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Prime Reviews

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Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
November 2, 2005
Well, I'm still not sure why this movie is called "Prime." But regardless of its title, it's an enjoyable, intelligent romantic comedy that has its share of drama, too.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
November 1, 2005
If anyone is in their 'prime' it is Meryl Streep who just keeps getting better
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
Diana Saenger
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
November 1, 2005
The laughs in 'Prime' keep coming, as do hopes for someone to have a happy ending.
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
October 31, 2005
Younger is correct that considerations such as age, religion and circumstance can be enough to keep people from simply loving each other. And he's able to wring decent comedy from a sad reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
October 31, 2005
The writing and direction by Ben Younger is crisp and insightful enough to prevail, and the performances are all very good.
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
October 31, 2005
Prime is an amiable but woefully predictable clunky comedy in search for refreshing wackiness spearheaded by its May/December kissy-poo combatants.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 31, 2005
Prime sometimes feel as if the movie itself hasn't fully formed or matured. Ironic, yes, so it's nice that it has Streep and Thurman to pull you through.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Dan Lybarger
eFilmCritic.com
October 31, 2005
It's the sort of film that begs for the chapter select feature in DVDs. In a theater, this option is sadly unavailable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
October 30, 2005
feels a bit gimmicky at times, but it succeeds because it's filled with likeable characters, solid acting and some all too painfully funny moments of humanity
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 30, 2005
...hack work done by talented people rather than hack work done by hacks.
| Original Score: C+
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
October 30, 2005
...has the distinct feel of a favor.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
October 30, 2005
[L]ike what would happen if CBS gave Woody Allen a slot on Monday nights at 9:30: Oops, I Accidentally Screwed My Neurotic Jewish Therapist's Overmothered Son.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
October 30, 2005
Director and cast are smart enough to not shy away from a romantic comedy that can only end, if not badly, then at least in the melancholy tears of lessons hard won.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
October 29, 2005
it quickly becomes a one-note joke with exactly the same punch line every five or ten minutes
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 29, 2005
All the characters are likeable and flawed (just like the genial film).
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Brent Simon
Now Playing Magazine
October 28, 2005
The only real saving grace in the movie -- to the extent that it has one -- is Streep, whose scenes with Thurman zing with a breezy, passive-aggressive delight.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 28, 2005
This a prime example of a movie that you adore big sections of, but it doesn't all work together.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
October 28, 2005
Prime is a somewhat enjoyable look at a budding, albeit complicated, romance. But it tends to take itself a tad too seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
October 28, 2005
Follows a familiar boy-meets-girl scenario, but Younger turns the routine into combustible fun.
October 28, 2005
Younger ... has no evident flair for comedy.
| Original Score: 2/4
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