misjudges audience sympathy here, because Syd isn't cool at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle
March 19, 2009
I Love You, Man makes sure to give audiences exactly what they're expecting, but I couldn't shake the sense that the whole thing felt compulsory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
March 20, 2009
It's as if the producers got Jason Segel attached to the movie and made it as fast as possible in order to cash in on his success with Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 23, 2009
Ends up stepping on dog poop.... .
Full Review | Original Score: C+
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 29, 2009
Despite its continual profanity and sexual references, it isn't particularly offensive, just mostly forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
July 6, 2010
The dude looking for a good grossout will be disappointed.
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
March 19, 2009
This excruciating film is such an idiotic fantasy, it's little more than a cartoon. Apparently Hamburg formed his impression of "real men" from beer commercials.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
March 24, 2009
Paul Rudd is good as the awkward guy, perhaps too good. He makes the audience cringe and that is never a plus.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 3, 2009
The problem is that its premise is absurd and its execution is ridiculous. However, if you've just come from a fraternity kegger you will no doubt find it hilarious.
| Original Score: 2/4
Jim Judy
Screen It!
March 20, 2009
Parental Content Review
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
March 19, 2009
Charmless and abysmally unfunny from one end to the next, condescension and desperation seeping from its filmic pores. At this early date in March, it is the year's first lock for December's annual worst list.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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