Larry Crowne Reviews

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June 30, 2011
Hanks directs with assurance. Perhaps if he had teamed with a more agile writer, less given to cheesy yuck-fests, Larry Crowne would be the nuanced adult love story it aims to be.
June 30, 2011
Hanks, as a writer-director, is talking about real things, even if he isn't depicting them with complete honesty.
June 30, 2011
It's the neediest movie of 2011, and one of the phoniest.
June 30, 2011
"Larry Crowne" is an inside-out movie, acceptable around the edges but hollow and shockingly unconvincing at its core.
June 30, 2011
For Tom Hanks fans, and everyone else, this is one to miss.
June 30, 2011
The movie has just enough funny lines and amusing casting choices to make it all go down pleasantly, and Hanks' sweetly brash charisma could fill an entire multiplex of movies and then some.
June 30, 2011
A rom-com fairy tale so tepid and well behaved that watching it feels like being stuck in traffic as giddy joy-riders in the opposite lane break the speed limit.
June 30, 2011
It put-puts along like a moped in busy traffic, content to amble around but not go anywhere.
June 30, 2011
Too cute for its own good, Larry Crowne is nonetheless hard to dislike.
June 30, 2011
"Larry Crowne'' isn't a movie for adults. It's a movie for adults who don't like things with screens and keyboards.
June 30, 2011
As obvious and predictable as this story might be, it still works - in large part because we care about the human beings inhabiting this motion picture.
June 30, 2011
There's some cute stuff involving Hanks and some teenagers who tool around campus on scooters, but an utter lack of chemistry between him and Roberts dooms the movie.
June 30, 2011
With Tom Hanks in front of and behind the camera and Julia Roberts his co-star, you'd think "Larry Crowne" would have some A-list Hollywood charm. You're incorrect.
June 30, 2011
You'd have to be in a really bad mood to be put off by this picture's admittedly kind of unabashed eagerness to please.
June 30, 2011
"Larry Crowne" proves that it's possible to be funny without being crude. But more than that, it's as easygoing as the character for which it's named.
June 30, 2011
Severely lacking in drama, characters and substance.
June 30, 2011
At this point in their careers, Hanks and Roberts know a lot about how to make movies and how to reach audiences; these are relaxed and professional star performance, long on charm and short on theatrics.
June 30, 2011
It's as if Hanks and co-writer Nia Vardalos assumed that getting everyone in one place would be enough, and didn't think much further.
June 30, 2011
Soulless Hollywood product doesn't provide a better textbook example than this Tom Hanks/Julia Roberts vehicle.
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.
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