Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Reviews

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July 13, 2012
This is half a good film but hardly a wholly satisfactory one.
July 12, 2012
As ever, without a funny script, Carell looks and sounds like the world's creepiest serial killer.
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.
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
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.
June 21, 2012
This is a romantic comedy for people who don't like rom-coms. There's no chance of a happy ending, but its tender mercies speak volumes.
June 21, 2012
"Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," a half-tender portrait of two very lonely hearts in the closing weeks of humanity's run on Earth, is a strange movie.
June 21, 2012
It seems downright unfair that billions of people have to die so that a middle-aged sad sack can cop a cuddle with a cute, younger bohemian neighbor.
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.
June 21, 2012
Scafaria, who made such a splash with her cheeky screenplay adaptation of "Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist" in 2008, is simply over her head here.
June 21, 2012
Like the romance it portrays, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is brief, sweet, funny and sad.
June 21, 2012
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World offers the beats of a series of bad news / worse news jokes. This is not necessarily a good thing.
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