• Released
  • April 20, 2012
  • (NY, LA)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 43 min
  • Comedy
  • 24 Fan Ratings

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
You don't have to love dogs to enjoy Darling Companion, but it couldn't hurt.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It's fun to watch Keaton and Kline together, bickering and (of course) bonding all over again.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Darling Companion would be instantly forgettable if not for Keaton, who imbues Beth with a sorrow, warmth, wisdom, and rage that feel earned.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Dog lovers will instantly warm to the handsome stray collie mix, but they may struggle to fully embrace the amiable but toothless adult story surrounding him.
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By Stephanie Zacharek
There's too much people and not enough dog in Lawrence Kasdan's Darling Companion, and even if you prefer people to dogs, that's a serious problem.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
While it's not a disaster like Kasdan's last film, "Dreamcatcher'' (2003), Darling Companion doesn't amount to much more than a fairly painless way for the AARP set to spend an hour and a half watching a movie with stars their own age.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Lawrence Kasdan's comedy strikes a note of rib-nudging blah coyness that feels very 1987.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
While superbly acted, the dramedy plays out like a tepid "Big Chill" at best.
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By Ella Taylor
The movie uses the mutt's disappearance as a frame on which to hang a well-worn package of fatally mild domestic disorder, then resolve it in what feels like real time. Let's just say that the dog gets the best lines.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The folksy shenanigans are well-intentioned but frankly interminable, with Kline's wry efficiency the best relief from all the yowling and whining.
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41 out of 100
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