What If Reviews

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November 24, 2014
What If is that rare romantic comedy that's able to fulfill both parts of the genre qualifications, while at the same time overcoming the limitations placed on it by the cumbersome and overused formula normally associated with it.
August 27, 2014
With his first romantic-comedy, Daniel Radcliffe proves adept at delivering snappy dialogue and generating strong chemistry with his costars, so it's frustrating that the film is never remotely believable.
August 23, 2014
As far as diversions go, you can do far worse than "What If," but this is a one night stand of movie, and not the long term keeper you'll want to call in a few days to make another date.
August 23, 2014
Up until its cop-out denouement, What If manages to feel fresh even in spite of its well-worn elements.
August 22, 2014
This is a classic romantic comedy. Classic, by which I mean, quick-witted, and heartfelt.
August 22, 2014
Its plotting is predictable but Kazan and Radcliffe make a thoroughly engaging double act.
August 22, 2014
Entertaining in an instantly forgettable sort of way.
August 22, 2014
'What If' is 'When Harry Met Sally...' for the current generation. I guess you could call it 'When Harry Potter Met Zoe Kazan....' Has anyone used that yet? No? Good, then I'm stealing it.
August 22, 2014
Scored to inevitable strummy folk-pop, the film keeps itself amusingly busy until Wall and Chan do what it is they are going to do.
August 22, 2014
We're used to rom-coms that show off hot bodies (see Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis in Friends With Benefits). With these two, it's their melancholy average-ness that make us go wow.
August 21, 2014
Smart, sweet, entirely predictable and completely engaging, What If is the kind of fairytale romantic comedy that sends you out with a big goofy smile on your face.
August 21, 2014
The dialogue is believable and funny, even if strays a little too often into the grotesque eating and toilet habits of the late Elvis Presley.
August 21, 2014
A pleasant surprise. Radcliffe shines.
August 21, 2014
The film's fine.
August 20, 2014
Doesn't redefine the rom-com, but it's a fine example of the genre.
August 20, 2014
The plot may be easy to fathom, but the undercurrents are astutely played by the actors as they're forced to confront some uncomfortable truths and, somehow, move on.
August 19, 2014
For a kid who grew up in public and is worth an estimated 60 million, Daniel Radcliffe does a convincing job of playing a normal guy.
August 18, 2014
A light, unexpected delight.
August 18, 2014
Formulaic, familiar and predictable, but also likable and well-cast, with enough verve to keep it out of the rom-com bargain bucket.
August 18, 2014
Radcliffe and Kazan are appealing, even if their banter is a bit so-what.
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