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The Oranges Reviews

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James Mottram
The List
December 4, 2012
With Laurie and Meester on credible form, The Oranges remains a juicy comic odyssey, pithy to its core.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andy Lea
Daily Star
December 3, 2012
An enjoyable but largely forgettable comedy drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Siobhan Synnot
December 2, 2012
It's overfamiliar stuff, played out in a sitcom-style, and despite some distinguished acting, The Oranges has limited appeal, unless you are Woody Allen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emma Dibdin
Total Film
November 27, 2012
An off-kilter script and winning turns from Laurie, Janney and Meester help disguise how much the film is hedging its bets, flirting with a darkness it never quite dares to embrace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
November 9, 2012
The Oranges does not taste freshly squeezed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
November 8, 2012
The leafy green trees evident everywhere in what purports to be New Jersey Christmas scenes aren't the only thing that feels off in the predictable domestic bedroom comedy The Oranges.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Dan Lybarger
KC Active
October 14, 2012
Essentially, the movie feels like a one-night-stand that's overstayed its welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jonathan W. Hickman
Daily Film Fix
October 12, 2012
Less predictable than other films of its ilk, THE ORANGES proves to be a real indie charmer. It's aided by the excellent cast who all stay committed to the material even when things begin to go for Hollywood goofiness rather than gritty reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
October 9, 2012
All the actors, particularly double-take experts Keener and Janney, have been in much better movies than this.
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
October 6, 2012
... deep and dark but laugh out loud funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Chris Sawin
October 5, 2012
The Oranges will more than likely be forgettable in the long run, but it isn't a bad little film and has a pretty decent message for the time you're able to remember it.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Perry Seibert
TV Guide
October 5, 2012
There's nothing wrong with this story, except that it's so mundane.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Todd Jorgenson
October 5, 2012
A first-rate cast cannot rescue a muddled script in this comedy of suburban dysfunction.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
October 5, 2012
Great cast squandered in a flimsy finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
October 5, 2012
It doesn't help matters that the characters are sorely undeveloped, allowing these usually marvelous actors only single traits to work with.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
October 5, 2012
Mature dramedy doesn't deliver on interesting premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
October 5, 2012
You want something that plays a little sharper, and cuts a little deeper. You want something that demands more of its performers, and delivers more to its audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
October 5, 2012
There's not enough tension for the humor to diffuse. What we're left with is a bland dramedy featuring a strong cast.
Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity
October 5, 2012
Dramatically flat and laugh-free The Oranges is barely a comedy or a drama -- come to think of it, it's barely a movie.
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
October 5, 2012
You know the movie has an insurmountable problem when the two adulterers, who profess to be madly in love, don't even seem like they want to be in the same room.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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