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Something's Gotta Give Reviews

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Top Critic
James Berardinelli
December 11, 2003
The problems lie not in the movie's ideas or casting, but in the sitcom-like screenplay employed by writer/director Nancy Meyers, and in the inability of the filmmakers to cut the movie down to a reasonable length.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
December 10, 2003
It's really no more than a coy wish list for all the women who ever wanted to bring Jack Nicholson to heel.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
December 11, 2003
At times hilarious and definitely the best date movie in theaters, but that's not saying all that much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
January 22, 2004
"Something's Gotta Give" gives us a good first hour... then it just gives up.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
April 2, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
January 27, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: C
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
December 13, 2003
Something's Gotta Give is trite and overly cloying for its own good to the point that the pretentiousness factor is as jumpy as Nicholson's devilish facial expressions
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
September 23, 2004
Nancy Meyers squanders the abundant talents at her disposal on a film whose look and vision seem to have been borrowed from commercials for cholesterol medications.
Joe Utichi
July 20, 2004
Something's Gotta Give is an entertaining romp with two fantastic actors, but a lack of concern for its story is ultimately the film's death.
| Original Score: 57/100
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
December 25, 2003
This superficial romantic comedy wastes Keaton's blossoming performance (which Nicholson often steps on anyway).
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine
December 10, 2003
Sending up Jack Nicholson's real-life penchant for dating younger women, Something's Gotta Give benefits greatly from his rascally screen presence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Blackwelder
December 11, 2003
Nicholson and Keaton aren't done justice by the picture's...extraneous, elongated twists and turns of the heart on its way to the pat ending you always knew would come.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Erik Childress
December 11, 2003
Meyers couldn't resist living up to her predisposed reputation with an ending so false that it's almost indescribable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
December 12, 2003
Am I the only one who's tired of seeing Jack Nicholson doing his best Jack Nicholson impersonation?
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
December 13, 2003
If you've seen the previews, you've already watched the best parts of 'Something's Gotta Give.'
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
December 16, 2003
Any hints at sophistication -- and there are many -- are constantly undermined by smarminess and cornball predictability.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 23, 2003
More disgusting than funny.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 6, 2004
Esperemos que seu sucesso nas bilheterias abra as portas para novos projetos protagonizados por atores veteranos. Quem sabe o filme não se redime desta maneira?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
December 9, 2003
A standard-issue bog of glossy idiocy and audience disrespect.
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John Anderson
December 11, 2003
All the romantic comedy cues are firmly in place, buttressed by none of the substance.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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