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Liberal Arts Reviews

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January 9, 2017
Liberal Arts seems aggressively cheery, determinedly lacking in negativity, and very affirming in its protagonist's masculine heroism. None of it is a surprise, and as a result, not much of it is very good, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 3, 2013
LIBERAL ARTS never manages to turn these great performances and familiar dilemmas into something substantial.
October 7, 2012
"I echo you on Beethoven: wow!" Josh writes to Elizabeth. I paraphrase you on Liberal Arts, sir: yeugh!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 4, 2012
You'd do well to take the film's advice: read a book instead.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 5, 2012
The dialogue and relationships give "Liberal Arts" a warm if shallow glow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 12, 2012
Full of quippy dialogue, banal observations, paper-thin characters and pat resolutions, Liberal Arts is two deodorant commercials away from being a forgettable new TV sitcom.
October 4, 2012
The narrative is also too sluggish but there are moments of charm and humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 27, 2012
Radnor's annoyingly passive protagonist sports wide-eyed stares of wonderment, as if he got lost somewhere between the upper quad and the campus bookstore. Neither pass nor fail, this project's an 'incomplete.'
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
September 13, 2012
Josh Radnor's Jesse is not a likable character in any sense, and more than anything you wish he'd just grow up already.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 12, 2012
Radnor's problem stems from his casting prowess: Jenkins, Janney and Olsen are all so pleasurably adept in their parts that the film's star suffers by comparison. Jesse needs more than Josh Radnor's glibness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 28, 2012
A writer/director/star, casting himself as the guy who's irresistible to all sorts of women? Woody Allen's been pulling that trick for about 40 years.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 13, 2012
Like a too-ardent admirer who sends unwanted poems, the movie's squishy heart is too much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 5, 2012
Radnor sure has a lot of ideas for his gently diverting romantic comedy, but he hops from one to another without much depth or staying power, leaving you with a big "So what?" at the end.
September 20, 2012
Comes tantalizingly close to reaching its potential, but a few ill-advised missteps keep it from passing with honors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
September 14, 2012
Josh Radnor is a nice-looking, button-eyed, completely harmless sitcom personality ("How I Met Your Mother," apparently) who has gotten the impression he's a filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 3, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] Writer-director-actor Josh Radnor follows up his debut feature ("Happythankyoumoreplease") with a compact romantic comedy that almost works, but not quite.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 24, 2012
A coming-of-middle-age comedy running on somewhat less than a full tank.
September 21, 2012
Move the plot ahead. Any plot. In any direction. PLEASE!!!!
Full Review | Original Score: 1.4/5
September 13, 2012
The best thing about the film is to be found in two supporting roles which represent Jesse's mentor/proteges in a script stuffed with obvious parallels.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 13, 2012
Has a soap opera vibe.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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