Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is a full-bore, PG-rated, sweet rom-com. It sticks to the track, makes all the scheduled stops and bears us triumphantly to the station. And it is populated by colorful characters, but then, when was the last time you saw a boring Irishman in a movie?
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Leap Year could have used more pizzazz.
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New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
Fortunately, there's enough charisma in those doe eyes -- to narrowly rescue the featherweight Leap Year from becoming a full-blown case of Erin-go-blah.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Usually Amy Adams can work all kinds of magic with her wide-eyed gaze and wistful smile. But these attributes aren't assets here, they are distancing devices.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Virtually every word and plot turn is insincere, manufactured, unfelt and dishonest, and its portrayal of people demonstrates either an ignorance of human behavior or a disdain for truth.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Where it should be light and graceful, Leap Year trips and thuds.
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By James Berardinelli
We believe the dislike at the onset but not the romance at the payoff. And that's a major flaw.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
An uneven romantic comedy that feels as fresh as a hunk of week-old soda bread.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It’s unclear what Amy Adams did to deserve Leap Year, but all that’s missing from the movie is a set of jailhouse bars over her scenes.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
On the plus side, the Irish landscape is gorgeous, and Scott and John Lithgow are amusing in small roles. But Goode barely makes an effort, so Adams' frantic exertions feel especially disheartening
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33 out of 100
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