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Larry Crowne Reviews

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July 4, 2011
Larry Crowne will probably appeal mostly to baby boomers desperately searching for something other than big blow-up movies (Transformers 4) or yet another 3D disaster.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 4, 2011
What a pleasant, easy-going experience that was.
July 4, 2011
The film is sometimes gentle to the point of blandness, but it's never flimsy.
July 4, 2011
Hanks and Roberts clearly seem up for a work-out, but this dull rom-com holds any potential chemistry at the mercy of poor jokes, a meandering plot and unlikeable supporting characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 3, 2011
An excruciatingly contrived, bland and asinine romantic comedy that lacks both romance and comedy. You'd be more entertained watching paint dry.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.3/10
July 3, 2011
It wants to be a subtle, inspirational message to those undergoing tough times. Even his name - half schmucky, half regal-ish - shows that second chances really happen! (Just ask Lonnie Millionbucks and Jerry Diamonde). The upshot? Meh.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 3, 2011
To me, the highlight of 'Larry Crowne' is the way Larry (Tom Hanks), Mercedes (Julia Roberts), and the community college students impact each other's lives.
July 3, 2011
Works only because of the likability of Hanks and Roberts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 3, 2011
Misses every target by a country mile.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 3, 2011
A crashing bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 3, 2011
Larry Crowne has the air of a project locked in a drawer since 1993. They should have thrown away the key.
July 3, 2011
The film pretends Tom and Julia are just two regular, down-to-earth, middle-aged people - even though their faces couldn't be any tighter if they pulled washing-up gloves over their heads.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 2, 2011
Sweet, squeezable, happily out of touch with the world as we know it ... Won't burn up the box office, but will do well enough as a word-of-mouth attraction on the VOD circuit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 2, 2011
Larry decides to go back to school, only it was a helluva lot more fun when Rodney's Dangerfield's Thornton Melon chose this route 25 years ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 2, 2011
Proving Tom Hanks is still Acting King, the character-driven Larry Crowne should make a splash with the date crowd.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 2, 2011
It's about as close to real comedy as a cup of milky tea is to a real meal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 1, 2011
...Hanks' and Vardalos' treatment of a middle-aged Joe heading back to the classroom is about as believable as Rodney Dangerfield's Back to School - and not half as entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 1, 2011
An endless slog of flat platitudes, generic cliches, and clumsily on-the-nose saccharine sweetness that feels about as sincere as a Hallmark card.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
July 1, 2011
At least Vardalos didn't put herself on Larry's ride. It's enough that the fuel in the tank is low test at scooter speed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 1, 2011
Neither the relationship of the two leads, nor any encounter between any of the film's other humans, seems to proceed according to the emotional or sociological customs of our culture.
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