The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
The script, by Sally Phillips and Neil Jaworski, mocks celebrity culture but never turns too caustic. The movie, like an island vacation, passes pleasantly and all too quickly.
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Slant Magazine

The film recognizes how resolutely derivative it is, and it deigns to relish rather than efface that quality. The result is a trifle, but a fairly amusing one.
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The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
It's indulgent, but Macdonald's performance is attractive and relaxed.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
A bland romantic comedy in the Richard Curtis style, The Decoy Bride is mainly notable for its proof, if any was needed after "Boardwalk Empire," that Kelly Macdonald is a major talent.
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The A.V. Club

Tennant and Macdonald are appealing performers, but they aren't given scenes that convey they even like each other, much less that they're irresistibly drawn to each other, circumstances be damned.
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Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
If you've seen most any rom-com you know where this one's headed. Unfortunately, under director Sheree Folkson's unsteady hand, getting there is more frustrating than fun.
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Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
Pernicious tripe suitable only for masochists and the intellectually disabled.
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42 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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