The Dilemma Reviews

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January 28, 2011
As cumbersome and drawn out as a slowly deflating tire, this cinematic collision between Vaughn's celebrated funny-surly persona and Howard's earnest pedigree is a bore -- and a serious miscalculation.
January 26, 2011
Rather less fun than a badly executed coronary bypass.
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.
January 21, 2011
A comedy without laughs, and a drama without tension.
January 20, 2011
This collapses into comic mayhem, falling-out-of-trees slapstick, snore-bore misunderstandings and a sizeable distance between laughs.
January 20, 2011
A suspenseless marathon of misguided male loyalty. Nothing's funny. Nothing's real.
January 20, 2011
Pious, intense and often hectoringly implausible, the movie runs on empty while making loud "vroom-vroom" sounds.
January 20, 2011
Junk-food cinema in its most elementary form. If you're lucky you'll have forgotten everything about this film by the time you leave the building.
January 18, 2011
It lacks faith in its story, characters and audience.
January 18, 2011
Perhaps the late Blake Edwards could have found a balance between slapstick and psychodrama, but Ron Howard can't get the pacing right, and Allan Loeb's script is even wordier than the one he wrote for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
January 16, 2011
Ends with 20 minutes of apologies, a round robin of regret that downshifts the film's sputtering energy into park.
January 15, 2011
The filmmakers just don't know what to do about the ladies.
January 14, 2011
The film is hardly a disaster. It has some effective comedy and a sense of reality but it's not the kind of engrossing package that Ron Howard usually delivers.
January 14, 2011
Bromances being what they are, Vince's sharp pang of disappointment might have been worth pursuing but, Ron Howard being who he is, not a chance.
January 14, 2011
Let's have a toast for Vince Vaughn, shall we?
January 14, 2011
Can we ever truly know someone? Can we even answer the question? Probably not, but The Dilemma gets credit for trying.
January 14, 2011
Torn between establishing itself as a bromantic comedy or a relationship potboiler, the movie meets the requirements of neither. It is unsatisfying in general.
January 14, 2011
The script by Allan Loeb careens all over the place without ever coming to rest on anything interesting.
January 14, 2011
A very poor effort from a talented group of people, this is a terrible movie wrapped in a glossy package.
January 14, 2011
The January movie burial ground claims another victim. RIP.
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