User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 108 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 99 out of 108
  2. Negative: 3 out of 108

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  1. Oct 7, 2014
    2
    Horrible, whiny, implausible. Who is not annoying in this thing? We suffer, the DOG suffers. Yet another fantasy of a grumpy old guy being forgiven for his utterly misanthropic actions by a beautiful woman 20 or more years his junior. Maybe some interesting points to be made about the mentally ill, but it isn't comedy and it sure did not need to be this long!
  2. Sep 15, 2013
    1
    Though it won some Oscars, I hate this movie. Jack Nicholson is painful to watch, and Helen Hunt is only okay. Watching it feels like a medication wearing off.
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    60
    A sporadically funny romantic comedy with all the dramatic plausibility and tonal consistency of a TV variety show.
  2. Reviewed by: John Hartl
    70
    Even as you question the central premise, Brooks makes you want to buy into it.
  3. Reviewed by: Tom Keogh
    80
    Over the course of two-and-a-half hours, the film not only gets up on wobbly legs but learns to dance by the closing credits.