The Rewrite Reviews

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February 26, 2015
A full two decades after "Four Weddings and a Funeral," Hugh Grant still does that stammering, understated, witty and dashing thing as well as anyone in the business.
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February 18, 2015
Another Hugh Grant comedy that follows the dots without much wit ...
February 16, 2015
Hugh Grant's latest comedy is as comforting and well-worn as a heavy blanket on a freezing day.
February 13, 2015
The Rewrite wants to be a film about the messiness of life but it only has Hollywood clichés to work with.
February 13, 2015
By no means watch this if you're looking for a nourishing cinematic experience. But if your idea of a cozy rom-com is an old Hugh Grant one, this has some cine-comfort-food-carbs for you.
February 13, 2015
Before it was done to death, there was something terribly appealing about Grant's heroes, and many of his romantic comedies -- something "The Rewrite" nicely reminds us of.
February 12, 2015
It's far from perfect, but "The Rewrite" is the kind of witty, enjoyable star vehicle in sadly short supply on screens these days.
February 12, 2015
Mr. Grant, now 54, is facing the expiration date of his twinkly boyish act. And in "The Rewrite," as he plays a spoiled screenwriter and one-hit Hollywood wonder on the skids, you can feel the strain as he goes through the routine one more time.
February 12, 2015
That "The Rewrite," an entirely unsurprising romantic comedy, works as well as it does is entirely due to one factor: Hugh Grant.
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February 12, 2015
Hanging out with Keith and Holly in this kindly, observant movie is a perfectly pleasant way to pass ninety-odd minutes.
February 12, 2015
It's the fourth collaboration between Grant and writer-director Marc Lawrence, and it could be their strongest outing to date.
February 12, 2015
The title of this Hugh Grant romantic dramedy feels like a challenge, so we'll bite: The performances are strong, but a rewrite - or two - was definitely in order.
February 12, 2015
Once in a while, Grant tosses off a funny line; more often, he's too busy mouthing Lawrence's patronizations.
February 11, 2015
The Rewrite talks a good game about second chances, but for Grant, it's merely more of the same old.
February 11, 2015
Lawrence's script for "The Rewrite'' could have used one, and his direction is uneven, but it's still rewarding watching Grant dispensing his dithery charm surrounded by old pros.
February 9, 2015
Bright-toned performances by J. K. Simmons, as Keith's department chairman, and Allison Janney, as a stiff-necked colleague, provide deft distractions from the didactic strain.
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November 13, 2014
Keith is presented upfront as such an obnoxiously self-oriented, morally wayward figure that Grant's fidgety charms have to work overtime to sustain audience engagement with its big-fish-out-of-water narrative.
October 14, 2014
Those who hoped that playing a ferocious cannibal in 'Cloud Atlas' might have got Hugh Grant's thespian juices flowing again are in for a disappointment.
October 10, 2014
The latest Hugh Grant rom-com, The Rewrite is unlikely to serve up any third-act surprises. However, it's a well-crafted piece, full of persuasive character detail and genuinely funny dialogue.
October 10, 2014
Grant and Tomei work well together (they aren't doing anything new but seeing their shtick grafted together proves satisfying).
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