Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. The intention is there, but the needed emotional maturity isn't.
  2. Reviewed by: Eric Brace
    Can a script exploring some truly deep questions about human sexuality and emotions be any shoddier and wooden?
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Sep 15, 2013
    I really liked this movie as it really did try to be something different (at least at the time it came out.)

    The acting is average. the
    tone is a bit bland and pacing is really slow.

    But, problems aside, like most of Smith's movie, this movie had really thought provoking writing. This movie really did make me look at the concept of homosexuality in a completely different light. Of course allot of the information is nothing new for many but for me it changed my perspective.

    It isn't the best movie in the world, but it did make a lasting impression and for that I score it higher than it deserves.
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  2. Jan 12, 2013
    As a production, it was ok; I did feel it didn
  3. Mar 29, 2012
    A surprisingly honest film that proves Smith is capable of displaying tender, raw emotion and the hardship that goes with it. The characters are believeable and well-acted, and to be honest I think Jason Lee gave a stronger performance than Ben Affleck. Joey Lauren Adams was pretty annoying at times, but in the more serious dualogues between herself and Affleck she shows some real emotional intensity which doesn't seem forced in the slightest, something I really respect from actors/actresses. There's a lot of smart, snappy dialogue which has always been Smith's forte. The film drags a little in the middle third, and some scenes could certainly have been shortened or cut out. Overall though, Chasing Amy is a fresh and charming film, and one of the few romcoms I can tolerate. Full Review »