Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34

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Critic Reviews

  1. I could see people enjoying Dan in Real Life, I guess -- the scenery is nice and the people are pretty and the songs are cute little emotion substitutes. But Dan? Buddy? It's not all about you.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 162 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 88
  2. Negative: 28 out of 88
  1. Shannon
    Feb 7, 2009
    10
    I loved it! Great storyline, clean humor, very heartfelt... definitely one to add to the family collection.
  2. Nov 4, 2015
    9
    excellent movie to watch.lovely family movie.just go with your family .....and have a blast..........story of a father who suffers this kindexcellent movie to watch.lovely family movie.just go with your family .....and have a blast..........story of a father who suffers this kind of situation actually lovely to see...haaa... Full Review »
  3. Aug 31, 2014
    6
    Despite numerous emotions thrown together all at once, Dan in Real Life is a curious look at life and family. Steve Carell proves to be muchDespite numerous emotions thrown together all at once, Dan in Real Life is a curious look at life and family. Steve Carell proves to be much more than a simple television actor and surely much more than Michael Scott. Full Review »