75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The result is a worthy woman's film and Jolie's best showcase to date.
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63

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
It's cheerful nonsense from blithe beginning to obvious end.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
It's dispiriting to see Jolie wasting herself (and a good supporting cast) on a story that requires little more than an average pretty actress who can wear clothes well and laugh and cry on cue.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Affable, but, as something with more ambition, it disappoints. Herek has once again found the feel-good path to mediocrity.
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38

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Life is a crock -- or something like it.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The movie creaks and groans, weighed down by clichés.
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25

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
This film about a career gal's date with fate careers out of control.
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25

Boston Globe

Delivered with all the subtlety of a steel-toe boot, you may be galled that you've wasted nearly two hours of your own precious life with this silly little puddle of a movie.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Mostly about slapping together a bunch of clichés -- outdated clichés at that -- regarding the loneliness of ambitious women.
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0

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Every now and then, though, a movie comes up with a scene of surpassing stupidity, and then builds from that defining moment to a climax of perfect ineptitude. Life or Something Like It is such an achievement.
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31 out of 100
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