75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Definitely, Maybe gets too coy in spots, and Brooks is a sharper writer at this point in his career than he is a director. But for a film with a half-dozen fully-formed characters that spans 15 years and works in a swell detail about a 1943 edition of "Jane Eyre" - well, it definitely works. No maybes about it.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Keeps you interested in its characters and isn’t afraid of complicating your sympathies a little. In these dog-day months for romantic comedy, that means a lot.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A sophisticated story of disappointment and accommodation.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Absolutely, probably more comfortable with human romantic complication than the usual stuff released on Valentine's Day.
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It's a decent Valentine's date-night flick, and should earn Reynolds the attention he'll need to snare stronger leading roles.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Maybe writer-director Adam Brooks has made a fluffy Woody Allen pastiche here, but it's arguably more pleasing than anything Allen himself has done lately.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's generally enjoyable, amusing and more sophisticated than most films in this genre.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

The film is far from a complete washout, and this is chiefly a tribute to its immensely attractive and appealing cast. Ryan Reynolds proves to have the stuff of a true leading. man.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
To sum up, Definitely, Maybe is crap with compensations.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
There's no maybe about its standing as romantic comedy -- definitely bad.
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59 out of 100
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