75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Neither a masterpiece nor a remake of one, but its wistfulness is infectious, and its melancholy mood lingers for days.
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
It's a small film, and a far from perfect one, but it allows her (Theron) to extend her range as no previous role has done.
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63

Chicago Tribune

Nice to look at but too calculated and clichéd to resonate beyond its surface slickness.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
If Sweet November were a puppy, it would have rabies.
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38

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
November is when we eat turkey, and Sweet November is pretty much a fat, juicy gobbler passed off as Valentine's Day date bait.
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30

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
This is one of those movies in which there are only two types of people: officious yuppie pricks, and the beautiful folks who stop and smell the daisies. What keeps it (barely) from being completely intolerable is Keanu Reeves' hilariously awful lead performance.
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25

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A hellacious stew of romance and tragedy that gives the words "screwball" and "pathos" a bad name.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A very low grade romantic drama indeed, a love story with all the life and death intensity of a heat rash.
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20

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Beware all male viewers who enter here, you are in chick-movie hell.
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10

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Sara is supposed to be an adorable screwball with a fatal disease. Ms. Theron certainly gets the adorable right. With a comic style that's close to unerring, she not only deserves better than this junk but the very best.
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27 out of 100
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