63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Some of the most tasteless and un-PC comedy in the film is also the funniest - Farrelly Brothers-style humor that plays off the Bateman character's physical limitations.
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50

TV Guide

By Angel Cohn
Braff and Bateman have a good, darkly comic chemistry, but there aren't nearly enough moments like the brutally funny, "Murderball"-style wheelchair basketball game to sustain the entire film.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
If you want a relationship comedy that feels like last year's stuff, doesn't go far enough in any direction and is made watchable only by an overqualified ensemble, there's The Ex.
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The movie is populated by dislikeable individuals doing unpleasant things but isn't redeemed by the vein of viciously black comedy that made "The War of the Roses" and "Bad Santa" such devilish pleasures.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
For a comedy, it's not really funny.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Though there are giggles here and there, the film is inexcusably unfunny.
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38

Boston Globe

By Janice Page
The next time Grodin attempts a comeback, it would be so great if he avoids movies where he might be upstaged by a sandwich stunt.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's a pretty twisted concept, bordering on offensive. But mostly it's just not funny.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The Ex isn't painful, horrible or despicable, but it is an amazing mess.
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16

Entertainment Weekly

A painful comedy that reduces the "Garden State" star to pratfalls while many comic A-teamers around him (including Paul Rudd and Amy Adams) play idiots.
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32 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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