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Larry Crowne Reviews

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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
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
September 8, 2011
Even Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts can't sell this lightweight rom-com fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 1, 2011
This is a sweet movie. It's so sweet, in fact, that it made me realize how cynical I've gotten over time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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 1, 2011
As much as you might want to like it, the lack of gumption makes it difficult to go all the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
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
June 30, 2011
Severely lacking in drama, characters and substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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+
June 29, 2011
So nice and upbeat and eager to please that other movies might beat it up on the playground.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 1, 2011
While one can appreciate the film's rousing endorsement of our community college system, it's about as realistic as an episode of the TV sitcom "Community."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 1, 2011
Carries about as much dramatic weight as a baby eating a Jaffa Cake.
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
October 7, 2015
But with such timely material and a stellar cast, it comes off mostly as a missed opportunity.
July 3, 2011
Misses every target by a country mile.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 30, 2011
It's not a terrible film but it's also not amusing, feelgood or moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 5, 2011
"Larry Crowne" is made precisely for people like Larry Crowne.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
June 30, 2011
"Larry Crowne" has Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts and a good premise and a colorful supporting cast, but what it doesn't have is a reason for existing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 1, 2011
Larry Crowne doesn't come close to providing the rom-com satisfactions of films attached to the names Hanks and Roberts, or writer Nia Vardalos for that matter.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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