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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Reviews

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
J. Olson
April 17, 2016
Carell could have given the performance of his life (he doesn't), and the film would have remained a cliché-ridden mess with a narrative built on convenience and coincidence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jessica Lambert
Little White Lies
July 12, 2012
A failed attempt to mix genres, made worse by a lot of misplaced schmaltz.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
L. Thompson
E! Online
June 22, 2012
It can be quite funny when they encounter crazies, but the earnest parts are a killer, and may elicit more groans than laughs overall.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Matt Patches
June 20, 2012
The road trip loses steam as it chugs along, with the film's insistence to avoid Hollywood disaster tropes taking a toll on the entertainment value.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
June 21, 2012
Think of it as a greeting-card version of the end of times. Self-consciously winsome. Decorous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Emma Simmonds
The List
June 25, 2012
Feeble and cloying from midway to its final throes, it begins with a bang but - inappropriately for the scenario - goes out with a whimper.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jason Zingale
June 21, 2012
There's nothing very funny about the apocalypse, and as a result, Seeking a Friend is never able to become the movie it wants to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
June 21, 2012
[Scafaria] stumbles in her efforts to craft a love story between Dodge and Penny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Alonso Duralde
June 21, 2012
While there are some amusing moments involving the film's stellar cast of second bananas, the "quirky" and utterly artificial love story at its center makes Armageddon feel like the preferable option.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
June 21, 2012
What it doesn't have is a way of making sense of its comic and dramatic strains, together, in the same movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
June 18, 2012
A predictable, drawn-out romantic comedy that happens to be set in the shadow of impending apocalypse.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
July 12, 2012
It's played out in such a saccharine and whimsical manner that the only impact felt is that of the asteroid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
June 22, 2012
Loved the first 20 minutes or so. What starts out as an engaging comedy-drama lurches into a clunky road movie-wimpy love story.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Phil Villarreal
OK! Magazine
June 22, 2012
Turns out the coming obliteration of creation not only distorts the judgment of romantic leads, but also filmmakers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
July 11, 2012
Carell and Knightley do their best to make it lively and touching but the characters are, by turns, dull and irritating, and I never really believed in or cared about their relationship.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
June 26, 2012
Even if there weren't really only 21 days left until the world goes kablooey, you wouldn't want to waste your precious time watching this.
Nora Lee Mandel
June 23, 2012
[A]musing flashes of imagination. . . . turn into a conventional road movie, with usual. . . quirky characters. . . Carell and Knightley [not] a convincing romantic couple.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Robert Levin
June 22, 2012
The film doesn't go far enough in exploring the unique setting, playing things safe when they should be outrageous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Vejvoda
IGN Movies
June 21, 2012
Like a comet that narrowly avoids colliding with Earth, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World misses the mark.
Full Review | Original Score: 6 out of 10
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