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Love and Other Drugs Reviews

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Clem Bastow
The Vine
December 13, 2010
Love & Other Drugs may well be a bodacious bonkfest, but you will likely find yourself looking elsewhere for any sense of post-coital engagement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 25, 2010
Edward Zwick has rarely found a message-based project he can't muddy with weepy melodrama, and this is no exception.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.8/10
Glenn Dunks
Trespass
December 14, 2010
Avoid at all costs.
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Eric Hynes
Village Voice
November 23, 2010
The most egregious four-quadrant pander-party of the year, Ed Zwick's latest middlebrow atrocity has been so carefully market-tested that it needn't even be seen, just administered directly into the bloody mainstream.
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
November 7, 2010
The political backdrop and her character's physical condition, however sensitively portrayed, are poor attempts at lending gravity to what is an undistinguished date movie.
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
November 26, 2010
Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal spend an inordinate amount of time rolling around in the buff, when not flirting, fighting or racing through overwritten dialogue intended to be ironic and cutting, but really about as sharp as a Q-Tip.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 24, 2010
The more weight the story of Maggie and Jamie takes on, the more distracting is the screenplay's need to intercut updates on the pharmaceutical wars.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
November 23, 2010
I wish director and co-writer Edward Zwick's film had the guts to treat Love & Other Drugs like a grown-up relationship story, rather than a relationship story periodically shoved aside by a lame and lamely raunchy romantic comedy for dummies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
December 1, 2010
What a spectacularly maudlin and repellent piece of work Love and Other Drugs is.
Alicia Malone
FILMINK (Australia)
December 13, 2010
While the two leads have terrific chemistry; this is largely a predictable love story which skims over the more hard-hitting aspects.
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
January 3, 2011
A redeemed-lout-and-sacrificial-lamb weepie, complete with a shameless revival of the dreaded Ali MacGraw Disease
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James Rocchi
MSN Movies
November 23, 2010
The only thing to dislike about 'Love and Other Drugs' is how clearly, and desperately, it wants to be liked.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Alice Tynan
Concrete Playground
December 13, 2010
If this film was a drug, you might ask for your money back, but you could just as easily find yourself riding high on the placebo effect.
January 5, 2011
A mess, but one of those messes where it's at least fun to debate the different ways in which it got it so wrong and could have been great.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
December 22, 2010
Jake Gyllenhaal has all the sex appeal needed to pull of a romantic drama, but for some reason "Love & Other Drugs" was not the right script for me.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 24, 2010
Anne Hathaway is easily this generation's Meryl Streep, effortlessly elevating a movie that falls flat every time it strays from her orbit.
Full Review | Original Score: 47/100
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 24, 2010
The pieces of a good movie are in place in "Love and Other Drugs," but they're in the wrong proportions.
| Original Score: 1/4
Robbie Collin
News of the World
January 4, 2011
At least we now know why Anne Hathaway's co-presenting this year's Oscars. She's not gonna make it to that stage any other way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
December 20, 2010
Edward Zwick tries to become Cameron Crowe and delivers a dud of a rom-com with Love and Other Drugs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Karina Longworth
L.A. Weekly
November 22, 2010
An unfunny sex farce and a relationship study without a shred of genuine human behavior.
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