Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. 100
    Here is a rare movie that begins by telling us how it will end and is about how the hero has no idea why.
  2. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    Much like the actual summer (the season, not the character), we never wanted it to end.
  3. Reviewed by: Scott Knopf
    You're going to hear a lot about 500 Days of Summer over the next few months. All of the good stuff is true. Any bad stuff you hear is not.
  4. It's a feat of star acting, and it helps make (500) Days not just bitter or sweet but everything in between.
  5. 100
    Visually witty, flawlessly played romantic comedy.
  6. Reviewed by: Michael Ordona
    Something seldom seen: an original romantic comedy.
  7. 88
    A different kind of love story: an honest one that takes a piece out of you.
  8. 88
    This is a romantic comedy that makes the concept of romantic comedies appealing again -- that reminds you how resonant and transporting they can be when they're done right.
  9. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Much like Annie Hall did for a previous generation, (500) Days of Summer may be the movie that best captures a contemporary romantic sensibility.
  10. 88
    The casting is perfect. Webb has chosen leads who are familiar but not overexposed, and who are on equal footing (neither overshadows the other).
  11. You know how people say that they don't make romantic comedies like they used to? Turns out they do. At least, director Marc Webb does -- and has -- with his clever and sweet debut, 500 Days of Summer.
  12. A movie that will be discovered, embraced and shared with friends like a favorite record album.
  13. 83
    The film does a lovely job of balancing emotional clarity, formal trickery, pop sweetness, and heartfelt narrative. It is, yes, cute, and it is, yes, quirky. And it is entirely justified, estimable and loveable in being those things.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 550 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 24 out of 193
  1. NilesH
    Jan 22, 2010
    Loved everything about this film.
  2. JillS.
    Apr 18, 2010
    Awesome movie,my favourite of all time.Better than Avatar!(In my opinion).
  3. ShaunQ
    Jan 30, 2010
    It's a travesty that this movie has a lower score on metacritic than District 9. You won't be disappointed by seeing it.