Elizabethtown Synopsis
A man returns to his hometown in Kentucky following the death of his father.
Read Full Synopsis

Movie Reviews

Critic Ratings


Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Nowhere near one of Crowe's great films (like "Almost Famous"), but it is sweet and good-hearted and has some real laughs.
Full Review

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Think of Elizabethtown as Cameron Crowe's rambling amateur travelogue, one from a well-liked professional filmmaker momentarily so...
Full Review

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
Tedious humor and sentimentality bury what could have been a pretty good road picture.
Full Review

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Audiences of a certain hipster disposition, in fact, will see Elizabethtown and pine for Zach Braff's ''Garden State," the movie to which...
Full Review

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
An unmitigated, inexplicable, unforgivable flop.
Full Review

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Though it's no fiasco -- there's nothing mythic about its disjointed story -- it is a failure.
Full Review

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The film's problems lie with the lack of spark between a wired Dunst and a bland Bloom, and the meltdown of Drew's mother (Susan Sarandon),...
Full Review

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
That gift doesn't desert him [Crowe] in Elizabethtown, but he clutters his movie with plot elements that confuse the focus, the central...
Full Review

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Crowe was going for something magical in all this, but the film is so affected and mannered, so preciously in love with itself, that it's...
Full Review

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A saga of static set pieces and strenuously clever notions, this is a fiasco of a film if ever there was one.
Full Review


By Stellar_Manda
Loved everything about this movie...everything....

Favorite movie of all time

By dakonaisakoala
So I hate Orlando Bloom as an actor but I love Cameron Crowe and my family is from E-Town so I gave it a go. It is a brilliant movie. Many people criticize it (not sure why) but it was fantastic....

Good movie.

By panther96
A great story with a teriffic cast!...

Enchanted by Elizabethtown

By gilbert282
I couldn't take my eyes off Kirsten Dunst. When she was out of focus, I couldn't wait for the camera to shine down on her again. Bewitched by Kirsten's stunning beauty, her strong yet charming,...

Good Like Cheap Ice Cream

By avckc
Like my favorite Cameron Crowe movies, this movie is about living without fear, valuing love, and attaching meaning where it belongs in life. Whereas movies like Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous are...

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For language and some sexual references
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Tired romantic comedy full of cliches. Teens+.
Read the Common Sense Media Review