Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Wilson has a scene near the end with Marley that's the most wrenchingly tender acting of his career.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The humans, particularly the wistful Wilson, deadpan Alan Arkin (as Grogan's editor) and Nathan Gamble, a 10-year-old who plays the eldest Grogan child, are very affecting. Aniston, who has great offbeat comic timing, doesn't quite find her rhythm here.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
When Marley is not on the screen, Wilson and Aniston demonstrate why they are gifted comic actors. They have a relationship that's not too sitcomish, not too sentimental, mostly smart and realistic.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie is torn. It wants to honestly explore the natural wear-and-tear of the Grogan marriage. But it also seems OK with being something that could pass as a midseason replacement on ABC.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A warm and fuzzy family movie, but you do wish that at least once someone would upstage the dog.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
This love letter to man's best friend will make dog fanciers roll over and do tricks. It's so warmhearted, you'll want to run out and hug the nearest big, sloppy mutt. And while you're watching it, have your handkerchief ready.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Marley & Me might be easy to watch, but -- even for die-hard canine lovers -- it's as easy to forget.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
If characters talking to dogs and dog reaction shots are some of your favorite things, add some stars to this review.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Watching the stars try to out-cutesy the mutt is one for the puke bucket.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
You'd have to be made of granite to resist all the charms of a free-spirited, 100-pound Lab. Yet the production manages, against heavy odds, to make its canine star an incorrigible bore.
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53 out of 100
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