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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 22, 2010
An uneven and unimaginative sex comedy about small-town losers.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
July 23, 2008
ultimately heartwarming and humorous enough to merit a recommendation
| Original Score: 3.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 20, 2008
...ultimately finds itself unable to hold the viewer's interest for more than a few minutes at a time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Orndorf
DVDTalk.com
January 30, 2008
Amateurs had all the potential in the world to be a charming, oddball delight, but it's a mess. A horrible mess. Albeit a horrible mess with some big laughs and the evergreen presence of Jeff Bridges.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
January 29, 2008
The only burst of creativity is the number of euphemisms Traeger has for pussy ("fruit cup" was my favorite)
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Marc Mohan
Oregonian
January 18, 2008
All this star power goes for naught in Traeger's film, which tries to blend bucolic sweetness with juvenile let's-make-a-porno jokes.
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Mark Rahner
Seattle Times
December 14, 2007
It ranges from awkward to excruciating.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 14, 2007
The chief virtue of Amateurs is that it gives many talented people (Valerie Perrine, Judy Greer, Lauren Graham, Tim Blake Nelson) a scene or two in which to shine.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
December 13, 2007
This sort of thing was done much better by the British years ago in The Full Monty and Calendar Girls. There's really no call for an American rehash.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
December 13, 2007
A sleazy, uninspired, pathetically unfunny sex farce.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
December 11, 2007
A strong ensemble cast spruces up a weak script in this trifle...the little picture that, ultimately, doesn't.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
December 10, 2007
Do not waste your time with The Amateurs.
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
December 7, 2007
The Amateurs has been shelved for a number of years because -- just a ballpark guess here -- it's not funny.
| Original Score: 1/4
Chad Greene
Boxoffice Magazine
December 7, 2007
Potential laughs are largely lost due to the one-note nature of the characters.
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Dennis Lim
Los Angeles Times
December 7, 2007
There are no laughs to be found in writer-director Michael Traeger's would-be comedy The Amateurs, but there is one big mystery: how actors of this caliber could have been convinced to take part.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com
December 6, 2007
It's just not much fun to watch first time director Michael Traeger aim for Capra-esque comedy and wind up closer to crap.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly
December 6, 2007
As a writer, Traeger is consternatingly adolescent and glib.
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
December 5, 2007
The Amateurs turns out to be a mini-classic of sweet vulgarity, much in the vicinity if not the exact class of the recent spate of the Judd Apatow canon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
September 7, 2006
You'll notice that the actors are way overqualified for this nonsense. But the kick they get out of one another is what pulls you in.
| Original Score: 3/4
Dan Jolin
Empire Magazine
May 6, 2006
An amiable enough micro-caper which offers savoury titters over out-and-out laughs without ever living up to the concept's comedic potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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