Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: David Stratton
    80
    Cheekily diverting, decidedly feel-good, tremendously sexy entertainment.
  2. 70
    This is a small, funny movie drawn from the radical notion that a love born of late-night lust can survive the glaring light of day.
  3. 60
    It could be funnier, sharper, more probing, but at its best it is sexy, and that's always something to celebrate.
  4. It's a good thing Better Than Sex, which is pretty raunchy and absolutely not for prudes, does have more than sex on its mind, because otherwise audiences might be tempted to dismiss it as a tease.
  5. Wenham and Porter make the film better than it should be.
  6. Wenham and Porter are appealing actors, and Teplitzky's depiction of their coupling has an unflinching realism.
  7. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    50
    There are many things that Better Than Sex is better than, although sex is not among them. It is better than a root canal, an IRS audit, or a rained-out ballgame.
  8. 50
    The film's greatest assets are leads Susie Porter and David Wenham, whose considerable personal appeal make its trite observations about the war of the sexes seem charming, at least for a while.
  9. Reviewed by: Ed Park
    50
    Despite the wall-to-wall shagging in Cin's loft, -- this Three Days of the Condom is less Last Tango in Sydney than "When Harry Met Sally."
  10. Neither sensuously sizzling nor daftly off-beat, Better Than Sex occasionally rises to its own modest occasion by gently reversing our expectations.
  11. 40
    This predictable romantic comedy outing has occasional flickers of ingenuity.
  12. Little more than a constant and occasionally pretty imaginative sex show.
  13. 38
    The movie's only redeeming qualities are its stars.
  14. Imagine "Last Tango in Paris" remade as a wan, low-budget romantic comedy.

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