Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Reviews

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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.
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
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 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.
July 8, 2012
Perhaps not as funny or affecting as you'd hope, but Carell and Knightley make for good company for the darkest days.
June 26, 2012
Steve Carell and Keira Knightley make for one of the most unlikely and yet one of the most touching romantic couples of the year.
June 22, 2012
This is an exceedingly promising directorial debut for Scafaria, who adapted the winning romance Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist.
June 22, 2012
The genuine sweetness of the friendship that develops between these two wins out over any of the movie's failings.
June 22, 2012
By the end, I was just seeking an honest emotion.
June 22, 2012
It's a funny movie, yet it keeps the darkness right under the surface, for easy access.
June 22, 2012
Vacillating between unpredictability and ordinariness, Seeking a Friend doesn't exactly go out with a whimper, although a little more vitality wouldn't hurt.
June 22, 2012
A movie that may be, in its own small, weird way, the most bizarrely bittersweet and oddly beautiful romance you've seen in quite awhile.
June 22, 2012
The problem with this nice-try comedy is the nice-guy protagonist.
June 22, 2012
Scafaria seems to get disoriented by her own scenario, boxing herself into an apocalypse whose initial absurdities feel so wonderfully right, but where to go from there?
June 22, 2012
It's too bad the movie chose to go so gentle into that good night.
June 22, 2012
"Seeking a Friend for the End of the World'' has its laughs, but pretty much every single one of them is in the trailer.
June 22, 2012
Unsure whether it wants to be a quirky, sad-eyed indie pixie or a brassy, raunchy broad, it veers uneasily between the two, never quite settling into a comfortable or recognizable groove.
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