Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 44 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 44
  2. Negative: 1 out of 44
  1. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Sep 27, 2013
    100
    The first date that James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus embark on in Enough Said - has to be one of the great getting-to-know-you encounters in movie history.
  2. Reviewed by: Ann Hornaday
    Sep 27, 2013
    100
    Feisty, funny, fizzy and deeply wise, Enough Said sparkles within and without, just like the rare gem that it is.
  3. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Sep 26, 2013
    100
    You could argue that Gandolfini doesn’t have enough screen time, but what’s there is, as they say, cherce. The scenes in which Albert and Eva get to know each other are delightful miniatures of emotional intimacy, two bruised romantics amazed to find someone still on their wavelength.
  4. Reviewed by: A.O. Scott
    Sep 17, 2013
    100
    Line for line, scene for scene, it is one of the best-written American film comedies in recent memory and an implicit rebuke to the raunchy, sloppy spectacles of immaturity that have dominated the genre in recent years.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Sep 17, 2013
    100
    It's clever, farcical and offers wry social commentary. With its heartfelt performances, intelligent writing and subtle humor, this is easily one of the most perceptive and engaging movies of the year.
  6. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Sep 17, 2013
    91
    Gandolfini deserves an Oscar for Enough Said not because it's the culmination of everything that came before it but rather because it goes in a completely different direction. And his least characteristic achievement is also one of his best.
  7. Reviewed by: Chris Nashawaty
    Sep 11, 2013
    91
    It shows us how rare love is — and how we need to grab it and not let it go.
  8. Reviewed by: David Denby
    Oct 6, 2013
    90
    It's a movie that approaches novelistic richness. [7 Oct. 2013, p. 89]
  9. Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    Sep 26, 2013
    90
    I can't say enough about the way Enough Said keeps its scintillating sense of humor as it grows deeper and more affecting.
  10. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Sep 26, 2013
    90
    You may or may not be surprised by developments here, but it doesn’t really matter. What does is the honesty of the characters and the absolute delight it is to spend time with them.
  11. Reviewed by: Kenneth Turan
    Sep 18, 2013
    90
    One of the pleasures of Enough Said is watching Louis-Dreyfus and Gandolfini, two well-known performers only Holofcener would think of putting together, come alive both as individuals and the two halves of a relationship.
  12. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    Sep 17, 2013
    90
    Louis-Dreyfus and Gandolfini are lovely together, though her character is the sharper-edged of the two. It's Gandolfini's Albert, soft-hearted and soft-bellied, who suffers more. Gandolfini takes the movie's small, offhand jokes and intensifies them.
  13. Reviewed by: Richard Roeper
    Sep 26, 2013
    88
    Gandolfini is effortlessly, quietly great.
  14. Reviewed by: Connie Ogle
    Sep 26, 2013
    88
    If only more romantic comedies played out as charmingly and perceptively as this one.
  15. Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    Sep 19, 2013
    88
    It sounds like rom-com hell. And it would be if Gandolfini and Louis-Dreyfus weren't such an appealing pair of misfits. It's a pleasure just to watch them spar.
  16. Reviewed by: Lawrence Toppman
    Sep 26, 2013
    83
    The result is one of the most honest recent comedies about romances that flourish, marriages that totter and the difficulties of raising children with the right blend of respect, discipline and support.
  17. Reviewed by: Marc Mohan
    Sep 26, 2013
    83
    There seems to be less acting going on and more being, which not only makes this an enormously affecting penultimate performance (Gandolfini’s final film, “Animal Rescue,” will be released next year), but reinforces the brilliance of the darker work for which he will no doubt remain best known.
  18. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Sep 25, 2013
    83
    The role of Albert in Nicole Holofcener's Enough Said is closer to who the man was, and who the actor seldom got the chance to play: bearish yet soft-spoken, a self-confessed slob with a soul bigger than his gut. There's warmth pouring from those slitted eyes, loosening up guarded smiles as Albert takes a chance on love again.
  19. Reviewed by: Kevin Jagernauth
    Sep 13, 2013
    83
    Enough Said is another tremendously well crafted, intelligent dramedy about people, with complicated lives, who make bad decisions trying to do the right thing.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 104 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 32
  2. Negative: 3 out of 32
  1. Sep 20, 2013
    8
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus is REALLY good in this movie. She dials back the extreme version of herself that she trots out for Veep (which I also enjoy) and shows a vulnerable side which is touching. Gandolfini is solid and serves his purpose, but it's not his movie. Keener also goes through the motions here and does her standard nice work. I want to call out Ben Falcone, who is hilarious in this film, and the greenlighters need to put him in a starring role. Full Review »
  2. Nov 13, 2014
    7
    "Enough Said" 10 Scale Rating: 6.5 (Good) ...

    The Good: Extremely realistic portrayal of what relationships are like, especially for those
    of us who are over 35. Rather than show us two pretty people going through the motions, "Enough Said" shows two imperfect people trying to make a relationship work. Gandolfini (in his final role) was excellent, despite seemingly being out of his comfort zone as an actor. I had my doubts about him as the lead in a quirky romantic comedy, but he pulled it off.

    The Bad: Julia Louis Dreyfus was TOO quirky and came across as unlikeable. It makes it difficult to root for the pair when one half of them annoys you during key scenes. The ending was a little abrupt and too neat and tidy. For a more realistic take, the final scenes didn't quite measure up.
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  3. Sep 2, 2014
    8
    I'm biased towards the greatness of Julia Louis-Dreyfus--but it's hard to deny the unexpected genius brought forth from Nicole Holofcener. Holofcener's has had decent and iffy films for many years now, it's good to know she's found her mark. Full Review »