75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Romantic comedy about a bridegroom-to-be who gets sidetracked on the way to his wedding, especially by an unexpected traveling companion who's both free-spirited and beautiful.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Aside from the likable performers, Forces of Nature's greatest strength is that it flouts several established conventions of the genre.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

The man (Affleck) is something of a force of nature himself, and it ain't pretty.
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50

San Francisco Examiner

By Wesley Morris
An arcade game disguised as a love story, nearly comatose with cute.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A so-so, OK, perfectably acceptable, nice, rather charming romantic comedy with two stars who are entirely watchable.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Sandra Bullock and Ben Affleck as star-crossed lovers, is the cinematic equivalent of Styrofoam: a weightless romantic comedy of synthetic feelings.
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50

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Works best as a ponderous metaphor for life's uncertainties. As a lighthearted comedy, the force, alas, is not with it. [19 March 1999, Life, p.13E]
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie has the structure of a madcap romantic chase without the wiggy, busting-out freedom.
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25

Chicago Tribune

If you are misguided or otherwise unfortunate enough to see Forces of Nature, you will find yourself the next day with but one image, one memory, in your head: Sandra Bullock's teeth. [19 March 1999, Friday, p.A]
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25

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Leads us down the garden path of romance, only to abandon us by the compost heap of uplifting endings. And it's not even clever enough to give us the right happy ending. It gives us the wrong happy ending.
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46 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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