Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Reviews

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July 31, 2019
A jagged contraption of a narrative that never finds a comfortable or credible rhythm.
July 25, 2019
Scafaria retools modern trappings with old formulas for mostly enjoyable effect. Just as long as you don't look at it too intently. Under close examination, you may recoil in disgust.
January 30, 2019
This convoluted rompocalypse seems unsure of what it really is, or indeed aspires to be.
December 29, 2018
With her debut as director, [director Lorene] Scafaria has created something really unique.
November 16, 2018
The romance plays like a studio note and you barely believe it, but the movie wrapped around it is so watchable that you can let it be. This one last time.
August 30, 2018
How you feel about this movie may depend on whether you believe that Keira Knightley has a thing for John Cale.
June 20, 2018
That's where the brilliance of the film clicks in: What these characters are facing isn't all that different from the human prospect in general.
May 23, 2018
It's a genre-defying melancomedy that manages to be good science fiction and a moving romance at the same time. Best of all, it never cheats you with false optimism about the fate of the world.
June 30, 2016
Could there be a more opportune time for this topic? Will that pack 'em in the theaters? Not likely. It's hectic while lacking tension, thus paradoxically ending up both irritating and boring simultaneously.
April 17, 2016
Carell could have given the performance of his life (he doesn't), and the film would have remained a clich-ridden mess with a narrative built on convenience and coincidence.
May 12, 2015
There's an entire world out there that's about to end, and this movie zooms in on the two least interesting people in it.
June 2, 2013
Carell possesses a knack for these comedic-tinged dramatic parts, subtly layering on the pathos while slyly exploiting his character's vulnerability.
March 4, 2013
A certain generosity of spirit is required here, but the performances are excellent and the central premise ... is a solid and amusing one.
October 26, 2012
Seeking a Friend mocks the modern rom-com formula, but its apocalyptic gags soon give way to a heart-breaking love story.
October 23, 2012
'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' is funny, but also profound and tragic.
October 2, 2012
Scafaria's brand of refreshingly sharp wit and insight will deliver for her fans but it wouldn't be the end of the world if you sought the movie out on the home video circuit.
September 30, 2012
A heartfelt romantic-comedy that turns a predictable story into a genuinely enjoyable adventure.
September 27, 2012
Seeking a Friend is two potentially great films fused into one. Unfortunately, the two halves don't peacefully coincide...
September 14, 2012
Seeking A Friend for the End of the World is one of my favorite movies of the year; I loved every minute of it, especially any time Carell and Knightley get to share the screen and talk.
September 13, 2012
While the idea of impending doom might suggest darker themes and a downbeat plot, this is an altogether calmer-geddon, with a muted, nuanced lead performance from Steve Carell, a cool-kid soundtrack and heartwarming overtones.
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