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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Reviews

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
Christian Toto
Big Hollywood
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
October 23, 2012
'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' is funny, but also profound and tragic.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Kofi Outlaw
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
September 30, 2012
A heartfelt romantic-comedy that turns a predictable story into a genuinely enjoyable adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat
September 27, 2012
Seeking a Friend is two potentially great films fused into one. Unfortunately, the two halves don't peacefully coincide...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jonathan Lack
We Got This Covered
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
Matt Looker
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Justin Craig
September 10, 2012
Each scene plays out like a cleverly crafted vignette that gives the film a freshness and propulsion often missing from the romantic comedy genre. It also doesn't hurt to throw the looming apocalypse in there for good measure.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 28, 2012
Writer/director Lorene Scafaria moves her apocalyptic rom-com into new territory for such a formula-driven genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Don Groves
August 23, 2012
Heart and humour in the countdown to Armageddon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tara Brady
Irish Times
July 15, 2012
Lorene Scafaria, the screenwriter behind Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, makes a charming directorial debut with Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
July 14, 2012
A funnier, deadly ironic ending was surely on the cards, but even without, this is a disarming, largely entertaining smattering of philosophies and worldviews.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 14, 2012
Scafaria makes sure that the apocalypse may be in full impact but the importance of having each other at the last moment is the lasting, comforting thought.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Mail
July 13, 2012
With a few surprises in store and some good music choices, this is a little gem of a film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jon Hamblin
SFX Magazine
July 13, 2012
Brilliantly sweet and snarky.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alan Jones
Radio Times
July 13, 2012
Intelligence and subtle wit inform debut director Lorene Scafaria's heartfelt look at unlikely romance blossoming in the shadow of Earth's obliteration by a giant asteroid.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
July 12, 2012
All the heightened emotions and the outrageous urgency of [romantic comedies] are actually appropriate here. All the absurdities that define the genre -- not accidentally but deliberately -- suddenly work in its favor, and not against it.

Sky Movies
July 11, 2012
The mash-up of skewed love and black humour shouldn't work...but it does thanks to the off-kilter chemistry between Carell and Knightley and a narrative that touchingly propels their burgeoning romance to the bitter end.
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