75

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
A movie that's smarter than its trailer - in fact, totally different in tone and content? That's news, and it's why The Break-Up is a pleasant surprise to the open-minded.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Newly minted celebrity couple Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston don't have many opportunities to demonstrate their romantic chemistry in Peyton Reed's funny, heart-wrenching The Break-Up, but they still give what may be the best performances of their careers.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Vaughn and Favreau are so money, just like they were in "Swingers."
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Audiences expecting a good time will instead be rewarded with wildly unsympathetic lead characters and uncomfortably long stretches without a laugh in sight.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
This one has some originality, even though it unfolds like Ingmar Bergman's divorce melodrama "Scenes From a Marriage" - without the marriage.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Imagine watching Bergman's "Scenes From a Marriage," except without good scenes, without a marriage (legal or spiritual) and without people worthy of anybody's attention, even each other's. Now imagine something even worse.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The best bits are incidental: Vaughn's chats with Jon Favreau as his bartender buddy, which are delightful interludes of jostling ego, and Judy Davis, looking like Anna Wintour redesigned by Tim Burton as an undead marionette, laying down the law as Aniston's boss.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The Break-Up is not comical or romantic, and it's certainly not a date movie. Sitting through it is almost as painful as going through the demise of a relationship.
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The biggest unresolved question here is why we're paying $9.50, plus popcorn, for something we can presumably get at home for free.
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20

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It's not a good sign when a movie is called The Break-Up and you can't wait for the couple to split so they'll get some relief from one another, and give the audience some relief from them.
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45 out of 100
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