88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
An indelibly funny and touching comedy with a real sting in its tail. The laughs leave scars.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The observations about parenthood, pro and con, are quick and smart, and Scott effortlessly steals the show, softening Westfeldt's brittle cuteness.
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75

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Friends With Kids cheerfully earns its R rating on language alone, but always in service of a good laugh.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Friends With Kids takes a fresh and funny look at a familiar subject, with enough buoyant romance to satisfy audiences drawn to starry-eyed love stories and hopeful endings.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

The co-screenwriter of "Kissing Jessica Stein" goes solo as writer and director with a romantic comedy that takes time to find its groove but steadily accumulates heart and humor.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
While "FWK" never challenges us, it does remain consistently engaging.
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60

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
Jennifer Westfeldt's sort-of romantic comedy Friends with Kids is on to something, even if in the end it suffers from a failure of nerve.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Good chemistry between the lead actors and nice supporting performances help Friends With Kids survive a formulaic story and just-OK filmmaking.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
There's also new piety and self-righteousness about parenting. Comedies are nervous to find the real humor and wonder in having a family. It's usually tragedy or nothing.
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10

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It's shrill in tone, awash in unexamined narcissism - kids are just pretexts for laughs, rather than objects of love - and afflicted by explosive verbal diarrhea. There's simply no base line of normal human activity, let alone intimacy, until the anticouple finally re-examines their anticommitment credo. By then everyone has been so selfish and dislikable that our commitment to the film is lost.
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55 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.