The Story of Us - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Story of Us Reviews

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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
January 1, 2000
It's so crammed with flashbacks that it loses momentum.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Rod Granger
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
The Story of Us does convey the joys and sorrows involved in staying together, but ultimately seems to do so with more shtick than truth.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
There is a desperate phoniness about director Rob Reiner's The Story of Us.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Too many long faces, too many too-big smiles, too many over-fought fights, too many cheap reconciliations -- and none of the resonant insight to justify any of it.
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
The Story of Us is 100-percent predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net
January 1, 2000
The Story of Us is a full length sitcom that's missing both the sit and the com.
January 1, 2000
Lo que le sucede a Ben y a Katie es algo que nos puede ocurrir a cualquiera
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
January 1, 2000
You can get all of this free on television any week, so why pay for it?
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
This one gets stuck in a rut pretty early on and has difficulty rising out of it.
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
This is a second-rate Woody Allen midlife crisis comedy without the laughs.
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David L. Beck
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
The Story of Us is a story of confused intentions and misused talents.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
Its manufactured crises and too-glib jokes give it a facile, fraudulent air.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Philip Booth
Orlando Weekly
January 1, 2000
Reasonably well-acted but executed without much grace or style.
Sandra Ramani
Citysearch
January 1, 2000
A film that disappoints on every level.
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
January 1, 2000
It's a film for people in a serious, long-term committed relationship--I think they have the most chance of understanding everything the film has to say.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
Reiner coaxes yet another surprisingly adept performance by Bruce Willis who once again does not lay his finger on a gun, and gets some movement from one of my least favorite gorgeous actresses, Michelle Pfeiffer.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Watching these two attractive actors verbally slug it out is about as much fun as experiencing your own divorce.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
January 1, 2000
I like what the film tries to do with this theme but shuddered as it was reduced to repetitious confrontations and hollow wisecracks.
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Tony Toscano
Citadel Broadcasting
January 1, 2000
The Story of Us is a film that is constantly manipulating the audience with sweet and sour montages, flashbacks, narration and Eric Clapton's two-ton musical score.
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Joe Leydon
MSNBC
January 1, 2000
Hugely enjoyable.
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