Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 30
  2. Negative: 10 out of 30

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  1. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    Some fine screen chemistry between its leads and a spikey, offhandedly comic script by young writer-director John McKay put spice into Crush.
  2. It's the chemistry between the women and the droll scene-stealing wit and wolfish pessimism of Anna Chancellor that makes this "Two Weddings and a Funeral" fun.
  3. 50
    With heavy emphasis on cliché and stereotype, has at least four false endings -- and drags on for nearly two hours -- before it finally contrives to reunite its sitcomish pals for a last drink together.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    After "Chocolat" and this, how about a moratorium on candy-centered comedies?
  5. 50
    There are pleasures to be had early on in Crush, but they get fewer and farther between. Nice while it lasts, the glow wears off all too quickly.
  6. Despite some jaunty performances and its pretty Cotswolds locale, the film, in the end, is hardly a pleasure at all.
  7. Andie MacDowell bursts out of her good-girl cocoon in Crush to become a bright, bad butterfly: drinking, smoking, flirting with Ecstasy, having moaning sex on a tombstone just minutes after the funeral of a friend.
  8. MacDowell, Staunton and Chancellor are terrific, tearing into their juicy roles and reveling in first-time feature writer-director Jim McKay's sharp-tongued dialogue.
  9. In the future, as recorded in the bible of British cinema, it will be written that "Four Weddings and a Funeral" begat "The Full Monty" which begat "Billy Elliot" which begat way too many pale imitations struggling to peddle the same brand of sloppy sentimentality. Amen.
  10. Crush is that strange mixed bag -- an otherwise wretched movie in which an actress gets to do some of her best work.
  11. New York Daily News
    Reviewed by: Jack Mathews
    The tragedy that separates the Good Crush from the Bad Crush is a cleaver that severs the film's relationship with reality.
  12. For women who smoke and drink like fiends, the trio of pre-owned babes in this weirdly rotten femme-porn romance have awfully good, unwrinkled complexions.
  13. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    The script's foolish contrivances crush its content.
  14. 40
    The sudden, radical change of tone is something far beyond Mr. McKay's nascent abilities as a filmmaker, and Crush never really rights itself.

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