75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A bittersweet relationship drama with enough honest emotion and gentle humor to move even the steeliest heart.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Mr. Walken performs with a marvelously minimalist precision.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

Slick, well-packaged emotional drama.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Who would have guessed that, among all the cutesy curves in Around the Bend, the guy walking the straightest line is Christopher Walken?
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie, unfortunately, doesn't really work; it's one of those films where the characters always seem to be Behaving, as if ordinary life has to be jacked up into eccentricity.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The result is a curious hash: warmly funny in the comic scenes and shamelessly sentimental during the sad bits, of which there are many.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Around the Bend doesn't inspire one to care.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

For the silent masses who cherish those "Hallmark Hall of Fame" specials, but wish they had just a little more profanity, the release of Around the Bend is occasion to rejoice.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Might as well have been titled "That Kentucky Fried Chicken Movie." That's how it will be referred to, anyway, though some people may insert an adjective such as "convoluted," "disappointing," or "anti-climactic" before the name of the fast-food franchise.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
It's the showy story, script, and even staging that wear a fella out in this relentlessly precious feature debut by writer-director Jordan Roberts.
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46 out of 100
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