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Mixed or average reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 39
  2. Negative: 7 out of 39
  1. 38
    Explicitly invites us to mock its artificiality and giggly cluelessness, but beyond its attractive shell the film rings hollow. These days, even a comedy has got to have a heart.
  2. 38
    The film is hapless. The gap between the moviemakers' ambition and their wit is dizzying. It's as if they thought they were filming The Importance of Being Unimportant.
  3. 30
    This brittle little confection from director Peyton Reed (Bring It On) may drive you up the wall -- unless you're willing to settle for great frocks, stylish production design and wicked opening credits.
  4. The parodistic romantic comedy makes the fatal mistake of so much middlebrow satire: It becomes that which it mocks.
  5. A total lack of chemistry between the stars -- neither of whom is particularly good at romantic comedy in the first place -- and you have a promising package that grows steadily less lovable as it goes along. Down with this movie!
  6. The plot's as thin as a debutante's cigarette case.
  7. 10
    Down With Love has little to offer besides hip sixties references better films have already made and made infinitely more hip.

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