Just Friends Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 29, 2011
Not particularly original, Just Friends works largely due to Reynolds' screen charisma and comic timing, but it does work, and works well.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Tim Grierson
Screendaily
July 23, 2008
Despite a rich premise, Just Friends ultimately fails to live up to its early potential, settling into broad comedy that shortchanges the romantic possibilities.
Lewis Beale
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
No one will be surprised by the plot machinations that ensue, but the film is saved from utter tedium thanks to a relatively intelligent screenplay and the amiability of the leads.
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
June 9, 2006
Um bom conceito (e não estou dizendo que este é bom) só funciona quando amparado por um bom roteiro. E definitivamente não é isto que ocorre aqui.
| Original Score: 2/5
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
May 4, 2006
Every single person operates with the maturity and common sense of a dog chasing its tail. Into a tree.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
March 20, 2006
Painfully light on laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
February 3, 2006
Bursting at the seams with lashings of heart, this is comedy at its broadest, with larger-than-life situations, a smartly sharp script and knock-out performances from an instantly likeable cast.
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
January 7, 2006
Reynolds' brand of sarcastic humour suits his part well, whilst Smart is as adorable here as she was in The Butterfly Effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
December 26, 2005
Reynolds and kooky sidekick Faris carry a weak script.
| Original Score: C+
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
December 22, 2005
Just Friends is sweet and mostly pleasant to pass the time with...but there's little justification to enter into a serious engagement with it.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
December 9, 2005
Just Friends suggests that Reynolds and Faris have potential greatness together
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
December 6, 2005
One day, Ryan Reynolds will land in a film that makes full use of his talent for conveying quiet, wide-eyed mischievousness.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
December 6, 2005
The film feels just a few degrees left of sanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
December 2, 2005
Reynolds and especially the charming Smart give the movie the kind of heart one would not expect...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 2, 2005
Although it's often hilarious, it's far too hyperactive to actually connect with us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
December 1, 2005
With Reynolds mugging and rolling his eyes from coast to coast, this friendly teen frolic doesn't need enemies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
December 1, 2005
Despite a few bone-tickling moments, the romantic comedy Just Friends is, well, just OK.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 1, 2005
Just Friends is neither fish nor fowl, though foul it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
November 29, 2005
Just Friends is just stupid.
Pete Croatto
Filmcritic.com
November 28, 2005
Maybe in this case, Chris and Jamie just being friends wasn't such a bad idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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