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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
Aside from its unromantic plot, "Attached" is over-sexed, overdone and overcome by a terrible script.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Joshua Starnes
March 3, 2011
And although execution counts for a lot, there's no amount of skill on Earth that can help this turkey. The script is just too awful. Rent it one day if you're in the mood to find out exactly how not to write a sex comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Clem Bastow
The Vine
February 8, 2011
It ends up being just another one-night stand -- perfectly enjoyable, but mostly forgettable, and maybe even a bit regrettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
January 28, 2011
The charismatic leads keep this watchable, but it's a waste of their talents.
Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine
January 22, 2011
The film sets off coarse jokes like signal flares, positioned to distract from its otherwise dowdy makeup.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Sexton
London Evening Standard
February 25, 2011
As Portman preps to take the Oscar this weekend for Black Swan, there are people still questioning if she can really act at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
January 20, 2011
The movie goes from breezy and sporadically funny to plodding and dour, and even Portman's performance loses a bit of its spark.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
January 21, 2011
Former king of rude comedy Ivan Reitman doesn't get his money's worth for the R rating...'s about a fifth of the raunch the Judd Apatow crew gets away with.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
February 18, 2011
No String Attached is a dismal start for 2011's casual sex comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ali Gray
September 28, 2012
Acting opposite Ashton Kutcher is the equivalent of dropping down a year in school for someone like Natalie Portman.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 20, 2011
Here is a titillating sex romp in 2011, when the very words titillating and romp have outlasted their shelf lives. The movie is rated R, but it's the most watery R I've seen. It's more of a PG-13 playing dress-up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
January 21, 2011
It's not that the leads aren't affable. They are. It's not that they aren't nice to look at. They are. (Although the cinematography makes them look sort of blotchy.) It's just hard to care if they hook up after they, well, hook up.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nell Minow
January 23, 2011
A bland couple has some trivial obstacles to overcome and you just wish they would get out of the way -- their surrounding friends and family are much more interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
January 20, 2011
A more interesting actor could make do with those, but Kutcher just doesn't seem to fill up a leading role, especially when acting opposite the nuanced likes of Portman.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
William Goss
January 21, 2011
[Reitman] has opted to make what a friend of a friend told him a Judd Apatow romantic comedy was supposed to be.
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
February 24, 2011
You just sit and wait as the film churns out tedious brash sex comedy.
Anders Wotzke
February 6, 2011
If I had to dig for praise, it's impressive that Reitman manages to get the 5'2" Portman and 6'3" Kutcher in the same frame.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Fernando F. Croce
March 14, 2011
Calculated mix of raunch and adorability
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online
February 7, 2011
Sex, sex, sex, sex. Echoed repeatedly, the word is used like a hopeful incantation, as if by its mere repetition we'll be convinced that the movie is indeed something hot and desirable. It's not.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Alice Tynan
Concrete Playground
February 7, 2011
No Strings Attached has absolutely no designs above its station...inoffensive, mildly amusing and instantly forgettable.
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