As Good as It Gets Synopsis
A woman with cancer loses her hair and meets a widower who blames the world for his wife's death.
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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...
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100

Chicago Tribune

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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...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

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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...
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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

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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...
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Wonderful story

By probs
A cast as good as the script. Nicholson, Hunt, and Kinnear are perfect in performance....

Very good

By jwelch5742
It was great film. Wonderful Performances for Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt....

Genius!

By MongrolMan
Nicholson is a god! I love the idea of having him be an OCD guy because he played it great. This movie was full of laughs but still can tug on the dramatic hearts....

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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 14 & under Funny, but not a light comedy for youngsters.
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