100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Nothing more (or less) than an enchanting light comedy of romantic confusion... It's a movie that understands love because it understands pain.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The movie also fights for what it wants - to touch us in the course of entertaining us - and it succeeds, with its zinger-studded script that transcends clumsy mechanics and a spirited cast that includes Marisa Tomei as a nymphomaniacal middle-school teacher, and Jonah Bobo as a lovesick eighth-grader.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
What makes Crazy Stupid Love a cut above is actors who let pain seep into the laughs. Here's a comedy you really can take to heart.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Men will watch Crazy, Stupid, Love thinking they're finding out things about women, but if anything, this movie works the other way. Women will get a glimpse into the male mind.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
In the end, Ficarra and Requa take all the formula ingredients and blend them into a satisfying - and tasty - concoction. "A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy," meet "All's Well That Ends Well."
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The fun is in watching these robustly generic people trip over and pinball off of each other, seeing them eddy around Carell, who as the straight man here is getting dangerously close to Greg Kinnear's territory - where comedy is too self-serious to laugh at.
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70

NPR

By Bob Mondello
Grant the filmmakers the efficiency of their plotting, even if it reduces characters to types. And credit them with having assembled a cast capable of making the film's craziness and stupidity appealing, even if hitching actors of the caliber of Moore and Gosling (and to a lesser extent Carell and Stone) to material this thin is a little like hitching a Saturn rocket to a go-cart.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The movie suffers perhaps from too many characters and subplots but all the actors appear to have fun with their characters.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Sometimes Crazy, Stupid, Love captures the complexity, humor and sweetness of relationships. But in several scenes, the film takes that insight and replaces it with farcical coincidences and strained scenarios that undercut the poignancy and wit.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It's hard to ignore the fact that very little in the movie feels true - no one clicks as a couple, and there are carefully contrived coincidences around every corner.
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68 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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