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Music and Lyrics Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
April 8, 2011
Lawrence has a distinct lack of ability to write anything remotely resembling a real human. Maybe romantic comedies don't really need that sort of thing but if there's nothing else going for it - and there's nothing else going for it - it would help.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Sweet, predictable date movie. Teens OK.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
July 26, 2007
Move beyond the lame title, and you'll find an unexpectedly good movie, with the inspired casting of Drew Berry and Hugh Grant possessing the necessary chemistry to lift this rote, manufactured story into something appealing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
July 3, 2007
Far too little originality ... to make the film anything other than a disposable rom-com triviality.
Full Review | Original Score: C
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 4, 2007
Music and Lyrics could have had more rhythm and a better beat...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Beverly Berning
April 23, 2007
Hugh Grant is a genius at romantic comedy. He has just the right blend of good looks, sex appeal, wit, sensitivity, self-awareness, and even more endearing, self-mockery.
Stephen Himes
Flak Magazine
March 29, 2007
"Music and Lyrics" argues that pop songs are poetry, and in the tradition of Walt Whitman, the film proceeds to celebrate itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
March 29, 2007
Una comedia romántica realmente menor y predecible, con alguna ironía sobre la música pop de los años '80 (y la de ahora).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
March 14, 2007
... this is a movie that will lose nothing when you rent it from Netflix a few months from now.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
March 9, 2007
Good-natured, melodic and sweet as can be, "Music and Lyrics" is like listening to your favorite '80s compilation: It just plain makes you feel good.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 4, 2007
Embora nada original, o roteiro é suficientemente divertido e explora muito bem as mais do que estabelecidas personas da dupla principal: o jeitão desajeitado e auto-crítico de Grant e a insegurança engraçadinha de Barrymore.
| Original Score: 3/5
James Rocchi
March 2, 2007
Music and Lyrics is a nice, light, bright romantic comedy -- a demonstration of the best and the worst of modern romantic comedy in action, in fact. ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
February 28, 2007
Despite a copout ending that dumbs down the film's previous wit-filled 90 minutes, few mainstream audiences will be able to resist its charms.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 27, 2007
This movie has more witty lines in any 10 minute clip than most comedies have in the entire film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
February 26, 2007
Music and Lyrics is not the most original or ambitious movie I've ever seen. However, Barrymore is well-paired with Grant in a story that is smarter than you might think. It's just all-around good fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
February 26, 2007
Like a catchy pop song you can't stop humming, the sublime romantic melody of Music and Lyrics puts a smile on your face and love in your heart.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Cynthia Fuchs
February 24, 2007
This is Barrymore's burden, that she consistently resists generic business even as she makes it tolerable. The next step is to challenge the business outright.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 23, 2007
Witty, playful, charming and satisfying -- an unpretentious confection that's just right and a little bit more.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Karina Montgomery
February 23, 2007
...when this movie gets a moment right, it nails it. It's now you tolerate/notice the rest that will affect your experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
February 23, 2007
Barrymore ... and Grant are both charming here, and yet there's no chemistry between them at all.
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