What If Reviews

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August 30, 2019
An enjoyable jaunt through a stale genre.
May 25, 2019
Billed as the best romcom since (500) Days of Summer, What If doesn't quite earn this praise but it allows Daniel Radcliffe to shine as a leading man almost as magnetic as Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
December 11, 2018
The 'com' is fresh, even if the 'rom' feels a little stale.
November 1, 2018
What If is ultimately a perfectly decent piece of fluff that thinks it's more subversive than it actually is.
August 24, 2018
What If initially appears as a lil' bit of summer lovin' to break up the season's bout of action films, but has actually turned out to be something with a whole lot more heart.
August 22, 2018
Goes for the heartstrings, not the jugular. And perhaps that's just as well; optimism, even the romantic kind, is underrated.
August 22, 2018
I can't make a case that the quirky romantic comedy "What If" isn't somewhat formulaic, but I can make the case that the formula itself is quite pleasant, and charmingly executed.
August 13, 2018
May not live up to the sky high expectations it sets itself early on, but its intentions are resoundingly pure.
November 21, 2017
The writing is really what will sell or kill What If for potential audiences. It's clever and dry and pumped full of pop-culture wit, but it's also pretty vulgar and sex-obsessed.
November 11, 2017
Delightful but somewhat un-memorable, the energy of the film lies in the push-pull conflict between the two protagonists handled deftly by Radcliffe and Kazan - the whole question of love that cannot be...and hoping against all odds that it can.
August 14, 2017
With its warm colour palette of bright reds, greens, and blues, What If brings the same romanticism to Toronto that so many films before it have devoted to Manhattan.
August 2, 2017
I don't think self-respecting audiences are supposed to believe in soul mates anymore. What If made me want to.
September 22, 2016
What If doesn't take too many surprising turns to get where you know it's going to go, but it handles each turn with consummate professionalism.
July 19, 2016
If this all sounds a bit unromantic, What If certainly shows true love is difficult. For this boy and girl, falling hard for someone is a choice rather than a destiny.
July 11, 2016
While it won't teach you much more about love other than the perfect recipe for a deep-fried peanut butter sandwich, it will make you feel warm and fuzzy for a little while.
June 27, 2016
What If is a quaint bit of real life infused with the usual rom/com quirks.
June 18, 2016
The picture flirts with the clichés, but skillfully avoids the worst of them, while going into unexpected territory, both comically and dramatically.
April 17, 2016
It's a picture with close to zero new ideas, but it gets the old ideas so right that no one is likely to care.
February 28, 2015
Rafe Spall makes an enjoyably obnoxious fall guy - literally so, in one farcical, very funny scene.
January 12, 2015
The engaging lead performances and wit between the lines make the movie's winning parts outweigh the contrived parts.
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