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Larry Crowne Reviews

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March 22, 2018
Although Hanks' hand is quite noticeable in the powerful cast, as in the pleasing plot, the story is too simple to make this film transcend beyond providing a few hours of wholesome fun... [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 3, 2017
There's no deep message. No complex characters. No moments of high drama, no inspired speeches. But the pictures are pretty, the story is sweet and it's told by a top-notch team of Hollywood pros. It's not great; but it sure is likable.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
August 25, 2017
Larry Crowne could be subtitled, "My Big Fat Mid-Life Crisis."
July 22, 2016
Tom Hanks's company Playtone appears to be dedicated to making movies where a Beach-Boys-y soundtrack and 1950s Boy Scout values still inform everything. Not necessarily a bad thing -- just cloying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 7, 2015
But with such timely material and a stellar cast, it comes off mostly as a missed opportunity.
May 3, 2015
Bereft of conflict, the film coasts along in second gear on breezy charm, gentle humanism and star wattage.
September 15, 2013
Hanks' dorky routine - right on through to the ridiculous ELO-soundtracked end credits as he and Roberts drives around on a scooter in front of a green screen - is thankfully not as draining as one may assume.
June 30, 2013
A likeable and light-hearted comedy that doesn't attempt to be anything more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
March 2, 2013
Larry Crowne is nothing we haven't seen before and at times feels over-done and cliched.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 1, 2013
Extremely modest, featherweight. But watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 5, 2011
Could have been a solid, straightforward rom com coasting on likable leads; half-hearted additions trying to link the movie to economic crisis just detract.
Read More | Original Score: 3/10
November 16, 2011
... lacks any sense of gravity. Hanks has too much moxie to let little things like unemployment and an underwater mortgage get him down...
October 20, 2011
Only hints at the comedy and poignancy that its two powerhouse leads could deliver if given better material.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 7, 2011
An exceedingly minor entry on already impressive resumés.
September 8, 2011
Even Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts can't sell this lightweight rom-com fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 2, 2011
Tasty around the edges but disappointing in the center, Larry Crowne will meet the summer rom-com needs of many, but will not serve as a memorable addition to Hanks' legacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 7, 2011
Low-key charmer saved by star power
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 25, 2011
It felt like I was being smothered with "feel good" moments. Everything about the story and its characters is too far detached from reality.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 19, 2011
full of a counter-intuitive sunny optimism that is at odds with the tale itself
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 18, 2011
Larry Crowne, Hanks' second effort behind the camera, makes It's a Wonderful Life look like Enter the Void. It's a cute movie that never meant to hurt no one, and that's the best thing I can say about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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