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Leap Year Reviews

November 16, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 16, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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September 16, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 26, 2010
While thereâ(TM)s some chemistry between the pair, itâ(TM)s not enough to compensate for their paper-thin characters, never mind all the crosseyed Guinness-swilling extras.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 14, 2010
In Hollywood, it's all about the concept, and some studio executive must have thought it would be fun to watch Adams slogging around in the Irish mud. Unfortunately, there's no accounting for taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 9, 2010
Leap Year is a sweet little movie, although so by the books that it doesn't exactly distinguish itself
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 8, 2010
Leap Year may be the least funny Hollywood comedy to take advantage of Irish tax credits since The Honeymooners.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 8, 2010
The most charming of actors can be left flailing in the face of a feeble script and direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 8, 2010
What makes Leap Year so singularly dispiriting is precisely that it is bad without distinction â" so witless, charmless and unimaginative that it can be described as a movie only in a strictly technical sense.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
January 8, 2010
If the premise seems lame, the actual script by Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont is far worse, leaning on so many clichéd situations it's a wonder 45 other screenwriters weren't credited.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
January 8, 2010
There's not one surprising moment in the script, but Adams and Goode allow you to look past the familiar and develop a rooting interest in them as a couple.
January 8, 2010
As modern rom-coms go, this is trite but relatively painless.
January 8, 2010
Recycled plot, lame sight gags, Leprechaun-like stock Irish characters. The charms of Amy Adams rescue 'Leap Year' from Truly Awful status.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 8, 2010
Is this 2010, or 1950? It certainly seems the latter, since no contemporary woman with an IQ above Guinness temperature would sit with such nonsense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 8, 2010
What saves it from being completely dismissible drivel are the gorgeous Irish locations and the charm of its stars, Amy Adams and Matthew Goode.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 8, 2010
Look before you Leap Year.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 7, 2010
If only Leap Year were an anomaly, the kind of picture that comes along only once every four years. Instead, it's yet more evidence that romantic comedies are only getting worse.
January 7, 2010
The cinematography is what makes Leap Year worth seeing. Turns out Ireland is kind of pretty!
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 7, 2010
An uneven romantic comedy that feels as fresh as a hunk of week-old soda bread.
January 7, 2010
This is the kind of movie in which an uppity, upper-crust woman requires rough-hewn working-class masculinity to take her down a peg or three.
January 7, 2010
It's a new year, and a new romantic comedy, and a new opportunity to observe that Amy Adams' hair really is very pretty, and...sorry, I nodded off there for a minute.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 7, 2010
It's unclear what Amy Adams did to deserve Leap Year, but all that's missing from the movie is a set of jailhouse bars over her scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 7, 2010
Amy Adams is a sentient ball of cuteness, but not even she nor her appealing co-star Matthew Goode can keep this gimmicky contraption afloat.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 7, 2010
Stay home and rent Junebug or Enchanted instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 7, 2010
The movie proves what we guessed going in: that Adams -- who has the instincts not to overplay her character's robotic snippiness -- can redeem almost anything.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 7, 2010
Rich in cliché and brimming with the sort of potent idiocy that can only be found in January-release romantic comedies, Leap Year manages to do every possible thing wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 7, 2010
The problem isn't the absence of chemistry but the presence of too much of the wrong kind. The sense of cold antagonism that initially develops between the primary characters is so strong that it lingers throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 7, 2010
Amy Adams and Matthew Goode have the charm necessary to float a romantic comedy like Leap Year, and this is a story that needs their buoyancy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 6, 2010
Lovely woman, Amy Adams, just a delightful on-screen presence, and a fine actress, as well. What's she doing in this?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 6, 2010
If the young Ann-Margret had been allowed to wiggle her brain as much as her bod, she might have come off something like Amy Adams. Is there an actress today who can suffuse a single scene with so many infectious mood swings?
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 6, 2010
It's a romantic comedy. We know where this is going. Tucker & Co. don't seem to realize that it's not the destination, it's the witty, winsome journey that counts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 5, 2010
Adams and Goode are both appealing, but you can write Leap Year's opposites-attract itinerary yourself.