Dec 8, 2021
A terrific, if slightly less punchy, follow-up to writer-director David O. Russell's The Fighter.
Sep 18, 2021
Takes the audience through the emotional wringer but sends them out of the theater on a high note.
Jan 14, 2021
Frustrating as it can be to watch, nixing nuance for a heavy-handed storyline that convinces viewers of Pat and Tiffany's humanity is forgivable.
Dec 2, 2020
It's Lawrence's turn as Tiffany that will likely get the most praise, once again revealing her versatility and range.
Sep 23, 2020
Robert De Niro finally once again finds a film worthy of his talent.
Jun 25, 2020
This is a truly delightful comedy drama. [Full review in Spanish]
Jun 19, 2020
David O. Russell's eccentric Philly-cheesesteak screwball comedy leaves me cold, but may prove to be his big crossover hit.
Feb 22, 2020
You have crazy, raised by crazy, befriended by crazy, thinking crazy, advised by crazy, dreaming crazy, and in love with crazy all happening in a crazy city of of crazy sports fans.
Dec 9, 2019
Russell has adapted the script to highlight the difficulties of the characters - whether it is mental illness, friendship problems or just plain closure - to a bittersweet effect.
Nov 19, 2019
In Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell sets his dysfunctional love story against a working class neighborhood in Philadelphia and he totally nails it.
Jul 29, 2019
Although Silver Linings Playbook is high-concept fare, it doesn't feel formulaic. The story unfolds with such loopy, oddball energy that you almost forget it's a romantic comedy.
Jun 29, 2019
Fans of Russell's earlier films might lament his new career path as him selling out, but doing so doesn't give him enough credit. His work is still subversive, but now it's getting him better results.
Jun 8, 2019
A perfect storm of great writing and expert performances working in tandem, a rare romantic comedy with both a heart and a brain that rings painfully and beautifully true.
Apr 11, 2019
It's charming and challenging, even as it starts to conform to the romantic comedy playbook.
Mar 3, 2019
Despite its flaws, it's got romance AND sports AND funny family drama AND a really hilariously amazing can't stop laughing about it dance scene.
Feb 26, 2019
Though Silver Linings deserves credit for its portrayal of the middle ground of mental illness, it's as much of a mess as its characters, veering between tone-deafness and deep sympathy, convincing portrayal and cheap cliché.
Dec 19, 2018
Lawrence, so good in Winter's Bone, comes as a revelation.
Dec 16, 2018
One of the most charming Hollywood screwball comedies of recent years.