83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Argues on behalf of the Darwinian theory that all of life imitates high school...But the argument is only halfhearted. Just Friends is much more interested in - and hilarious about - the small nostalgias of suburbia.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
A thoroughly enjoyable three-or four-gimmick comedy.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
Thanks to director Roger Kumble's breathless pacing, Just Friends manages to outrun most of its flaws. And its likable leads - the coolly clownish Reynolds and the feline-faced Smart - fill this empty Christmas stocking with glee.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
A welcome antidote to the usual seasonal sweetness.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Still, there are some funny surprises, from skewering overdone Christmas decorations to casting Chris Klein as a creep.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Funnier than any low-rent rip-off of "There's Something About Mary" has a right to be. It's crass, it's unsophisticated, it aims right for the slapsticky pleasure center of the under-30 moviegoer's brain. So sue me, I laughed. A lot.
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50

Miami Herald

By Peter Debruge
This is superficial entertainment to say the least. But if you're looking for laughs, then Just Friends is just fine.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Allison Benedikt
But alas, even with young talent, director Roger Kumble and writer Adam Davis rely way too heavily (no pun intended) on the fat-suit joke and titular impasse.
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38

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
And though Samantha is written as a sly spoof of Ashlee Simpson, Faris frantically overplays her. She might have taken a tip from Smart, a lovely, understated actress who wastes too much time in lousy films.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Just lousy.
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47 out of 100
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