75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Garlin's movie is beautiful in its own way. It also suggests that David's show would still be brilliant without the aggravation. I'm not saying that David should renounce misanthropy. But maybe he could curb less of Garlin's apparent enthusiasm for people.
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75

Chicago Tribune

If you’re a Chicagoan, if you have just a smidgen of interest in the city’s arts scene and if you’ve been around a while, there’s no way to be objective about I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

A wry movie that, packed with his well-known friends and scored intermittently to bouncy accordion music, plays like a softer episode of "Curb."
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It is a minor movie, but a big-time minor movie...If there is such a thing as a must-see three-star movie, here it is.
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
The film is visually bland and hits a few comic dead ends, but there's an element of pathos that allows us to believe in the plight of the fictional James.
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63

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
None of it really adds up to much but it's smart, low-key fun -- terrible title and dangling preposition notwithstanding.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Garlin, like Oscar winner Ernest Borgnine in "Marty," is good company, even when his out-of-control eating and self-loathing threaten to overwhelm him.
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63

Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
Cheese is written with plenty of sophisticated wit, but it is not quite convincing as a movie.
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Slight but charming.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

Garlin's directing has little pacing, and many of the borderline gags could have been salvaged with some sharper editing. And there's a shocking amount of jokes and situations that just don't work.
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60 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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