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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Watching Bounce, you look at him (Affleck) and believe how much he's got at stake, and you look at Paltrow and know why.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The movie is well acted, deeply moving, and unlike some love stories, it doesn't feel forced or contrived.
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
There's nothing in Bounce you haven't seen before, but the movie is surprisingly unsentimental, the Paltrow factor cannot be denied.
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75

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow are so immensely appealing, and their chemistry together is so unforced, that their presence alone makes a...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
In movies with this story structure, all depends on the precise timing of the delay and the revelation, and Bounce misses. Not by a lot,...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Roos introduces the possibility that perhaps two partials add up to the whole truth, and in so doing creates a provocative love story that...
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Something is missing in Bounce, the muted dynamic of which calls forth a perhaps inevitably muted reaction.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
After a few movies in which Paltrow was in danger of becoming a caricature of herself, she's back in rare form.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Surprisingly tepid and soapy.
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50

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Truth is, Affleck and Paltrow flunk Chemistry 101. They aren't believable even as a fake couple.
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Rated PG-13 | For language, sensuality
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Mature story of fate, alcoholism, and love.
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