75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's a frisky romantic comedy with a great title and wonderfully appealing performances.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Writer-director Gary David Goldberg's script is full of complex and lively love patter, which Cusack especially rattles off with sometimes breakneck speed.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A breath of fresh air amid the superheroes, aliens and bombastic explosions of summer.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
A thoroughly conventional romantic comedy with all the usual trimmings.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
While Lane is her typical winning self, the film is mawkish. The more we're cajoled to root for Sarah Nolan, the divorced preschool teacher she plays, the more Must Love Dogs stops resembling a movie and starts feeling like a greeting card.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Short on dramatic energy, Must Love Dogs settles for a cheerful drone.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Cusack should have been half the picture, but the screenplay keeps shoving him offstage for no good reason, and it's a mistake. One of many.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Individually, the actors are endearing. But together in this charmless Gary David Goldberg sitcomedy, inspired by the Claire Cook novel, they are as oddly paired as chalk and cheese.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
This is a movie of fake conflict, fake heart, even fake doggy love.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Did Lane and John Cusack really have to put themselves through this? Here are two first-rate actors in the embarrassing situation of playing blithering misfits in a lame comedy of errors.
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46 out of 100
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