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Ruby Sparks Reviews

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January 26, 2018
Screenwriter/actress Zoe Kazan shows signs of potential, but she fluffs up Sparks instead of examining its darker elements.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 20, 2016
Ruby Sparks is a good little cute 'n' clever (dare I call it... quirky?) movie, and it's possible that the degree to which I'm frustrated with it is solely due to the fact that I hoped for something different, something more.
October 30, 2012
Displaying a self-confidence that would put Muhammad Ali to shame, Kazan has cast herself as her real-life boyfriend's fantasy woman.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 27, 2012
...this is a complete vanity project.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 14, 2012
Ruby Sparks means well, but I believe it is an awful film, an unintentionally uncomfortable experience I'd like to forget about as soon as possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
September 16, 2012
Rather than being Stranger Than Fiction with insightful gender politics, Ruby Sparks is more a hipster Weird Science.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5
July 24, 2012
Assaults the audience with such an unending charm offensive that what initially seems cute becomes cutesy, and what feels quirky descends into twee.
July 25, 2012
It's refreshing to see a premise such as this one treated to a nonsmarmy telling. But the picture, intelligent but mild, has more of a 10-volt hum than a true spark.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 26, 2012
"Ruby Sparks" is a closed system that gradually turns in on itself. There isn't enough of someone else.
August 10, 2012
On paper, it sounds like a delight. In practice, though, Ruby Sparks -- which boasts only the occasional twinkle -- mostly just fizzles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 22, 2012
Never gets beyond feeling like a Stephen King fable about the dangers of getting too invested in your own writing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
July 26, 2012
Ruby Sparks diminishes its own stakes from the start, and nothing that happens in this breezy, ineffective rom-com does anything to improve that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 15, 2012
The problem in the screenplay is its lack of imagination, oddly enough, which is demonstrated by repetition of the central idea - instead of a satisfactory development of it
September 20, 2012
So it falls short - which makes it an especially frustrating experience. There's so much to like and so many potentially interesting ideas to embrace that I really wanted it to work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 22, 2012
I think the problem with Ruby Sparks is that it's never really sure what the rules are.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 11, 2012
I wanted to send everyone in Ruby Sparks to a treatment centre for the terminally winsome. A de-schmaltz clinic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 11, 2012
A big waste of a lot of talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 2, 2012
Where's writer's block when you really need it?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 12, 2012
[B]arely distinguishable from other similar tales of young men who need a schooling in the realities of not being a selfish jerk, with one glaring exception: ... this one is all about teaching Calvin that -- spoiler! -- women are people.
November 8, 2012
far too derivative of other angsty independent romances that it failed to keep my attention
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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