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What's Your Number? Reviews

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
September 30, 2011
This desperately seeking-laughs comedy stars Anna Faris, a comedian with a lot of quirk appeal, though little of it is on display.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
September 30, 2011
With her sweet ditz openness, honk of a voice, blonde pixie looks and absolutely fearless comic flair, Anna Faris should be a superstar. But no one's found the right bottle for her elixir.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 30, 2011
Lighting, camerawork, and editing are all a slapdash mess, one that further hinders the actors trying their best to get through this failed hookup of a comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Karina Longworth
Village Voice
September 30, 2011
What's Your Number unavoidably plays like a mash-up of the recent romantic comedies that it should have beat to market.
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Dana Stevens
Slate
September 30, 2011
For comedy connoisseurs it isn't news that Anna Faris is a largely untapped treasure. The melancholy question that lingers on the way out of the vulgar yet retrograde What's Your Number? is: Whither Anna?
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
September 30, 2011
Once again Anna Faris manages to be the best thing in another not very good Anna Faris movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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September 30, 2011
There's very little personal dirt in Sarah Palin: You Betcha! that wouldn't be upstaged by Joe McGinniss' recent Palin tell-all.
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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
September 30, 2011
For all its edge, What's Your Number? is rooted in stale convention, boxed in by unfair societal strictures and holds to the belief that good girls still need the affirmation of a man and marriage to be complete.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Laremy Legel
Film.com
September 30, 2011
You can tell Faris craves laughs, and so it's incredibly easy to root for her.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
September 30, 2011
This comedy is empty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
September 30, 2011
There's just zilch here to get excited about. It does nothing you haven't seen before.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
September 30, 2011
What's the point of all this?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
September 30, 2011
It's a cynical exercise in marketing, masquerading as a maverick.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
September 29, 2011
Ranks higher in crudity than in the number of laughs generated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
September 29, 2011
He is borderline evil, and she is a completely helpless, flailing fool, and there's no reason to think they would stay together for a month.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
September 29, 2011
"What's Your Number?" doesn't know when to quit. Once it subsides into squishy wedding pornography, it is all but unendurable.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
September 29, 2011
A not very good romantic comedy made somewhat bearable by Faris.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
September 29, 2011
"What's Your Number?" suffers from an elaborate plot that traps the actors in scenarios that feel like a screenwriter's (or, in this case, a novelist's) invention.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
September 29, 2011
It's that awkward, tedious monster mash of "chick flick'' and romantic comedy - a flatulent issue of Glamour in a Hildy Johnson hat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 29, 2011
Faris is endearing even at those times when this frantic I've-slept-with- 19-guys comedy is barely endurable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
September 29, 2011
Even dumber than this premise is the notion that she can resist Evans, whose charms are particularly manifest thanks to a screenplay that requires him to drop trou early and often.
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
September 29, 2011
What's Your Number? manages to skate the line between romantic and risque, which is far more than most movies of its ilk can accomplish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
September 29, 2011
What's Your Number? is not much dumber than the average romantic comedy, but there is something sad and infuriating about it - like running into a high school friend who seemed destined for greatness and walking away realizing she just picked your pocket.
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Justin Chang
Variety
September 29, 2011
A draggy, generally laugh-free outing that wastes a perfectly good Anna Faris.
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
September 29, 2011
Someday Anna Faris will find a movie vehicle that takes full advantage of her quirky comic rhythms and goofball timing, but it sure isn't "What's Your Number?"
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 29, 2011
This movie isn't as daring as it pretends to be, but with two likable stars and a quotient of absurdity, "What's Your Number?" gets a passing grade.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
September 29, 2011
Anna Faris survives "What's Your Number?" with eccentric comic charm intact. Dumb film; smart comedienne.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
September 29, 2011
It turns out What's Your Number? isn't any smarter or savvier about sex and its collateral damage than the idiotic fake women's-magazine study that provides its premise.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 29, 2011
Anna Faris and Chris Evans don't have enough scenes together, don't have enough funny lines and aren't surrounded by enough funny people to give this "Bridesmaids-lite" a shot.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
September 29, 2011
There are no surprises but for once you don't much mind.
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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
September 28, 2011
...the film's tedium is such that by the time the final credits rolled, I felt much sorrier for myself than I did for [Faris].
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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David Germain
Associated Press
September 28, 2011
"What's Your Number?" sticks to the low common denominators of most Hollywood romances, and it ends up a commonplace one for doing so.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Anna Smith
Time Out
September 27, 2011
A throwaway giggle rather than a life-affirming mirror for that swelling box-office target: the single woman.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5