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Like Crazy Reviews

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 23, 2011
There are some innately human aspects to the film that transcend its other limitations and missteps.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
November 23, 2011
Yelchin ("Star Trek") and Jones have a terrific, deep rapport on camera, and the result is that rare movie romance that feels organic and authentic, not the product of a screenwriter's imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dan Lybarger
KC Active
November 19, 2011
Like Crazy captures the rush of being young and in love and the inevitable glumness that arises when desire can't overcome real world obstacles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Eric D. Snider
Film.com
November 19, 2011
The couple's story is related through small, true-to-life details that paint an unidealized portrait of love - the euphoria, the sadness, and everything in between.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
November 19, 2011
Three-quarters twee and one-quarter Glee, Like Crazy won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance ... proof positive that even the film festivals can be as misguided in their selections as the notorious Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
November 19, 2011
Like Crazy is the rare example of an "ordinary love story" drama that works.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com
November 17, 2011
Although it certainly has an interesting premise with its raw and honest look at a relationship put through the wringer, Doremus fails to make you care about his two lead characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Foran
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
November 17, 2011
While it sometimes slips into annoying clichés, "Like Crazy's" simplicity and messy honesty keep it from sliding into B-grade melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jon Niccum
Kansas City Star
November 17, 2011
Simple, subtle and disarmingly powerful.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com
November 17, 2011
...a thin construction [that] manages to work more often than not.
| Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
November 17, 2011
A slow, often sad tale that unfolds at its own pace, so the audience (at least those with patience) will feel like they're experiencing reality transpire, rather than being embraced by a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Frank Wilkins
Reel Reviews
November 17, 2011
For a film with virtually no plot, little scripted dialogue, and only the most basic of character sketches, Like Crazy manages to say more about true love than even the grandest of classic love stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Justin Strout
Orlando Weekly
November 16, 2011
The stage couldn't be more set for a crowd-pleasing weeper. Unfortunately, Like Crazy does not live up to its campaign.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times
November 16, 2011
Like Crazy is so intent on being untypical that it forsakes everything that a movie work, like a plot, meaningful dialogue and characters we care about. The only thing I got out of Doremus' movie is a solid argument for tighter immigration laws.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
November 14, 2011
It is not pure joy, but instead authentic young love in a difficult situation. It's definitely worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
November 13, 2011
Awful in exactly the ways that indie films can be awful. All of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Jim Judy
Screen It!
November 11, 2011
It's likely to elicit a response of 'That's it?' after sitting through its 90-some minute runtime and especially with such award qualifications and related buzz surrounding it. (Parental Movie Review also available)
Top Critic
Tom Long
Detroit News
November 11, 2011
It's imperative for director and co-writer Drake Doremus to color the film with a great deal of blossoming-love sparkle right off the bat, and he does just that.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
November 11, 2011
There's no question that the actors and filmmakers have fashioned a compelling (if unformed) love story of a certain age -- which is not to be confused for a love story for the ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alison Gang
San Diego Union-Tribune
November 11, 2011
Doremus reminds us of what love felt like the first time - before our hearts were dented, dinged or all-out broken - when we could fall irrationally hard, with pure intentions, and no idea that it simply can't stay that way forever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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