63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Kevin Spacey brings another of his cynical, bitter characters to life -- very smart, and fresh out of hope -- but the movie doesn't give him much of anywhere to take it.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Grief and suicide seem unlikely subjects for a comedy. But Shrink tries gamely to mine edgy humor from the darkest places. Sometimes it works. Other times, its Hollywood-centric focus feels like a re-heated cinemash of "The Wackness," "Crash" and "The Player."
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

The plot relies heavily on pat betrayal, forced coincidences - and the sort of closure that lands, with a thud, in a tidy package of cliches. Yet some of the humor is delicious.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
You do wish Pate and writer Thomas Moffett had gone for more wit given the outlandishness of the melodrama since it would be more fun to laugh at this than take it seriously.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Starts promisingly, but Jonas Pate directs his fine cast straight into a swamp of schmaltz as every loose thread of plot gets patly resolved.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The script of Shrink, written by Thomas Moffett, plays like "Crash" without the angst or the perpetual racial conflagrations.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It wants to be "Good Will Hunting" set in the land of "Entourage," but its bummed-out touchy-feeliness is every bit as concocted as its overly jaded showbiz corruption.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Spacey is the film's primary draw, but the cast is uniformly solid -- a crucial asset when the screenplay and direction are not.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A pity-party of Hollywood narcissism.
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25

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This movie brings to mind much better cable TV shows like the marijuana comedy "Weeds,’" the one-on-one psychodramas of "In Treatment," and the astonishingly cinematic "Breaking Bad."
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40 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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