Silver Linings Playbook Reviews

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January 22, 2013
Writer-director Russell is just the guy to bring out (and then calm) the manic dysfunction in these folks.
January 4, 2013
It's a rom-com that succeeds in revitalizing that discredited genre where so many others have failed, injecting it with the grit and emotion of realist drama rather than with amped-up whimsy or social satire or montages of people walking on the beach.
January 4, 2013
A crazy beaut of a comedy that brims with generosity and manages to circumvent predictability at every turn.
November 23, 2012
This is a date movie that caters to the needs of both men and women: American football and comedy, ballroom dancing and romance. Silver Linings Playbook covers all those bases -- and rises above them too.
November 23, 2012
Seeing it a second time has made me love it even more, not always the case.
November 22, 2012
This is a date movie that doesn't offer the sophistication it thinks it does, but is as enjoyable and good-natured as the genre requires.
July 30, 2019
This is a movie worth any movie lover's time and money.
July 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.
June 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.
June 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.
April 11, 2019
It's charming and challenging, even as it starts to conform to the romantic comedy playbook.
March 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.
February 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.
December 19, 2018
Lawrence, so good in Winter's Bone, comes as a revelation.
December 16, 2018
One of the most charming Hollywood screwball comedies of recent years.
December 11, 2018
In any event, this is a refreshing and extremely well-acted film.
November 16, 2018
The movie is a mess, but a glorious, big-hearted, beautifully acted one.
November 1, 2018
Despite the film's flaws, Russell excels at creating a community of misfits around Pat and Tiffany.
November 1, 2018
Silver Linings Playbook may well be my favourite movie of the year. Go see it. Like, right now.
August 23, 2018
Cooper manages to show that he is still capable of doing more than his traditional throw-away, comedic roles.
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