88

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
The film has two active virtues, too. It shows human beings in all their pitiable, noble, stupid or sensitive modes of action, and it reminds us there's always time to fall in love, if only for a few days.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This is a romantic comedy for people who don't like rom-coms. There's no chance of a happy ending, but its tender mercies speak volumes.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
In our summertime-movie world of aliens and superheroes who look all too familiar, Dodge and Penny look all the rarer in their precious humanity.
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80

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
One of the year's most emotionally affecting movies.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
Sweet and serious as it is, the second chunk of Seeking a Friend is the lesser of the two - and hard to reconcile with the more acidic comic outlook in the film's first half. The obvious movie referent is Lars von Trier's "Melancholia," a much nastier film in a much lovelier wrapping: This one lacks an eight-minute Wagner montage.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

With its sharp script and bittersweet humor, the audacious premise feels fresh enough to earn a large word-of-mouth audience among moviegoers who would normally avoid a more conventional rom-com, potentially becoming a left-field breakout hit in the mode of "Juno" or "Little Miss Sunshine."
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60

Movieline

Combines a deviously tragicomic take on the approaching annihilation of mankind with a irritatingly unconvincing and unnecessary love story.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Scafaria's movie never catches fire. The bad news: The end of the world comes with a whimper. Worse: And two wimps.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Carell's performance is enjoyable but safe, and while he and Knightley play well enough together, there's no genuine chemistry - no zap to convince us these two deserve to be the last lovers on Earth.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
I never rooted for them as a couple, never felt a chemistry in their bond. And in a romance, even one with tragic notes, that really is the end of the world.
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59 out of 100
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