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Prime Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 30, 2005
...hack work done by talented people rather than hack work done by hacks.
| Original Score: C+
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
October 28, 2005
Not quite a romantic comedy, Prime is a hybrid of conflicting tones.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
October 27, 2005
No movie could survive the dotty premise of this hyperchipper romantic comedy about an age-inappropriate affair -- he's 23, she's 37, and we're supposed to buy this as a May-December love story?
Dan Callahan
Slant Magazine
October 19, 2005
A minor romantic comedy with a pseudo-indie feel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
October 27, 2005
If Younger truly wanted to work out some fantasies on the big screen, Prime is the dullest, most unimaginative way he could've achieved that goal.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
October 27, 2005
...resorts to repeating the same lines with only slightly minor variations for what seems like an eternity but in fact is actually only one hour and 45 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 17, 2009
"Prime" is an above average romantic comedy that still doesn't quite make the grade.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
October 22, 2005
A go nowhere do nothing movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
October 28, 2005
A movie as weirdly titled as it is constructed, the romantic comedy Prime is proof that even the great Meryl Streep occasionally slips up in her acting choices.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
October 27, 2005
It's as if making the movie was a marathon for Younger, and he ran out of steam 2/3rds of the way through.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
October 20, 2005
A romantic comedy that's merely half a good movie.
| Original Score: '2.5/4'
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
October 27, 2005
A mishmash of a movie about a May-December romantic relationship set in New York City.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
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.
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
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
October 26, 2005
Brazenly preposterous.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 27, 2005
Writer-director Ben Younger wants to be Woody Allen in the worst way. Unfortunately, he's gone about it in the worst way.
| Original Score: C
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John Anderson
Newsday
October 27, 2005
Offers a few laughs, enough formula to fill a bathtub, and Meryl Streep, who is always enjoyable to watch, even if the movie around her isn't.
| Original Score: 2/4
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
June 3, 2006
Beth McArthur
Georgia Straight
October 30, 2005
Philip French
Observer (UK)
January 20, 2007
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
May 13, 2006
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
October 7, 2006
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 29, 2005

Baltimore Sun
October 29, 2005
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AV Club
October 29, 2005

ComingSoon.net
December 6, 2005

Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006

BBC.com
May 6, 2006
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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