• Released
  • November 16, 2012
  • R , 2 hr 2 min
  • Comedy
    Drama
  • 13,217 Fan Ratings
100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Everything comes together brilliantly in Silver Linings Playbook - for the film's crazed but uncrazy lovers; for the filmmaker, David O. Russell, and best of all for lucky us.
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100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It is, without doubt, a transcendent endeavor, from its exhilaratingly smart screenplay - director David O. Russell's adaptation of the novel by former South Jersey teacher Matthew Quick - to the unexpected and moving turns of its two leads.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Family nuttiness, football madness, romantic obsession, and certifiable mental illness coexist happily in Silver Linings Playbook - a crazy beaut of a comedy that brims with generosity and manages to circumvent predictability at every turn.
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

Cheerfully yet poignantly exposing the struggles, anxieties, disorders and obsessions of ordinary people, this is a film as odd as it is charming.
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88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Cooper gives the performance just the right lunacy and doubt.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Silver Linings Playbook is eager to sting instead of soothe. It's one of the year's best movies because Russell makes you laugh till it hurts.
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Cooper and Lawrence could so easily have stumbled over the logistical bumps and clich├ęs strewn across Russell's defiantly dark script. Instead, they glide right over them, creating an edgy romantic dramedy that suits our anxious times.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Silver Linings is consistently entertaining, with its scrappy, well-drawn characters, offbeat humor and indefatigable positive outlook.
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70

Movieline

The glorious mess that is Pat's family and community is the warmest, funniest aspect of Silver Linings Playbook.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
As a movie about mental illness, Silver Linings Playbook is more lightweight than lighthearted. But thanks to Lawrence, it does one good thing most movies don't do. It actually gets better as it goes along.
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81 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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