Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Reviews

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March 10, 2021
Lorene Scafaria has no capacity for the dramatics of positivity, and her determination to brush aside her more genuine comedic instincts for Instagram optimism is this film's deadly blow.
December 2, 2020
A deeper association with the lead duo is elusive, what with the pervasive reminiscing, brooding, and irrational behaviors that are never delirious enough to be funny.
February 14, 2020
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is a film that just about works. The emphasis here is on 'just about', however.
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.
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 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.
July 14, 2012
"Knock knock." "Who's there?" "Armageddon". "Armageddon who?" "Armageddon tired of watching this lousy movie."
July 13, 2012
This is half a good film but hardly a wholly satisfactory one.
July 13, 2012
[It] unfortunately invites a lethal dose of scepticism towards its cutesy last-ditch matchmaking, obligatory road-trip plotting, and thinly funny jibes at the rest of humankind.
July 12, 2012
It's played out in such a saccharine and whimsical manner that the only impact felt is that of the asteroid.
July 12, 2012
Knightley gives her most dreadful performance yet - mannered and irritating while striving to be adorable, like a manic pixie - and Carell just stares at her as though he can't believe his bad luck.
July 12, 2012
As ever, without a funny script, Carell looks and sounds like the world's creepiest serial killer.
July 12, 2012
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is as insufferable as its title.
July 12, 2012
A failed attempt to mix genres, made worse by a lot of misplaced schmaltz.
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.
July 10, 2012
Though it's clear we're meant to be moved by the big finale, the sight of these two together is so unsettling it's hard not to start rooting for the asteroid.
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