Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The film seems simple and facile at a glance, but these characters and their dilemmas stay with you. These days, any of us could suddenly be Larry Crowne.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Too cute for its own good, Larry Crowne is nonetheless hard to dislike.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Hanks directs with assurance. Perhaps if he had teamed with a more agile writer, less given to cheesy yuck-fests, Larry Crowne would be the nuanced adult love story it aims to be.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
It's easy enough to accept the romantic-comedy luck of the two finding each another. It's much tougher, and ultimately useless, to buy everything else about this fairy tale of self-reinvention in a stalled economy.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
I had a migraine when I started watching Larry Crowne, and by the end, it went away. None of this quite adds up to a recommendation, but it's close. Very close.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Every scene is on the prowl for laughs at the expense of the inherent drama in the lives of its colorful characters.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Larry Crowne isn't a movie for adults. It's a movie for adults who don't like things with screens and keyboards.
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By Stephanie Zacharek
In the early scenes of Larry Crowne, Hanks' Larry is so assertively regular he almost comes off as a special-needs child - grinning into his coffee-cup in the big-box-store break room, he has all the sexual allure of Forrest Gump.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
It put-puts along like a moped in busy traffic, content to amble around but not go anywhere.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Larry Crowne is more than a missed opportunity. It's alarmingly, depressingly out of touch.
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41 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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