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The Dilemma Reviews

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Ali Gray
September 28, 2012
The Dilemma is quite enjoyable until its characters stop behaving like rational adults and start acting like they've just realised they've got a film to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Silas Lesnick
November 18, 2011
Shockingly dark, the focus of "The Dilemma" is less about cheap laughs and more about the absurd humor of existential loneliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
James Luxford
The National (UAE)
September 1, 2011
The story may wander, and bears none of Howard's usual hallmarks, but the talent involved ensures The Dilemma offers more than just your average date movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael A. Smith
August 16, 2011
This film is familiar territory to director Howard ("Parenthood") but, as always, he finds a way to get the right performances from his actors...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
R. L. Shaffer
May 16, 2011
An intriguing marital dramedy that rides the line between great and awful, often undone by lazy editing.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
March 4, 2011
Surely this balancing act involving both heartbreak and humor will polarize those who would prefer that the film stick to one or the other.
Full Review | Original Score: B
John Hazelton
Screen International
February 10, 2011
The male leads look comfortable in roles that approximate to their usual comic personas and each deliver chuckle-worthy moments.
Neil Rosen
February 6, 2011
There are some laughs and pleasures to be found here.
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
January 24, 2011
The film isn't without its flaws - it's inconsistent, and characters seem to drop in and out - but its serious treatment of its characters and their problems makes it much better than it probably has any right to be.
Top Critic
David Denby
New Yorker
January 24, 2011
Who ever thought that Ron Howard could make a cult film? This movie is a mess, but it's an intelligent and affecting mess.
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
January 21, 2011
A not so bad bromance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Genevieve Harrison
Empire Magazine
January 18, 2011
The tone flits, sometimes uncomfortably, from Vaughn-fuelled laugh-fest to relationship drama, but it's a winner compared to many of the clunkly comedies out there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Neal
The Standard
January 16, 2011
Allan Loeb's sharp script throws up enough complications and smartly rounds out the characters... to ensure the tension is sustained without upsetting the juggling act of laughs and life lessons.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
January 16, 2011
Ron Howard delivers an unconventional romantic comedy that's actually about something.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Erik Childress
January 16, 2011
A surprisingly honest take on relationships with terrific performances by the four leads. A shame it has been mis-advertised as a wacky comedy, because it is much better than that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald
January 15, 2011
Catch your best friend's significant other cheating do you confront them? Ignore it? Or like Ron Howard, make your dilemma into a two-hour comedy and name it The Dilemma.
Joshua Starnes
January 15, 2011
If you're in the mood for some Vince Vaughn fast talking that's better than average, The Dilemma will work for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Diva Velez
January 15, 2011
The Dilemma for audiences is whether they would appreciate this slight, threadbare film but for the indefatigable energy of Vince Vaughn?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 14, 2011
This isn't a date movie... unless it's a blind date that you realized you didn't like during dinner and want to ensure there will be no second date.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
January 14, 2011
The Dilemma is directed by Ron Howard, a man who can be relied on never to miss an obvious move. Yet, the film just keeps getting darker and darker, and Vaughn keeps pushing it that way.
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