75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Dedication works anyway, thanks to Theroux's jumping visuals and Crudup's jumpy performance.
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
A pleasingly weird, dryly funny little indie.
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70

Film Threat

This is a decent flick, it is just I have seen this a few times before.
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
A strong cast that flounders in profoundly unappealing material.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
In the end, all the bitterness seems like window-dressing to disguise a trite story.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is a first-time directorial effort by Justin Theroux, a splendid actor, son of the writer Phyllis, nephew of the novelist Paul. He might have done better to have taken on something by them.
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50

Chicago Tribune

Frame by frame, Crudup is fascinating.
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38

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Unlike most of what Moore has been in, Dedication is unlikely to delight retirement homes on movie night. But it's not imaginative, lively, or true enough to speak to its intended audience of American Apparel shoppers, either. It's a slog.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
It's a romantic comedy, though neither funny nor romantic. It's a ghost story, though not scary. It's a satire about publishing, but without teeth.
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30

Wall Street Journal

Tiresome, pretentious.
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50 out of 100
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