100

San Francisco Chronicle

This film has a voice of its own. And at a time when the romantic comedy seems to be a lost art form, that's saying something.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
I will say that it's been a while since a romantic comedy mustered this much charm by looking this much like life.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
It's hard to know whether this is a function of the sympathetic screenplay or of Krieger's sympathetic direction - or both - but Celeste and Jesse are endearing even when they do unsympathetic things.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
What really lifts Celeste and Jesse Forever above the rom-com herd, besides breakout star performances from Jones and Samberg, is the movie's willingness to replace clichés with painful truths. It's irresistible.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Unlike most rom-coms, Celeste and Jesse Forever delves into the complicated heart of relationships, exposes some painful truths and allows melancholy to co-exist alongside breezy humor.
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70

NPR

It's a highly imperfect movie - many of the gags are strained, a bit too pleased with their own finger-on-the-pulse zinginess - but it still represents a breakthrough of sorts, a way of looking at marriage that resists portraying a "failed" marriage as a failure.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Jones is great in the part, even if this movie doesn't quite prove she should be carrying films on her own, and the actress makes her character's clumsy heartache feel like more than a plot point.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie is sardonic, hip, heartfelt, surprisingly white, and for all its ensemble pleasures, it's squarely about a furiously prim young woman and how she learns to bend.
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The more these two likable people rattled on, the more I found myself thinking about the elusive distinction between characters talking genuinely smart talk and simply chattering for the camera.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Jones co-wrote the uneven script with Will McCormack, and one can't help wishing she'd aimed higher. Acknowledging cineplex clichés isn't enough if you still wind up embracing, rather than subverting, them.
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59 out of 100
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