Larry Crowne - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Larry Crowne Reviews

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
July 15, 2011
An immensely likeable film, this uplifting rom com about turning life around has a whole lot of things going for it
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
July 14, 2011
As well-meaning as it is, (it) is a two-dimensional bit of fluff, an untidy string of cutesy scenes and cutesy characters -- few of them as cute as they are intended to be.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
July 12, 2011
With little to distract us from its half-hearted plotting and flimsy characterizations, Larry Crowne quickly turns into an abject failure, propped up only by its fading stars' fading charisma.
Full Review | Original Score: 30/100
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Leonard Maltin
indieWIRE
July 8, 2011
...it's an old-fashioned star vehicle, fashioned for the particular screen personas of Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts by Hanks himself, who directed the film and wrote the screenplay with Nia Vardalos. You may recall that he produced her breakthrough film...
| Original Score: 2.1/2
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
July 8, 2011
An ode to the common man.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
July 8, 2011
Hanks and Roberts make this sketchy project better than it deserves to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
July 7, 2011
Larry Crowne is more than a missed opportunity. It's alarmingly, depressingly out of touch.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
July 7, 2011
While the film isn't exactly groundbreaking, it does finish much better than it begins.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 7, 2011
It sets out to be a pleasant, sweet-natured entertainment that tries to avoid cynicism (perhaps a little too hard). On that basis, it succeeds well enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
July 6, 2011
Even if you wander into this congealed mess with nothing more demanding in mind than to spend a little time with two charming favorites, do not expect Forrest Gump or Pretty Woman.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
July 6, 2011
A lighter-than-air trifle...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mathew DeKinder
Suburban Journals of St. Louis
July 5, 2011
"Larry Crowne" could have easily starred Spencer Tracy and be showing on TCM this very instant.
Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity
July 5, 2011
in its pleasantly low-key way, this is as inconsequential and instantly forgettable a movie as a bombastic blockbuster like Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
| Original Score: 2/4
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
July 5, 2011
"Larry Crowne" is made precisely for people like Larry Crowne.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
July 5, 2011
Tom Hanks confuses 'likeable and nice' with 'boring and pointless.'
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
July 5, 2011
Definitely for mature audiences as there were no car chases or explosions. Hanks and Roberts still have chemistry together, and there is always that fantastic Roberts laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
July 5, 2011
Neither fish nor fowl, Larry Crowne skitters between pathos and shtick, wasting abundant acting talent as it goes.
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
July 5, 2011
High camp.
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
July 5, 2011
Larry Crowne is neither dinner nor dessert, but rather the tasty and ultimately inconsequential appetizer you enjoy before moving on to the more substantive fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
July 5, 2011
When it comes to unemployment-themed cinema, I'll take the greater realism of last year's The Company Men or this year's Everything Must Go over Hanks's too rosy vision of life after the pink slip.
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