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Love and Other Drugs Reviews

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Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered
November 9, 2013
Love and Other Drugs isn't a perfect film, and Zwick has certainly done better, but for what it is, it's mostly watchable and fairly enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 14, 2013
This movie is far from your standard romantic comedy. It's a deeper film that touches on heavier emotional moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 26, 2013
Zwick and his writing partners, Marshall Herskovitz and Charles Randolph, overextend their scope by a wide margin.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
January 27, 2013
Lacks a certain something, but not chemistry between Jake and Anne. They set off real sparks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
Charismatic turns from its two stars provide the heartbeat for the movie, which resembles director Edward Zwick's TV show thirtysomething with its insight into male/female intimacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
March 2, 2011
"Love & Other Drugs" may have one foot in comedy and the other in the sickness-of-the-week genre, but that's the way life plays out sometimes.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Rebecca Barry Hill
Flicks.co.nz
January 11, 2011
It isn't bashful at all, incorporating plenty of sex and humour; you'll feel like you're sleeping with them too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
January 11, 2011
For it's hard work, sadly the film's two heartfelt, emotional scenes are wholly undermined by some awful soundtracking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
January 4, 2011
Interesting ideas lurk, tantalisingly, underneath the romcom formula and yet every brave move Zwick and his co-writers make is countered by something weak and formulaic, as if in apology.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
December 30, 2010
Beneath the gloss is the deeply unsatisfying feeling that Zwick isn't telling us enough about Parkinson's.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Risley
Sky Movies
December 29, 2010
It's certainly its own brand of cinematic viagra - guaranteed to arouse and, in the short run at least, perk up tired romcom audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Olly Richards
Empire Magazine
December 27, 2010
Well above the standards of your average romantic comedy, it's funny, sexy and smart. It's just not smart enough to stick to its guns to the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Anna Smith
Time Out
December 27, 2010
Ultimately, the unsettled tone undermines the romantic conclusion. Still, you've got to admire the ambition it shares with its cocky hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
December 27, 2010
By no means perfect, but Gyllenhaal and Hathaway are a match made in heaven.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Sexton
London Evening Standard
December 24, 2010
They gaze intently at each other a lot. Is that all it takes? Maybe. A useful date movie, then.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Karen Krizanovich
Radio Times
December 23, 2010
It isn't quite Love Story, but comes close.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 23, 2010
This engaging film blends a true story with fiction, morphing from a rom-com into a moving drama as it goes along. In addition, it's a sharply well-aimed jab at the pharmaceutical world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Leo Robson
Financial Times
December 22, 2010
A pleasant surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
December 22, 2010
An enjoyable and ultimately moving drama that transcends its potentially mawkish subject matter thanks to a strong script and terrific performances from its two frequently naked leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jane Crowther
Total Film
December 22, 2010
Sharp, softcore smutty, sweet and silly, Love & Other Drugs, like Viagra, provides an easy 'up' on a slow weekend.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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