100

Baltimore Sun

By Ann Hornaday
Smart, funny and often viciously cruel, this is a romantic comedy for people who are too old to believe in fairyales but wise enough to accept a happy ending when that's what life gives them.
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100

Chicago Tribune

A brash romantic comedy that has a serious purpose at its core.
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
It's a case of actors and strong writing coming together, and it's uncommon in contemporary movies.
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88

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Nicholson, Hunt, and Kinnear will win you over as they turn the film into a valentine to New York's walking wounded.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
The result takes the audience on a screwball odyssey that mixes engaging twists with off-putting turns -- often fun, always watchable, but never quite as good as it could be.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

The movie often verges on being too much; Brooks' supreme balancing act is to keep it all under control.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
There's so much good here, in the dialogue, the performances and the observation, that the movie succeeds at many moments even while pursuing its doomed grand design.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Not a positive triumph, but it does bring a smile to the face and, perhaps in some cases, a tear to the eye.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A cute premise that, upon closer inspection, rings falser rather than truer. It's pretty good, but not nearly as good as Brooks gets.
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50

New York Daily News

The material has no dramatic center, a problem pointed up by Brooks' failed solution to it -- his use of an ugly-cute little dog, Simon's pet.
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67 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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