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.
November 21, 2012
An edgy romantic dramedy that suits our anxious times.
November 21, 2012
This meaningful film keeps the laughs, giddy anxiousness and warm butterflies from the trailer and sustains it all through two full hours of a love story.
November 21, 2012
Lawrence, in her most high-low, sad-comic turn yet, is remarkable.
November 21, 2012
It shouldn't work - there's just too much going on. But it does. Spectacularly. Go see it.
November 21, 2012
Just about everybody in the cast of David O. Russell's strange and disturbing and deeply romantic new film has the chance to act with a capital A.
Top Critic
November 20, 2012
There's nothing wrong with the overrated Jennifer Lawrence that some serious acting lessons couldn't improve. The rest of the actors are pretty much on their own.
November 20, 2012
For a movie that seems at times to have no idea what it's trying to do, "Silver Linings Playbook" is compulsively watchable.
November 20, 2012
Sharp of tongue, generous of spirit, Silver Linings Playbook is a jagged, loopy romantic comedy about "crazy" people that insists, deep down, we're all a little nuts.
November 20, 2012
"The Silver Linings Playbook" defies categorization: it's both comedy and drama, without fitting neatly into either genre.
November 20, 2012
Going deep without resorting to trick plays, the sure-handed "Silver Linings Playbook" scores on every possession.
November 20, 2012
Some movies are so likable, so naturally charming, that you'll forgive any dopey idea they throw at you.
November 20, 2012
David O. Russell has pulled off a tricky feat here, finding just the right tone in crafting a romantic comedy whose sweethearts suffer from bipolar disorder and depression.
November 20, 2012
Silver Linings Playbook isn't perfect - the ending is untidy - but it may just be the year's best comedy.
November 20, 2012
Pretty much a miscalculation from beginning to end.
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