Larry Crowne Synopsis
A middle-aged man (Tom Hanks) loses his job, enrolls in college, and reinvents himself.
Read Full Synopsis

Movie Reviews

Critic Ratings

41
SEE ALL CRITIC REVIEWS
75

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...
Full Review
63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Too cute for its own good, Larry Crowne is nonetheless hard to dislike.
Full Review
63

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...
Full Review
58

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...
Full Review
50

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...
Full Review
50

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.
Full Review
50

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.
Full Review
45

Movieline

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...
Full Review
40

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.
Full Review
25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Larry Crowne is more than a missed opportunity. It's alarmingly, depressingly out of touch.
Full Review

Warm, Almost Effortless Performances Worth Experiencing.

By Alon Patterson
Although it's short on action, meaning no caped comic characters saving the world yet again, this film delivers genuine portrayals of ordinary people, doing ordinary things while going about their...

Crowne The King a happy King!

By nhcostanza
Great movie as usual by the great Tom Hanks. Although I can see the age catching up with Tom in his face he has yet to slow down in providing the movie industry with heartfelt powerful movies with...

Larry Crowne

By grannyat39
Good!...

glad I ignored the negative reviews

By Breakfastman
I'd read this beneath Tom Hanks, but really!?! Has everyone forgotten "Joe vs. The Volcano"? I say this was typical Tom Hanks... meaning enjoyable. There were laugh out loud moments, good cast, good...

Larry Crowne

By jkennedylv
I enjoyed the film! I don't think it's an Acadamy Award winner, but it was cute and worth seeing. When you have Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts names as the lead actors, that is what made us go to the...

Larry Crowne (with an E) lol

By tinisa
There was some pretty funny content in this movie, however it never really went anywhere. Can't tell what the real meaning of writing the movie is all about but I got a pretty decent laugh over all. ...

One of the best.

By puzzlme
This is a clean, funny adventure about mature people. Tom Hank's writing is extremely good and his characters are so funny....

Hanks + Roberts + Dreadful Script = Stay Home

By dgkerns
Given the stars and Hanks as Director, this was a surprising embarrassment. Remarkably shallow treatment of worthwhile subjects (unemployment, alcoholism). Characters written so poorly that it was...

WHY have 'ratings' from people who haven't even seen the movie?!

By 00007946
The ratings from fans are very helpful, but why have ratings from people who haven't even seen the movie? Totally useless!...

Cute

By auntcrazy
I enjoyed this movie very much. I liked Tom and Julia together. It made me laugh out loud!...

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For Brief strong language and some sexual content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Hanks and Roberts co-star in well-meaning but treacly drama.
Read the Common Sense Media Review
POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF