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Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com
February 22, 2007
The song [Pop! Goes My Heart] is a lot of fun, but ends up being the only memorable thing in a middling rom-com that needed a wittier script.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 20, 2007
It's more fun than a Spandau Ballet/Tears for Fears concert circa 1985, and I mean that in a good way.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
February 20, 2007
Light, sweet and agreeably confident
| Original Score: 3/4
Dan Lybarger
eFilmCritic.com
February 20, 2007
Watching 'Music and Lyrics' is like watching an exceptionally good cover band imitate Wham! or Duran Duran. They'll manage to hit all the familiar notes, but there won't be any surprises or any sound that's not already on your CDs at home.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
February 19, 2007
The novelty of comedic musical hooks, and the eye pleasing coupling of Barrymore and Grant, dissolves with writer/director Marc Lawrence's ("Miss Congeniality") predictable storyline.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
February 19, 2007
A tad rickety or hokey here and there plotwise, but very amusing dialogue, acting, production overall. This is a highly entertaining romantic comedy. A very strong A-.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
February 19, 2007
There are a surprising number of laughs, and the saccharine content is kept to a minimum. A mostly enjoyable experience, all told.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics
February 18, 2007
The casting of Hugh Grant opposite Drew Barrymore was a stroke of genius both in terms of chemistry and comedy, as his self-deprecating vulnerability serves as the perfect foil for her zaniness, and their repartee is reminiscent of Hepburn and Tracy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Philip French
Observer (UK)
February 18, 2007
Grant has the occasional good line (or at least he makes a few of them seem funny), but the film limps along like someone trying to tap dance in flippers.
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
February 17, 2007
We're clearly deep into romantic-comedy territory here, so it's a good thing we're also in the hands of excellent guides.
| Original Score: B
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David Fear
Time Out
February 17, 2007
This isn't just a chick flick wallowing in moon-spoon-June levels of Hallmark mush; it's the 'Macarena' of cut-rate rom-coms.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/6
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
February 17, 2007
Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore, who generate great chemistry together, display impeccable comic timing in 'Music and Lyrics.'
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 16, 2007
[A] surprisingly deft, witty film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Gary Goldstein
Reel.com
February 16, 2007
Not that you don't want them to get together, but given how destined they seem to crash and burn, you wonder if it's really such a good idea after all.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
February 16, 2007
An underwhelming confection so conceptually lazy it's a miracle the film has enough strength to make it through the projector.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Angela Baldassarre
Sympatico.ca
February 16, 2007
No matter how maudlin or lightweight a script can be, Hugh Grant always manages to charm the mediocrity out of it through his amusing and charismatic presence.
Pete Hammond
Maxim
February 16, 2007
Who knew Hugh Grant could sing? It's no masterpiece but it is a great way to kill 96 minutes and get points from your girlfriend in the process.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
February 16, 2007
...a charming diversion...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
February 15, 2007
The cinematic equivalent of a VH1 special.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Boo Allen
Denton Record-Chronicle
February 15, 2007
Harmless, innocuous froth which could have been worse.
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