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Larry Crowne Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
Bereft of conflict, the film coasts along in second gear on breezy charm, gentle humanism and star wattage.
Glenn Dunks
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.
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
A likeable and light-hearted comedy that doesn't attempt to be anything more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 1, 2013
Extremely modest, featherweight. But watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
March 3, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B
Adam Bub
August 7, 2011
Low-key charmer saved by star power
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
Top Critic
Leonard Maltin
July 8, 2011'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
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
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.
Jackie K. Cooper
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
Brandon Fibbs
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
Diana Saenger
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
Monica Castillo
Dig Boston
July 4, 2011
What a pleasant, easy-going experience that was.
Top Critic
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
July 4, 2011
The film is sometimes gentle to the point of blandness, but it's never flimsy.
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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.
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
July 3, 2011
Works only because of the likability of Hanks and Roberts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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