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Love and Other Drugs Reviews

January 4, 2011
Eight months after health-care reform was signed into law, Universal Pictures courageously weighs in with a watered-down satire of the pharmaceutical industry.
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
December 17, 2010
But in Love & Other Drugs, [Zwick] and Herskovitz find a groove that delivers wry writing and smart cultural observation.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 3, 2010
A slick weepie made by smart guys who want you to know they're better than the schlockmeisters.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 30, 2010
as many weak spots, but what it delivers at its core is as indelible as (and a lot more explicit than) the work of such legendary teams as Clark Gable and Joan Crawford, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn.
November 24, 2010
This movie is best treated like dim sum. Wait out the bad portions until a tastier dish is served. Let Hathaway be your guide.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 24, 2010
Love and Other Drugs is successful in small doses, but the full regimen needed more testing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 24, 2010
Unfortunately the effects of the movie, therapeutic and intoxicating though they are, wear off before it is over.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 24, 2010
Altogether, not a bad trip.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 24, 2010
Jake Gyllenhaal is great in Love & Other Drugs. So is Anne Hathaway. Too bad the movie's a mess.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 24, 2010
Too often the moral of this story seems to be "Love means never having to say you."
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 24, 2010
100 minutes of bitterness and raunch followed by a few minutes of honeyed niceness is a formula for self-negation.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 24, 2010
One or two provocative bits emerge from the incoherence.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 24, 2010
Love and Other Drugs doesn't quite avoid the pitfalls of its genre, but at least the movie has the decency to make you laugh on its way to a foregone conclusion. Also, did I mention the sex?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 24, 2010
Love becomes, for two people, the great challenge and the great educator, and at every step of this beautiful film, we believe it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 24, 2010
While Hathaway and Gyllenhaal have good chemistry, and director Edward Zwick moves the narrative along nicely, the film is too self-satisfied to be genuinely touching.
November 24, 2010
A polished romantic dramedy that won't change your life but might make you a little happier for a couple of hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 24, 2010
"Love and Other Drugs" is a sprawling, ambitious romantic comedy drama for grown-ups.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 24, 2010
Zwick's Once and Again and thirtysomething portrayed emotion more honestly than many TV shows of their time. But in Love and Other Drugs, he unevenly weds the satirical and the sentimental.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 24, 2010
What you're chiefly left with at the end -- despite two fine performances -- is a mild case of emotional whiplash no magic pill is going to cure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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.
November 23, 2010
[Zwick] doesn't direct many rom-coms, and with Love & Other Drugs, you can see why.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 23, 2010
Finally, after years of suffering through Hollywood's predictable pap, sentimental mush, boring bromances and mean girl clichés, comes a love story that is actually worth falling for...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 23, 2010
"Love and Other Drugs" fits no convenient category, which I guess is a plus, but it leaves you not knowing what to think, so muddled is its mood.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 23, 2010
No genuine ideas were wasted in its making.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
November 23, 2010
Love And Other Drugs gets wound up in a fascinating tangle of ill-advised romance and even more ill-advised pill-pushing gamesmanship. It's the untangling that's the problem.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 23, 2010
Love and Other Drugs may be the most honest romance to grace the screens during all of 2010.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 23, 2010
"Love and Other Drugs" is quite a mishmash of competing flavors. I mean that almost entirely in a good way.
November 23, 2010
Zwick and his cowriters (Marshall Herskovitz and Charles Randolph) are constantly letting Gyllenhaal and Hathaway down.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 23, 2010
At just about the time Hathaway drops her garments, the movie begins to lose focus, unsure of what really matters to the filmmakers.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
November 23, 2010
Careening from bathos to bromance to naked sexytime, the movie is like a mashup of three or four different movies, at least two of them fairly unpleasant.
November 23, 2010
There's no drug strong enough to get me through another movie like Love and Other Drugs.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 22, 2010
An unfunny sex farce and a relationship study without a shred of genuine human behavior.
November 22, 2010
Despite its dramatic pretenses and far racier sex scenes than the typical studio romance, the movie is as predictable and ultimately as sappy as any other run-of-the-mill Hollywood love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 22, 2010
Gyllenhaal and Hathaway, who played a couple in "Brokeback Mountain," have a natural, likable chemistry. At least when it's allowed to shine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 22, 2010
It's the sort of movie in which half the audience will be drying their eyes and the other half rolling them.
November 17, 2010
In the end, this is a smart movie that could have been smarter. The script feels like it was a draft or so away from total clarity and focus. But the energy of the cast and a dive into an unfamiliar world make the movie rather addictive.
October 27, 2010
Snappy, saucy and, like any overzealous product-pusher, rather too eager to please.