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Like Crazy Reviews

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Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered
September 15, 2012
Like Crazy manages to capture the elusive whimsy of first love, only to beat it to death with a tedious on again/off again love story and two main characters obstinately selfish and mundane.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 18, 2012
The performances from Yelchin and Jones are admirable, but they just don't have much to work with as their characters are underwritten and underdeveloped.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
A well-made film with two strong leads that never fully appreciates the romance at its core.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine
October 27, 2011
Like Crazy is an art-house romance about the pain and challenges of a long-distance relationship, and watching the film is itself a grueling exercise in yearning.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
January 4, 2012
All that's left is this foolish idea that they're supposed to be together. It's like... they're crazy.
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
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
October 10, 2011
First World Problems: The Movie
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
February 2, 2012
The film fails to explore each's new partners, and while leaving the focus on the central relationship isn't always a bad thing, when main duo fail to captivate in their own right, it feels a misstep not to have expanded the narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
November 3, 2011
Although Like Crazy contains some emotionally on-target scenes, the movie as a whole feels glum and artificial.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
October 27, 2011
Every time the two of them threaten to have a conversation, Doremus takes a page from Team America: World Police and goes all "You Need a Montage!"
Brian Pendreigh
Radio Times
January 26, 2012
Wearing its heart prominently on its sleeve, this romance tries a little too hard to persuade its audience that they too should fall in love with its star-crossed protagonists.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Phil Villarreal
OK! Magazine
December 13, 2011
The film takes the path of a formulaic romantic comedy, sans laughs, acting as though the story is compelling enough to pull us through.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)
January 27, 2012
Young love's tendresse has seldom seemed quite so irritating as it does in this largely improvised romance...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
February 25, 2012
It's more like a series of sentimental greeting cards suitable at differing stages of a relationship, from sparkling first love to broken relationship to marriage and out of it ... The screenplay is rather formless and for the most part, tedious.
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
December 2, 2011
Tells a thin and wispy story about shallow, underdeveloped characters about whom I had a lot of trouble caring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
October 27, 2011
Largely a conventional, wan affair, despite its art-cinema flourishes, like scenes that start and end in medias res.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
December 1, 2011
A plastic game of love, craving displays of affected behavior over an honest deconstruction of devotion. The film is never genuine, feeling like an improvisation class project that lucked into a theatrical release.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
October 28, 2011
We get that Anna and Jacob care for each other, but the foundation for their devotion often feels insubstantial if not imaginary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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