The Baxter Synopsis
Elliot is known as a "Baxter," or a guy who never gets the girl. Then he meets Caroline.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The Baxter is just an OK movie, but Showalter's performance is the gem to take from it.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
No great shakes, The Baxter nonetheless has a quiet loopiness going for it. And it has the absence of a laugh track going for it, too.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Modest and polite. That's not a ringing endorsement of Michael Showalter's good-natured comedy, but there are enough laughs in it if you're...
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A self-consciously arch work of hipsterism that's more styled than funny.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Allison Benedikt
Michael Showalter is a funny man, but … how to put this gently … not a funny movie star.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A wheel-spinner. The more the film stresses and strains to be funny, the unfunnier it gets.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
"The Station Agent's" Peter Dinklage provides diversion as a gay wedding planner.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The problem with The Baxter is right there at the center of the movie, and maybe it is unavoidable: Showalter makes too good of a baxter....
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38

Premiere

By Peter Debruge
As coincidence would have it, Steve Carell's "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" spun comedy gold from a similar idea just last week. Virgin shares not...
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25

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A zero-joke romantic comedy.
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Rated PG-13 | For brief sexual humor and some drug refernces