The Ex Reviews

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May 10, 2007
A completely forgettable comedy starring Zach Braff and Amanda Peet, The Ex takes a mix of tired scenarios and combines them in a way that makes the nearly 90 minutes feel much longer.
May 10, 2007
The best jokes in The Ex a scattershot screwball satire of job insecurity, upward mobility, political correctness and yuppie marital tensions, have claws that leave scratches.
May 10, 2007
After The Last Kiss and Garden State, not to mention Scrubs (second only to Law and Order when it comes to TV ubiquity), Braff's shtick, his bug-eyed, hangdog, goofy-grin thing, is getting tired.
May 10, 2007
Jason Bateman's a blast, but this slack comedy's a bust.
May 10, 2007
If you're looking for Braff's most average movie to date, The Ex marks the spot.
May 10, 2007
As it is, we are left to wonder why neither Tom's wife nor anyone working at Chip's office are not able to see through his machinations.
May 10, 2007
Jesse Peretz directs, and note how he treats the script (by David Guion and Michael Handelman) in its broadest slapstick elements. Not too well, that's how.
May 10, 2007
Even likable star Zach Braff can't salvage this clunker.
May 10, 2007
Braff and Bateman make this patchwork just funny enough to be worth our trouble.
May 10, 2007
It simultaneously feels truncated and interminable, and it grossly wastes the comic talents of Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Donal Logue and Charles Grodin, making his first movie in 13 years.
May 10, 2007
A stunningly insipid romance, marks an all-time low for actor Zach Braff -- his Gigli, if you will.
May 10, 2007
There's a prescription for making an effective dark comedy: the film must generate equal parts discomfort and laughter. The Ex offers plenty of the former but precious little of the latter.
January 3, 2007
A half-baked comedy torn between sincere emotion and over-the-top outrageousness.
December 28, 2006
When it works (which is at least half of the time), this antic romp has the off-the-wall, go-for-broke zaniness of that other great modern screwball comedy, David O. Russell's Flirting with Disaster.
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