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Just Friends Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 23, 2005
As romantic comedies go, Just Friends is just a lunch date. And everybody knows there's no kiss at the end of a lunch date.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
November 25, 2005
With fine performers and decent dialogue creating a concrete foundation, it's a shame inane smacks and slaps ultimately make for a rickety flick.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 23, 2005
The best scenes in Just Friends take place offscreen.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
November 23, 2005
After watching a movie like Just Friends, I hurry home from the theater and take a shower so I can wash away the stink of the experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
November 22, 2005
Much humiliation and mayhem, all of it either teeth-grindingly tedious, heart-sinkingly crude, or just plain boring, often all three at once.
| Original Score: D
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
November 17, 2005
Characters switch personalities in midscene, forget slights, ignore the obvious, abandon goals and betray family and friends just because the script demands it. No motivation required.
Tim Grierson
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.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
November 29, 2005
Just Friends is just stupid.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 22, 2005
Most of the movie's humor involves placing [Reynolds] in humiliating or painful situations and letting the contusions fly. That's worth some laughs but not nearly as many as the movie thinks.
| Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
March 20, 2006
Painfully light on laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Kit Bowen
December 1, 2005
Despite a few bone-tickling moments, the romantic comedy Just Friends is, well, just OK.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
November 23, 2005
Just Friends shows that a lifeless idea can rise up out of its script crypt and put a stranglehold on 2,000-plus screens.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Matt Pais
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
Willie Waffle
November 22, 2005
Ryan Reynolds is starting to be like that boyfriend or girlfriend you keep believing in, but keeps disappointing you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 25, 2005
Just bad.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Pablo Villaça
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
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
November 23, 2005
During the credits, Reynolds is again shown in the fat suit while singing a power ballad, reminding us all how funny Just Friends could have been.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
November 23, 2005
The movie too often withers under a barrage of predictable gags, which are doled out in uneven slices.
| Original Score: C
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Mike Clark
USA Today
November 23, 2005
After peaking with the unsurpassable glories of 2003's Bad Santa, the humbug holiday genre may be getting run into the ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
November 28, 2005
Just Friends hangs its crude, clobbering sense of humor on a dubious theory.
| Original Score: 2/5
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