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The Oranges Reviews

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 26, 2013
The problem is that there's nothing terribly funny about families and friendships being torn asunder.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Chris Packham
Village Voice
October 2, 2012
Kind of like a takedown of the suburbs written by the people who designed the menu at Olive Garden: It's inoffensive, forgettable, and you don't actually have to chew anything.
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Guy Lodge
Time Out
December 4, 2012
The intervention of Tony Soprano, who lives not far away, is urgently called for.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
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
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Eric Hynes
Time Out
October 2, 2012
Oh, suburbia: how we love condescending to thee.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Grant Rollings
The Sun (UK)
December 6, 2012
How much you enjoy this comedy will depend upon how gross you consider the idea of a married 50-year-old father having an affair with his best friend's 24-year-old daughter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
David Aldridge
Radio Times
December 7, 2012
It's all mildly amusing, if fairly obvious, stuff and it's impeccably played by the superb cast. But you can't help feeling that they all deserve something rather more worthy of their talents.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
Kirk Honeycutt
honeycuttshollywood.com
October 4, 2012
'The Oranges' needed to be either much funnier - or draw blood.
Full Review | Original Score: 4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 4, 2012
"The Oranges" answers in the affirmative a question you probably weren't asking: Are the movies still recycling "American Beauty"?
| Original Score: 2/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
September 27, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] Barely a spark of humor ever pops in a would-be romantic comedy with nowhere to go.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
October 5, 2012
Mature dramedy doesn't deliver on interesting premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
December 6, 2012
Sporadic in its own sparkle, middling in its wit, the film will be required viewing mainly for Hugh Laurie phenomenologists ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Tallerico
HollywoodChicago.com
October 4, 2012
Plays more like a Showtime sitcom pilot that never got picked up because it was too boring to maintain week to week.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5.0
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
December 6, 2012
A tricky social conundrum is boiled down, lightly prodded and then forgotten by the roadside. Shame.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
Matt Pais
RedEye
October 4, 2012
Indicts suburban routine while indulging only in formula itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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
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